My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Maxim Winter, Rebecca and Manderely are certainly names etched in stone in the minds of readers addicted to thrillers. So here we have Max Winter, Rebekah and Asherley but instead of the brooding Mrs. Danvers, there’s Dani, the teenage daughter. There are quite lot of similarities with the original book, for example the young woman who marries the widower Max is unnamed as in Rebecca but the differences in the story begin soon enough. Lisa Gabriele has successfully used the inspiration and created a jaw dropping thriller as the twists and turns in the story leaves a reader breathless. There’s enough menace in the story to bring in the chills and I kept thinking of different scenarios for he climax and of course was surprised at the ending. Awesome work!
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“From the brilliant first line to the shattering conclusion, The Winters will draw you in and leave you breathless. . . . A must read.” —Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a spellbindingly suspenseful novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no woman—alive or dead—to interfere.
As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets—the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.