The story follows a young woman who marries a widower and moves into his estate, filled with the memories of his first wife.
Central to the plot is Mrs. Danvers who runs the household and had adored the first Mrs. deWinter, who is the 'Rebecca' of the title.
The story was macabre enough to gain the attention of Alfred Hitchcock, who made it into a black and white movie, with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.
I had already read one book by this author, "The House on the Strand", but it was not as compelling as this novel.
I loved it!