Based off the amazon.com description, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what this story would entail.
I was wrong.
Daphne du Maurier threw out some shockers with Rebecca. Where I got the idea there was an actual ghost involved, I have no clue. Maybe because it was written in 1938.
It took me about three chapters to get into the story and then came page 264. What I read on this page may have been the greatest shock of my book reading life.
After page 264 I read for 4 hours straight, forgoing dinner because I HAD TO FINISH. I was still in shock after I finished it.
Without giving too much away (because you should really read it), I’ll say just a few more things:
- I wanted to punch Mrs. Danvers in the face the entire book (I hated her character almost as much as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter)
- I thought the development of the new Mrs. de Winters was fantastic (she annoyed the heck out of me for quite a while)
- I’m a fan of Beatrice
- I’m still in shock at the turn of events. Days later, writing this review..my brain is thinking “Wha?” Talk about a good story. Usually I can predict the basic story line. Not this one folks. Not this one.
- Read it!