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‘Du Maurier is a storyteller whose sole aim is to bewitch and beguile’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘Du Maurier has no equal’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘ . . . one of her best novels, ingeniously contrived as to plot, successfully realized as to characters’ KIRKUS REVIEWS
‘I threw the piece of paper on the fire. She saw it burn . . . ‘
Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip’s world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries. Then he suddenly dies in suspicious circumstances.
In almost no time at all, the new widow – Philip’s cousin Rachel – turns up in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious woman like a moth to the flame. And yet . . . might she have had a hand in Ambrose’s death?