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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  2,327 ratings  ·  502 reviews
A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery.
“There’s something hidden in the maze.”
Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country m
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Delacorte Press
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I don’t need to be afraid. My differences are what make me special. He knew I was different all along.

I'm sure this book tries to pay homage to the great Rebecca. Personally, I think the late, grand dame Daphne Du Maurier would say "Lol, no thanks, bitches." to this book's sad attempt at imitation. Rebecca is my favorite book of all time. It beats Harry Potter (I know, I know), and since I was 13 years old, it has held an incredibly dear place in my heart. As an homage to my favorite novel,
First off, how fabulous is that cover?!
Stunning! Beautiful, haunting, gorgeous. etc..
I seriously wish I had a hardback edition of this book, because I'd display the shit out of it.

I really enjoyed the writing, the pace, and the whodunnit murder-mystery aspect of it.
I picked it up yesterday afternoon, and I finished it before bedtime.
It's not a short book, so that says something right there. So, even with all of the flaws, I couldn't bring myself to 1 star this book for that reason alone.

Mar 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Mrs. Danvers
Recommended to Cillian by: Rebecca's shell
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Steysha Kravits
Jan 16, 2014 rated it liked it

Suspicion is like a paranormal Princess diaries, only it’s also a gothic thriller. Alexandra Monir, the author of Timeless series, creates a spooky mystery surrounding the Rockford family, which, as every rich and powerful family, has a few skeletons in wardrobe. This is also a YA retelling of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which I haven’t read, so no further comments about it. This book is either love or hate. You can do as I did, which is to ignore all the plot holes and enjoy the story. But it
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW, this book blew me away. I'd just re-read my favorite book from childhood, REBECCA, and then won an ARC of this and was so excited to see it was a twist on REBECCA! Beautiful writing, great characters (I <3 Sebastian) and a twist that will blow your mind but makes TOTAL sense when you go back and reread from the beginning! I want to say more, but I don't want to give away any spoilers- so many secrets in this book! I truly couldn't put it down and only wish it was longer, sigh! ...more
Danielle (Love at First Page)
1-1.5 stars

Friends, I don't usually write a review immediately after finishing the book, but I'm making an exception here because I want this one out of my system as soon as possible. I want to be done with it and move on and not have to think about it any longer. Sounds harsh, I know, but Suspicion is not only one of the most ridiculous books I've read this year, but one of the worst. (If only I could end my review there, right?)

This is supposed to be some dark and romantic mash-up of The Prin
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacrote Press
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor.

"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English cou
Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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3 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below).
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My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A new novel from the author of one of my favorites, Timeless, and I managed to score an ARC!! This one just might be even better than Timeless?! Gorgeous writing, great pacing, unique world and mystery, and a reveal and climax that wowed me. This is up there with We Were Liars as my favorite reads of 2014!
Colleen Houck
Wow the setting was amazing in this book. I felt like I was living at the old estate myself and wandering the maze with the heroine. Love her ability and the cover is perfect! Also I think me and Alexandra have the same taste in men. ;)
Brit Fraser
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I couldn't sleep until I finished this book! What a great mystery, and I loved the setting- a modern-day Downton Abbey is such a cool idea. I wanted to pick up and move to Rockford myself by the end of it! I pride myself on being able to predict twists (I've watched a lot of TV!) but I actually didn't figure out the twist on this one, and like another person said, I went back and reread Suspicion after I found out The Secret, and it was so much fun to get a second read with this new perspective. ...more
Suspicion is a very hard book to review. Very hard. This is a supernatural mystery set in England and dealing with English aristocrats, creepy mazes, family secrets and quite a handful of dead bodies. At least that's what it is by definition, because in truth, it really isn't any of these things. The idea and the elements are there, yes, but the execution is so messy, so utterly far-fetched and unrealistic (even for a supernatural mystery), that, ultimately, this book is about everything and no ...more
Anatea Oroz
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

I have been seeing a lot of negative reviews of Suspicion lately. I'm glad I didn't feel about it like majority though, but then again, I could see where they were coming from. I did like Suspicion and the main idea, but I couldn't help but feel that this book could have been SO MUCH BETTER! Sometimes it felt like some of the really important things are missing, or are left unexplored.

The story starts when Imogen was just 10 years old
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this one! I've heard about Rebecca, but never read the original story, so I went into this book with only a little knowledge to it's inspiration, but I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. I've read Monir's Timeless books and was drawn to the history and details she put in them but at the same time she spins them into something unique and romantic. Suspicion, was like that for me. I fell in love with the history of the Rockford family and the myth of Lady Beatrice and how it en ...more
Allie Hocks
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one!!! I'm a big fan of classic mystery novels, like Agatha Christie, and this was such a great throwback to that, with twists and turns that made the book impossible to put down. I actually read it in one sitting. The twist was OMG! and made me want to go back and read the book all over again- which I did. :) Still hasn't beat The Maze Runner as my favorite YA- but close! And there's a maze in this one too, ha! (Received an egalley copy of this)
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I'm honestly not sure where to even start with this review.

Should I talk about the first 80% of the book, which was sort of a mash-up of Princess Diaries and a paranormal-tinged murder mystery - neither of which was that great? Or should I just skip to the end, and tell you how the last 20% (most emphatically, the last 10%) ruined any potential this book had of getting even a 2-3 star review, w
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though I have read retellings before of Rebecca, I have never actually read the original, which just might be why I seem to like the retellings so much and why this worked so well for me.

Throw in a well done retelling with just enough hint at a solid mystery and a paranormal aspect and you pretty much have me at “go”. Not to mention the alluring synopsis and of course that absolutely gorgeous cover and okay, I was pretty drawn in from the get go. But, I have been deceived by a pretty face b
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alexandra Monir’s SUSPICION is more than just a gorgeous cover. Beautiful, wonderfully descriptive writing, a captivating mystery that delivers a few twists, turns and surprises to keep readers guessing, and a touch of the paranormal to add intrigue make this story an incredibly engaging page-turner.

Told in three parts, readers will be introduced to Imogen Rockford, learn of the tragedy that befell her at a young age, discover her family’s dark history, explore Rockford Manor, its gardens and ma
Nasty Lady MJ
Dec 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
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After reading the article about how Richard the III might’ve not been as a legitimate heir as previously thought…well, it gave me hope for my royal aspirations (they were shot down previously when Will married Kate and produced the spare spare and now the spare spare spare…so that makes still single Harry the spare spare spare spare). If only a genetic test from shows that I have some distant cousin related to W
Suspicion starts off with Imogen and her family when she was just ten years old. Being happy to see her cousin Lucia at their summer palace. When tragedy strikes her family, she is shipped off the United States to live with her godparents and her friend Zoey. She realizes that her adopted parents are keeping something from her and when she finds out, the life that she knows is gone. She's going back to the United Kingdom to be the Duchess herself.

There is something about her writing that just m
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Suspicion is a page-turner from beginning to end, the mysterious circumstances of the prologue blending seamlessly with a flashback in the first chapter to a devastating night seven years prior to pique our curiosity instantly. The flashback not only introduces us to the eerily gorgeous grounds of Rockford Manor, a character unto itself in this tale, but also to young Imogen’s heartbreaking crush on Sebastian, the son of the equally wealthy family in the neighboring estate. It’s this seemingly u ...more
Wart Hill
Nov 26, 2014 marked it as gave-up  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc2014
Nope. Not happening. Not even a little bit believable.

I received a free ARC via NetGalley

I made it through 36% of this book and I have NO FUCKING CLUE WHY.

It's atrocious. It's horrendous. It's laughably bad. It is just.

I have no words for how bad I found this book.
Wendy Darling
Always a little suspicious of these things, but REBECCA. My favorite.

Check out my other reviews at Little Miss Bookmark!

I was super excited to receive this book from the publisher a couple of months ago. Instead of picking it up right when I received it, I had to set it aside. Usually, I try to stay away from reviews of books I'm getting read to read because I don't want it to influence my own thoughts and feelings on it. But this time, one of my friends on Goodreads basically said it was a waste of time. That really made me take a step back and wonder about read
May 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
WTF?!?!?!?!?! The first part of the book moved along well enough but after becoming invested and waiting for this big reveal, I was sorely let down by an absolutely ridiculous plot twist. Ugh what a bummer.
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank Delacorte Press for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.

I had great hopes for this book. First I off, I had complete cover lust. I mean look at it. It's just so pretty. And I knew there was going to have to be symbolism in it. There just had to be. So that pulled me in. And then the premise reeled me in. Paranormal element, check. Takes place in England, check. Hot boy, ch
Tiffany (About to Read)
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

I really enjoyed reading Suspicion. From the second I started it, I knew it was going to be everything I wanted it to—a modern gothic novel complete with the perfect country manor house and a hint of magic. And that’s exactly what I got! At least for the first half of the novel. The second half turned toward more of a mystery, which I really could have done without. While I didn’t enjoy the second half of the novel as much as the first, it’s really more of a disagreement on where the
My thanks to Delacorte Press and NetGalley

Point of View: Single (Imogen)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Setting: New York/Oxfordshire, UK
Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal/Mystery

There were parts of this book that I adored, but again, there were parts that I didn't like. Generally, it was an interesting read. I enjoyed the suspense and creepy, eerie scenes.

Imogen was not a very intriguing character in my idea. She was just too plain. Other characters were forgettable as well.

The pace was t
2.5 stars

My relationship with this book was a rocky one. I actually enjoyed the first half of the novel, but the second half of the book left me very disappointed, a disappointment that was made even greater by a misunderstanding caused by the incomplete description of this book that was provided by the publisher. I was not aware of the nature of this book and what inspired it - (Rebecca)- simply because, apparently, nobody else was, and that left quite a mark on my impression of the novel. Havi
”My new life in England is waiting, whether I like it or not- and there’s no turning back.”

Having not yet read Rebecca, the book that inspired this retelling, I can’t say whether or not this is an accurate representation of the original novel (though I would probably suspect the answer is a no). However, having read several Gothic horror romance novels, I can say that this book was the equivalent of an extremely bad cup of store bought vanilla pudding.

Imogen Rockford and her family always st
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Alexandra Monir, Iranian-American author and recording artist, has published five novels for young adults, including her popular debut, Timeless. A Barnes & Noble best-seller and one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month,” Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper, have been featured in numerous media outlets and been published in different countries around the world. She followed the duology with Suspic ...more

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