Christina Harlin That's my question above and I wanted to elaborate. I considered it a good attempt to recapture DuMaurier's style so I admire Hill for that, but didn't like what the book did with its chance to continue the story. It seemed to be the story of "Rebecca" told all over again with the protagonist experiencing exactly the same problems as before: her reticence to question, lack of self-confidence, and fear of the unknown. I felt that the second Mrs. DeWinter would have grown more of a backbone considering what happened to her in "Rebecca," or at least a greater willingness to speak about the things most troubling her. Any thoughts?