In Her Shadow by Kristin Miller

In Her Shadow

One has to love a good mystery, especially filled with drama!

Thank you to Ballantine Books for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: Once his secretary, Colleen is now pregnant with Michael’s baby. When he brings her to his opulent estate, Ravenwood, she is abruptly thrust into a life of luxury she’s never known. But Colleen finds the immense house suffused with the memory of Michael’s beautiful wife, Joanna, who left months ago and who haunts her imagination. It quickly becomes apparent that there is little room for a new mistress of this house: The staff greets her with hostility, and there are entire wings and corridors from which she is prohibited to enter. Then bones are unearthed in the grove across the street. When Michael falls under the suspicion of the detectives investigating the case, the soon-to-be mother of his child finds herself hurled deeper into her boyfriend’s dark past–a past that threatens to upend all her dreams. But the terrifying secrets lurking in the shadows of Ravenwood pale in comparison to the drastic measures Colleen will take to stake a claim to her new life. Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s RebeccaIn Her Shadow is the chilling story of one woman’s desperate desire to be loved and the ghosts that get in her way–but only if she lets them.

I was inspired most to read this book because it was advertised as a modern-day Rebecca. I am a big fan of the Alfred Hitchcock movie. I don’t think I liked the characters as much in this book as I did in the movie, but the twists and turns in this book were totally worth it. I highly recommend this entertaining read!

4.5/5 Stars

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

I’m a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan, so I obviously had to get my hands on this book after I heard it was based off of the book-turned-movie Rebecca.

A young woman is working for a boat company when she runs into Max Winters, a famous New York Senator. They spend time together which soon leads into a whisking romance with a quick engagement. Meanwhile, Dani, Max’s teenage daughter, is having a hard time getting over the death of her mother, Max’s first wife Rebekah. You would almost think that Rebekah was still around. What happened to Rebekah? Will the young woman ever feel like she belongs in her new family?

It’s a little slow to start in my opinion (I had to push myself along at first, not going to lie), but enjoyed this modern take on the classic regardless. The plot was well done and worth the read if you’re a Rebecca fan. It’s just a little longer than it needed to be. On the other hand, I’m absolutely in love with the cover! I don’t think I could find myself reading this one again. I’d rather read Rebecca, honestly.

3/5 Stars