BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

I'm on the blog tour today for The Winters by Lisa Gabriele, this is a wonderful, modern re-working of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I also have a copy to give away so please read on and visit the other blogs taking part too!
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded mansion of her new fiance Max Winter- a wealthy senator 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.
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.

Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages: 324

The Winters is a fantastic re-telling of Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It is dark, edgy and fast-paced, a really well thought out and modern adaption.
Rebecca is one of my favourite books so I was not sure what to expect from Lisa Gabriele's version but I was very pleasantly surprised. I tried not to keep making comparisons but instead I just enjoyed seeing how she used the characters and ideas in a modern setting. Setting it in the Hamptons was a great idea; it is a place full of glamour and wealth, a whole new world for the new Mrs De Winter to navigate.
Gabriele brings an excellent air of tension, mainly through the character of Max's daughter Dani. This tension and intrigue kept me reading on and on because I was desperate to know that would happen when it all finally came to a head and the author certainly did not disappoint!
The Winters is a book that I can highly recommend, it is clever and compelling and I think it will bring a modern audience to this classic and enthralling tale.

Many thanks to Harvill Secker for sending me a copy of this book to review. They have also kindly offered a copy to GIVEAWAY! Simply leave a comment below by midnight on Tuesday November 27th and I will draw a name at random. ONLY OPEN TO THOSE IN THE UK! 


Karen said...

The original Rebecca is an all time favourite and I'm very intrigued by this. Thank you for the giveaway

traveler said...

Thanks for this captivating novel which interests me greatly. Rebecca was memorable and I read all of Daphne DuMaurier's novels.

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