This is an excellent book written in true Daphne du Maurier style. It answers all of the "whatever happened to...?" questions.
I was very excited to see a sequel to Rebecca. Rebecca has been one of my all time favorite books. What a DISAPPOINTMENT!!! Du Maurier would be sick if she knew her beloved story had been so besmirched. The characters in this book have no resemblance whatsoever to the characters in Rebecca. Mrs De Winter at the end of Rebecca had become confident in herself and in her husband. The woman in Ms. Hill's story is a neurotic, spineless basket case. Ms Hill's Maxim has lost all his charm and is an ill-mannered buffoon. She has wasted her time and the readers' with this ridiculous drivel. (But I'm sure she made a nice little commission from all of Rebecca's Fans!!) Don't waste your time or your Credits. Can I give it Negative Stars?
What happened to Maxim de Winter and his second wife after Manderley burned? This suspenseful "completion" of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca begins with the couple's return to England, following a ten-year, self-imposed exile, for the funeral of Maxim's sister Beatrice.
In a voice true to the original story, Hill's Mrs. de Winter chronicles Rebecca's continuing shadow on their life: a mysterious wreath bearing a card with the initial "R" is discovered near Beatrice's grave, and unwelcome visitors include Jack Favell, who has visions of blackmail, and Mrs. Danvers, who seeks revenge.
The narrator's happiness with Maxim is threatened by his first wife's invasive presence. Can she protect him from the past, or will Rebecca's murder be avenged?
This sequel to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca depicts the further adventures of Maxim de Winter and his second wife.
Follow these 2 books up with Rebecca's Tale.
Hopefully you will have some closure on ??'s presented in the first 2 books.
Loved all of these books.
Since Manderley burned, tormented Maxim de Winter and his demure second wife have fled the ghosts of a dark, unspoken yesterday. And now they have come home to England--to bury what was and to start anew. But the sensual warmth of a golden autumn cannot mask the chill of a lingering evil. For Ocotober's gentle breeze whispers that Rebecca--beautiful, mysterious, malevolent Rebecca--is haunting their lives once more.
I don't agree with the other reviews- I really disliked this book. The plot was very forced and unbelievable, and the ending leaves you with nearly as many questions as you started with. Also, the descriptions/fantasy scenes were exaggerated and drug out far more than in du Maurier's style (lead to a lot of impatient skimming on my part).
Susan Hill does an excellent job with her sequel to "Rebecca." You could easily believe it's the original author. The same suspense, love of nature, interesting characters & uneasiness prevail. I hated the ending, however. If you liked "Rebecca," you must read this!
This is the sequel to Rebecca and a great read.
This is the sequel to Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. It is now England and Maxim De Winter and his second wife are trying to start over after Manderley burned. But their lives are still haunted by Rebecca.
I enjoyed reading the sequel after so many years of thinking about Rebecca - the first book.
This a sequel to the classic Rebecca. A good mystery.
Great follow-up to Rebecca. Consistent in style and themes. I really enjoyed it.
Sorry....Susan Hill is no DAPHNE DU MAURIER !!!!!
Nice book that wraps up the loose ends from the original, Rebecca.
This book is a worthy successor to Rebecca.
The author makes up her story about the first Mrs. deWinter from the famous duMaurier sstory, "Rebecca." Somebody else has done this for the mad first wife (crazy, that is) from "Jane Eyre." My husband read this book and said it was pretty good. That's all I know.
A captivating novel. If you liked Rebecca you will like this too. I would like to read more novels like this.
If you loved Rebecca, this is a great sequel. It was hard to tell that it was written by a different author.
sequel to 'rebecca'.
'For twelve years, in so many ways we had been as one, everything had been shared, there had been no secrets. Yet the past still held secrets, the past threw its shadows, and the shadows sometimes separated us.'
Very good book, I enjoyed it