I’ve taken the longest time in getting back to this series through no reason other than lack of time. Anyway, I made it at last and what a treat. I was a little concerned as to how I would remember who all the characters were, as there are quite a few, but there is a superb ‘Meet the Cast’ section at the front which gives you a wonderful catch up to the intertwining of the characters’ lives too.
As with the previous books in this series the chapters are told from the perspective of many different characters as they each tell their part in the story and I love how this author lets you know who is speaking within the first few lines without there needing to be a chapter heading telling you.
The start of this story finds Jane in a very dark place indeed. In fact, her treatment is shocking and it shows just how quickly every bit of power a person has can be completely stripped away.
Fortunately, Jane has Michael and risking his life he comes to her rescue, and the rescue of others too. I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving it all away. Suffice to say there is plenty that happens in this story including betrayal by family who should have known better.
I really enjoyed the travelling of the story from Yorkshire to Cornwall and the connections with the de Winter family at Manderley but above all this is a love story, an obsession almost between Jane and Michael and there’s also a young love that blossoms in this tale too, which is a nice touch. The ending is richly satisfying and will please those who have stayed with these characters through all their trials and tribulations. Heartily recommended.