Review: Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A young woman meets a debonair, rich man. She marries him and returns to his family estate. The new Mrs. de Winter quickly finds herself being judged by the housekeeper. The housekeeper is still very devoted to the first Mrs. de Winter. The housekeeper keeps taunting the new Mrs. de Winter and continues to suggest that Mr. de Winter doesn't truly love her.

I loved this haunting, Gothic tale. The nameless protagonist (the new Mrs. de Winter) is out of her element in this rich and lavish house. She doesn't know how to be a lady, just a lady's companion. The only woman that can be kind to her, the housekeeper, ignores her and taunts her while continuing to keep a torch for the first Mrs. de Winter. This stressful situation combined with the constant questions of why and how did the first Mrs. de Winter die make this book a real page turner.

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