The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to be hosting the first LOHF Community Wide Readalong! Beginning today, November 4, we will be reading Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca.
So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten…her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant — the sinister Mrs. Danvers — still loyal. And as an eerie presentiment of the evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca…for the secrets of Manderley.
Week 1: November 4 – November 10
This week we will be reading Chapters 1 – 8 of Rebecca.
Next Sunday, November 11, we will post discussion questions (along with our answers), and we would love for you to join in. You are welcome to post your answers in the comments section here at LOHF, on your own blog, and/or your social media platform. Be sure to leave us a link and tag us at #LOHFRebecca so we can join in the discussions.
As a thank you to everyone who takes part in reading and discussing Rebecca with us, we will be holding a giveaway for our next LOHF readalong selection. After we’ve finished Rebecca, we will announce our next readalong selection, our schedule, and the winner of our giveaway so stay tuned! All you need to do to enter is comment on one of our readalong discussion posts with either your discussion thoughts or a link to where we can find your thoughts on the current readalong section.
Join the Readalong
Will you be reading Rebecca with us this month? Be sure to let us know! We are so excited to be reading this book with you!