My enjoyment rating: 4 of 5 stars
My book hangover rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Personal copy
Genre: Classic fiction; mystery
Objectionable material: None
April Book Club choice
My Cousin Rachel…the original Gone Girl.
Rachel Ashley has buried 2 husbands…now she is after the wealth and trinkets of her deceased husband’s cousin…or is she?
Daphne du Maurier does what no other author can do – keep you guessing until the very last word.
She creates tension, doubt, atmosphere, and character tone that changes instantly.
More than once I wanted to vocally scream at the page – “Philip Ashley – are you crazy? What are you doing?” How many authors have the literary power to evoke such audible emotions?
This was a psychological thriller, with the beauty of a Cornish estate. Or possibly…Gone Girl meets Downton Abbey.
Final word of caution…be wary of your house guests and their tea.
May Book Club choice:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald