A spellbindingly suspenseful novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can't be escaped.
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.
LISA GABRIELE is the author of Tempting Faith DiNapoli and The Almost Archer Sisters, and is an award-winning TV producer, writer and director. Her writing has appeared in Vice, Nerve, New York Magazine, The Washington Post,The New York Times Magazine,The Globe and Mail, National Post, Elle and Glamour. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, including The Best American Non-Required Reading. She's also the author of the internationally bestselling S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy, under the pseudonym L. Marie Adeline, a series that's been published in more than 30 countries.
Shortlisted for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel
A BuzzFeed Best Book of 2018
"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
"Gabriele's novel has within it all of the components that have kept readers enthralled by Rebecca all these years: a fascinating narrator, a darkly alluring setting, a glut of thrilling secrets, and gorgeously lyrical prose describing each moment of mounting tension. . . . A bewitching novel about love, lies and the ghosts that never leave us alone, The Winters is a masterful retelling of an old favorite that has enough surprises to keep readers hooked." —Bustle
"'Last night Rebekah tried to murder me again.' With that close echo of one of the most famous opening lines in literature, Gabriele pulls back the curtain on her update of Daphne Du Maurier's 1938 classic, Rebecca." —Kirkus Reviews
"The Winters is inspired by the classic Daphne du Maurier novel Rebecca, but it is thoroughly updated for our times and offers new surprises that you won't see coming." —PopSugar
"Gabriele's chutzpah in reinventing a much-loved novel brings considerale risk, but the results are satisfying, both as metafiction and as a sharp exercise in psychological suspense." —The Guardian (UK)
"[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
"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." —The Daily Mail (UK)
"This update to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca . . . offers a compelling, twisty feminist tale. . . . Pungent, pacy, familiar, yet with its own surprises." —The Times (UK)
"Spellbinding and eerie. . . . A riveting, breaktaking page-turner." —Woman's World
"The Winters is typical of Gabriele's ability to write breezy stories about complex young women, and their relationships with each other, without being overly cerebral or serious. It's light but absorbing—the best kind of chick lit." —NOW (Toronto)
"[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
"Thrilling." —Southern Living
"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, bestselling 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 Behind Her Eyes
"A sharp and wickedly vivid novel—Lisa Gabriele spins a tight, gasping mystery from the confines of a picturesque home. The Winters is both a gripping thriller and an acute story of female resilience." —Danya Kukafka, author of Girl in Snow
"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, bestselling author of Everybody Has Everything
"A slow tease that builds to a surprising and satisfying climax." —Joy Fielding, bestselling author of The Bad Daughter
"The Winters is a clever, tense, atmospheric story that kept me gripped throughout. It's a wonderful tribute to one of my all-time favourite books, Rebecca. I couldn't put it down!" —Jo Jakeman, author of Sticks and Stones
"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
"It's not just a brilliantly well-told story, it is the perfect modern, feminist retelling. . . . I really loved it and devoured it in two days. . . . Everyone should go out and buy it!" —Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty, via Twitter