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Rating: /5 Stars
Rebecca is a story of two women, a man and a house.
When in Monte Carlo, our heroine, a paid companion (a modern personal assistant) of an insufferable woman called Mrs Van Hopper, chances to meet Mr de Winter the esteemed owner of the majestic house called Manderley.
Our heroine, finds herself in love with the compelling Mr de Winter and immediately accepts the marriage proposal after several acquaintances. Soon she becomes the new mistress of Manderley.
In constant comparison with the most loved and admired late Rebecca de Winter, she struggles to find her place in the midst of her legacy. Manderley, a living, breathing and hellish gothic mansion further torments our heroine and finds it difficult to adjust into a more luxurious lifestyle and the haunting presence of Rebecca.
Rebecca is hauntingly beautiful, a gripping and riveting novel that is sure to keep you glued to your seat. With its poetic narrative we slowly discover the horrifying secrets of Manderley and Rebecca. Mrs Danvers is an unforgettable character, menacing in her own way adds up to the overall eerie feeling of Manderley.
Definitely a must-read for readers of crime and mystery, psychological thrillers and surprisingly so, the very core of the book, romance.