05 October 2009

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier


My Cousin Rachel ~ Daphne Du Maurier
Philip Ashley's older cousin Ambrose, who raised the orphaned Philip as his own son, has died in Rome. Philip, the heir to Ambrose's beautiful English estate, is crushed that the man he loved died far from home. He is also suspicious. While in Italy, Ambrose fell in love with Rachel, a beautiful English and Italian woman. But the final, brief letters Ambrose wrote hinted that his love had turned to paranoia and fear.

Now Rachel has arrived at Philip's newly inherited estate. Could this exquisite woman, who seems to genuinely share Philip's grief at Ambrose's death, really be as cruel as Philip imagined? Or is she the kind, passionate woman whom Ambrose fell for... with a tremendous longing to be loved? Philip struggles to answer this question: Ambrose's estate, and his own future, will be destroyed if his answer is wrong.

I really liked this book. It was a little slow going at the beginning, but once I got into it I could hardly put it down.  This book keeps you guessing about his cousin Rachel.  The ending seemed to end rather suddenly, but overall it was an enjoyable read.  If you are a Du Maurier fan this is one of her best!

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