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Lisa W

You've got me hooked. I'll add it to my oh-so-long list!

carole

I think I must be in a minority of one, I started the book full of enthusiasm, but found myself getting steadily less impressed. Apart from thinking the modern day story was rather weak, I can't quite put my finger on why I ended up disappointed with it. Maybe I was sympathetic to characters who are depicted as weak or plain nasty. Will be interested in your review.

Lisa

I've heard so much about this book. It is definitely one I'm interested in.

Maureen

I'm afraid that I am another disappointed reader. I struggled on to the 200 page mark but just couldn't finish it. It has one of the most beautiful covers of the year, though.

Juliet

Carole is perhaps in the minority (at least in the blogosphere), but it's certainly not a minority of one. I too leapt on it with great eagerness, expecting to love it, but I found it most disappointing. It is undeniably very well-researched but it just didn't work on any level for me. Agree that it has the most wonderful cover, however.

Terri (teelgee)

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Carol

Wow, it sure sounds like a good read, but reading the comments ... maybe not. It will be interesting to see what you think of it.

Lyn Baines

I loved it. I found the Daphne & Symington sections compelling reading. The contemporary sections with the unnamed student & the husband's mysterious first wife were less successful for me. The Rebecca references were just too obvious. I've always been fascinated by Du Maurier & the Brontes so I loved all the literary sleuthing in archives etc.

Becca

I'm sure you'll love it - I couldn't put it down when I read it, and will be reviewing it, along with her other works, shortly. Enjoy!

jpicardie

I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Edinburgh festival -- will you be wearing a cornflower in your lapel, or should I? Hope you enjoy the book...

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