Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

 My book review of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Title: Rebecca

By: Daphne du Maurier

Genre: Historical Thriller

Pages: 449

Release Date: December 17th, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again..."

Ancient, beautiful Manderley, between the rose garden and the sea, is the county's showpiece. Rebecca made it so - even a year after her death, Rebecca's influence still rules there. How can Maxim de Winter's shy new bride ever fill her place or escape her vital shadow?

A shadow that grows longer and darker as the brief summer fades, until, in a moment of climatic revelations, it threatens to eclipse Manderley and its inhabitants completely...


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So... I watched the movie first and then read the book. I think if it was the other way around, I wouldn't have loved the book as much, but I have to say, this was a wonderful read.

There were so many parts in this story that stood out, but I think the one that was my favorite was the when the new Mrs. de Winter came down the stairs right before the ball in the beautiful red dress setting off a chain of events that would make the blood boil and top the cringe worthy charts. It made me want to smack Mrs. Danvers.

Favorite Quote:

“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.”

I gave this read 5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely loved it. There was romance and thrills spun throughout the story. 

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