"A stylish, highly original and completely addictive take on du Maurier's Rebecca. Read it!" —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“Dark and richly atmospheric. . . A bewitching novel about love, lies, and the ghosts that never quite leave us alone.” –Bustle
Some secrets never stay buried
After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. She soon realizes there is no clear place for her in this twisted little family: Max and Dani circle each other like cats, a dynamic that both repels and fascinates her, and he harbors political ambitions with which he will allow no woman—alive or dead—to interfere.
As the soon-to-be second Mrs. Winter grows more in love with Max, and more afraid of Dani, she is drawn deeper into the family’s dark secrets—the kind of secrets that could kill her, too. The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.
About the Author
Lisa Gabriele is the author of two literary novels. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Vice, and Salon as well as various anthologies, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She lives in Toronto, where she is an award-winning television producer.
“One of the most famous gothic thrillers has been recast for a new generation.” —NPR
“Thrilling.” —Southern Living
“A bewitching novel about love, lies, and the ghosts that never quite leave us alone, The Winters is a masterful retelling of an old favorite that has enough surprises to keep readers hooked, even if they think they know how it all ends.” —Bustle
“[A] suspenseful, dark tale of love, deception, and grief . . . from the minute you crack open The Winters until you reach its riveting conclusion, you'll be spellbound.” —PopSugar
“[A] haunting reimagining of Daphne Du Maurier’s original thriller, Rebecca . . . This retelling. . . retains the allure and gothic tone of the original, while remaining a page-turner for newcomers to the story.” —Booklist
“Spellbinding and eerie. . . . a riveting, breaktaking page-turner.” —Woman's World
“[A] creepy, atmospheric homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca . . . Gabriele keeps the tension high up to the surprising and satisfying final twist. Du Maurier fans will be pleased.” —Publishers Weekly
“Gabriele torques and knots Daphne du Maurier’s gothic tale Rebecca into modern, compelling, readable domestic suspense. . . Fans of du Maurier’s book or the 1940 Hitchcock film will admire how Gabriele plays with the elements, but anyone who appreciates solid, twisty, 'whom can I trust' narratives and female empowerment stories can enjoy.” —Library Journal
“It’s as beautifully written as it is (re)plotted and the updating of the characters is superb. Fabulous—and not just for Rebecca fans.” —Daily Mail
“A stylish, highly original and completely addictive take on du Maurier’s Rebecca. Read it!” —Shari Lapena,New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“From the brilliant first line to the shattering conclusion, The Winters will draw you in and leave you breathless. Gorgeous prose, well-drawn characters, and a spellbinding story make this a must read.” —Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
“The Winters echoes the classic Rebecca but is a beautifully crafted, haunting thriller of its own that defies expectations at every turn. I read straight through, breathless to the killer final pages. A brilliant achievement.” —Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Cross Her Heart and Behind Her Eyes
“A slow tease that builds to a surprising and satisfying climax.” —Joy Fielding, bestselling author of The Bad Daughter
“A sharp and wickedly vivid novel—Lisa Gabriele spins a tight, gasping mystery from the confines of a picturesque home. As a result, The Winters is both a gripping thriller and an acute story of female resilience.” —Danya Kukafka, bestselling author of Girl in Snow
“The Winters is a clever, tense, atmospheric story that kept me gripped throughout. I couldn’t put it down!” —Jo Jakeman, author ofSticks and Stones
“Jaw-dropping page turner and artful homage, The Winters is the rare thriller that’s as smart as it is sexy—Lisa Gabriele’s forte. The unnamed main character will break your heart and send your spirit soaring. I loved this book.” —Katrina Onstad, author of Everybody Has Everything
“The Winters is the most spellbinding book I’ve read this year! And certainly the most elegantly written. I loved it. What an exceptional, feminist piece of work.” —Ingrid Alexander,author of The New Girl