With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants.-3 women, 8 men.
The story of "middle sister" (the characters have no names) and the people around her is: compelling, stressful, emotional, violent, feminist, stunning, and utterly unforgettable. There are transcendant moments of pure beauty and joy that will shock you. This is an amazing book worthy of all the praise.