The Winters

The Winters Review

Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a spellbindingly suspenseful novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped

After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no woman—alive or dead—to interfere.

As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets—the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.

Title:The Winters
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Debra

    4.5 Stars"Last night Rebekah tried to murder me again."Now that is how you grip a reader from the very first sentence!A young woman, who shall remain nameless, meets Max, a wealthy politician and wido...

  • Paromjit

    Lisa Gabriele writes an enjoyable psychological thriller based on Daphne Du Maurier's classic novel Rebecca. This is a modern American version set in the wealthy Hamptons, Long Island. A naive unnamed...

  • Holly  B

    First I should say that Rebecca is an all time favorite of mine, and this book was inspired by the original. It isn't a retelling. I have read the 1938 classic, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier twice a...

  • Michelle

    "Last night Rebekah tried to murder me again." The Winters is a modern day re-telling of the classic novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I am apparently one of the only people in the world that hasn...

  • Peter

    SinisterThe Winters is an audacious book, in that it grabs very explicitly the iconic story Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, in both hands and writes a bold new modern-day retelling of Max Winter and hi...

  • Diane S ?

    I'm not a big fan of modern retellings of well known novels. It has been a long time since I read Rebecca, so I dont remember all the t. What I do remeber is the Gothic tone, the sense of forboding th...

  • JanB

    Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, is a long-time favorite of mine, so when I received this book in the mail as my November Shelf subscription I was excited. What made it even better was buddy reading it ...

  • Marialyce

    4 intriguing stars"You may tell the greatest lies and wear a brilliant disguise, but you can't escape the eyes of the one who sees right through you." (Tom Robbins) Life has been pretty sad for our un...

  • Tammy

    This is a nice, light riff on Rebecca. There are enough changes to make it an interesting update yet retain the Gothic elements of the classic novel. Well done but not riveting....

  • Carrie

    The Winters by Lisa Gabriele is a thriller that was inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca. What the author has done with this retelling is bring the story into the present time in Am...