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review 2019-11-11 15:07
More tragic love story than thriller
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier

Considered by some to be Daphne Du Maurier's most feminist novel, "My Cousin Rachel" follows the story of wealthy orphan Philip Ashley, and his two cousins - Ambrose and Rachel.
Due to health, Ambrose spends his winters in warmer climates, leaving his cousin (young adult, Philip) in charge of his vast estate. While in Italy Ambrose falls in love with and marries Rachel, but letters sent home suggest that Rachel may be trying to poison Ambrose. Philip heads to Florence only to discover Ambrose is dead and Rachel has gone.
Rachel arrives in the Cornish estate soon after Philip's return. She appears to be a lovely woman, cultured, intelligent and unlike the few women Philip has encountered. She overcomes his anger at Ambrose's death with her intriguing gentleness and Philip finds himself falling in love with her.
The tension comes from not knowing whether Rachel is manipulating Philip or Philip is misinterpreting her words and actions. In many ways it's a tragic love story, while in other ways it's a story about a woman trying to negotiate her way in a world determined to misunderstand and control her. I enjoyed it very much.

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review 2019-09-08 02:02
Book Review: My Cousin Rachel
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

Book: My Cousin Rachel


Author: Daphne du Maurier


Genre: Fiction/Thriller/Suspense/Mystery


Summary: One of the world's greatest storytellers, Daphne du Maurier spins a dark gothic tale of passion and unswerving love that turns to suspicion and fear. Rachel, a woman of exquisite beauty, descends on the great Cornwall estate of Philip Ashley. Despite his aroused suspicions, she soon enchants him. In this tale of good and evil, Philip must decide whether the glorious Rachel, the recent mysterious widow of his beloved cousin, is out to destroy him or is the innocent victim of devious men with a tremendous longing to be loved. His fate and his future lie in the answer to this deadly question. -Sourcebooks, 1951.


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review 2019-06-15 23:44
What the fuck did I just read?
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

Oh, this book. This book is crazy, intriguing, compelling, disturbing and unaccountable.


I feel like maybe I should just turn right around and read it again because I have NO IDEA WHAT JUST HAPPENED.


Dayum, can Daphne du Maurier tell stories or what. 


I think that this was actually better than Rebecca, and it was for sure better than Jamaica Inn.

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text 2019-06-15 21:01
Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 348 pages.
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

Someone needs to give the narrator a swift kick in the arse.

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text 2019-06-14 04:21
Reading progress update: I've read 36 out of 348 pages.
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

"For God's sake, come to me quickly. She has done for me at last, Rachel my torment. If you delay, it may be too late."


OMG, that is an EPIC line.

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