And here I was thinking the book was the same as Thorn Abbey, or correction the other way around. But I found out they are both retellings of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
The book itself was great. Our main character gets transferred to an exclusive boarding school, where she wanted to go to when she first read Harry Potter. Apparently her parents never thought she might not want to go to it after the first few rejections, and she didn’t even argue that much or tried to explain she didn’t want to go. Weird, but ok.
Anyways, there is spot free, and she gets that. At her school everyone is acting strange, because she is filling in the spot of one of the most loved/popular girls who disappeared.
She also falls in love with the missing girl her boyfriend, and a lot of things happen. It is a great book. I bought it after I read the ebook version. 🙂
The book started out so lovely, though with some problems. Our couple likes each other very much. So much the boyfriend has said he loved his girlfriend, she however.. hasn’t done so yet, and feels guilty about it.
Though there is no need to feel guilty, I can somehow imagine why, her boyfriend is waiting patiently, but he would like to hear it too once.
Since her boyfriend graduated, and she really wants to tell him she loves him, she decides to plan something. When she finds a photograph and a map in the attic of her boyfriends house, she decides to go there.
She tricks him by saying she needs to get her wallet, then stuffs his backpack with stuff and says they are leaving. He is at first very happy, but this soon changes when he finds out where they are going. After they get into the house, he starts to relax and they have a fun day. But the next days strange things happen. Colin starts acting strangely, eyes getting glazed over, him not remembering things and he calling her names and also he becomes violent.
In the end he even tried to kill her, she can escape though, and while her boyfriend is unconscious she throws him in the car and they drive to the hospital, where they find out he apparently was re-enacting stuff from the past, that the house and the surroundings triggered something from the past, something that took over and made him to someone different.
Overall it was a great book, I really loved how it went from sweet to evil and scary.
I would recommend it to everyone. 🙂