I picked up Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for 4 reasons:
1. Everyone raves about this book
2. It’s been on my TBR list for waaaaay too long
3. It’s on my Classics Club list
4. It’s called Rebecca, only the best name ever.
On the cover of the paperback I have, it says “The unsurpassed modern masterpiece of romantic suspense.” That did not make me look forward to reading it. But I read it anyway.
The second Mrs. de Winter (who, if I’m not mistaken, we never find out what her name actually is) tells the story of her experiences at Manderley, a fabulous estate.
She started out poor, as a companion/maid to a wealthy old woman, and ends up meeting Maxim de Winter while in Monte Carlo. No one would have expected it, but after a short period of time, only a few weeks, Maxim asks her to marry him and come back to Manderley with him.
After a honeymoon in Italy, they arrive at Manderley, a home that is filled with his late wife Rebecca’s touches and tastes. The new Mrs. de Winter can’t live up to the fabulous Rebecca, who everyone loved so much. . .
But something isn’t right. . .
Actually, something is severely wrong. . .
It just takes a while of reading to find out what exactly that “wrong” thing is.
Rebecca is a classic for a reason. It’s shocking, suspenseful, beautifully written. I highly recommend checking out Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier if you have not done so, especially if you want an easy-to-read classic novel.
What name do YOU think is the best?