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Disappointing Du Maurier,
This review is from: My Cousin Rachel (Paperback)
As a huge fan of Du Maurier, I was generally unimpressed by this novel in comparison to her others, such as Rebecca, The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, and The House on the Strand. I find Du Maurier wonderful, if inconsistent, alternately delivering atmosphere, thrills, and unusually gripping late-night storytelling. This novel promises all of the above, but ultimately delivers an unsatisfying ending that leaves the reader feeling the story was somehow derailed at its high point. If the benefit of a melodramatic period piece is an un-put-downable book, My Cousin Rachel doesn't make the grade. Stick to some of Du Maurier's other works.