The Winters by Lisa Gabriele. (2018).
**3.5 out of 5 stars**
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the secluded mansion of her new fiancee Max, a wealthy senator and recent widower. All over the house are remnants of Max’s first wife Rebekah, and living with them is Max’s teenage daughter Dani who is a handful. The soon- to-be second Mrs Winter quickly grows more in love with Max, more afraid of Dani and discovers there is dark secrets in this family.
This book states on the back cover that it was inspired by “the classic novel Rebecca” (by Daphne du Maurier, 1938). I haven’t read that novel myself so can’t tell you how it compares haha. But I can tell you that this book was fairly enjoyable. It was a bit of a slow start and middle and then a whole lot of action with revealed secrets in the end. I did find it a bit strange that the main character is never named, that kind of bugged me for some reason. I also found the main character pretty wilfully naive. Overall, this was an intriguing psychological drama novel that was ‘something different’.