Saturday, 5 July 2008

Book Review.


I have just finished this book.The characters were well developed and the air of mystery pervaded the pages.By not naming the second wife who is the narrator of the story, adds to the mystery. This character is very timid and submissive but as the story develops she appears strong and protective.
The book breezed along beautifully for me, but the last few pages were a disappointment. Perhaps the ending was to signify the end of all their troubles or maybe the beginning, as the truth of the crime was not revealed.
As the story draws to a close, another book is discussed, 'Rebecca's Tale' by Sally Beauman. This book follows on from 'Rebecca' twenty years after the original was set.I liked the few pages regarding this book and will read it one day, it's added to my TBR list.

3 comments:

Marg said...

This book is definitely one of the top picks when it comes to the gothic style of literature!

Susan said...

Oh, my gosh! I never would have imagined that book is still around! I must have read it 40 years ago. How nice that it's become a classic. She wrote some other good ones, too, but that was always my favorite.

becky voyles said...

This is one of my favorite books probably because it is my name! LOL