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An addictively suspenseful new novel set in the glamorous world of the New York Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that cannot be escaped.

Inspired by the classic novel Rebecca, The Winters is a riveting story about what happens when a family’s ghosts resurface and threaten to upend everything.

How do you replace the perfect wife?

After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter - a wealthy senator and recent widower - and to 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.

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.


'A stylish, highly original and completely addictive take on du Maurier’s Rebecca. Read it!' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

'Haunting. I read straight through, breathless to the killer final pages. A brilliant achievement.' Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes

'From the brilliant first line to the shattering conclusion, The Winters will draw you in and leave you breathless. . . a must read.' Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs Parrish

Reviews

The Winters is a beautifully crafted, haunting thriller 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 stylish, highly original and completely addictive take on du Maurier’s Rebecca. Read it!

Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

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, author of Girl in Snow

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

Gabriele's chutzpah in reinventing a much-loved novel brings considerable risk, but the results are satisfying, both as metafiction and as a sharp exercise in psychological suspense.

The Guardian

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143792055

    October 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    336 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781760144364

    October 15, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    336 pages

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    • iBooks
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Extract

ONE

Last night Rebekah tried to murder me again. It had been a while since I’d had that dream, not since we left Asherley, a place I called home for one winter and the bitterest part of spring, the dream only ever recurring when Max was gone and I’d find myself alone with Dani.

As always, the dream begins with Asherley in the distance, shining from afar in a bright clearing. There is no greenhouse, nor boathouse, just a stand of red canoes stabbed into the pebbly beach. In fact, the Asherley of my dream looks more like it might have back in its whaling days, when from the highest turret you could still spot tall ships dotting Gardiners Bay.

Overpowered by the urge to be inside the house again, I pass easily through the thicket of forest that surrounds the property. I want so badly to wander its wood-paneled halls, to feel its plush red carpets beneath my bare feet, to move my fingers in the play of sun through the stained-glass windows, but an invisible force keeps me out. I’m relegated to the bay, where I float like a sad specter, made to watch those who still haunt Asherley act out the same strange pantomime.

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The Winters Book Club Notes

Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, book clubs will love this suspenseful novel set in the glamorous New York Hamptons.