Why this book?
This is my all-time favorite book. From the brooding and mysterious Maxim de Winter to the beautiful landscape of Manderley, this story shows how dangerous our perceptions of others can be. The unnamed narrator who marries Maxim is haunted by his first wife, Rebecca, simply by how all the other characters speak of her. The fact that no ghost ever makes an appearance almost makes the book more suspenseful because you can practically feel her there without actually getting the satisfaction of seeing her. Also, the twisted ending makes this book a must-read!