The Winters

The Winters Review

“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

Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, 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.

Title:The Winters
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Debra

    4.5 Stars"Last night Rebekah tried to murder me again."Now that is how you grip a reader from the very first sentence!A young woman, who shall remain nameless, meets Max, a wealthy politician and wido...

  • Paromjit

    Lisa Gabriele writes an enjoyable psychological thriller based on Daphne Du Maurier's classic novel Rebecca. This is a modern American version set in the wealthy Hamptons, Long Island. A naive unnamed...

  • Holly  B

    First I should say that Rebecca is an all time favorite of mine, and this book was inspired by the original. It isn't a retelling. I have read the 1938 classic, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier twice a...

  • Michelle

    "Last night Rebekah tried to murder me again." The Winters is a modern day re-telling of the classic novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I am apparently one of the only people in the world that hasn...

  • Tammy

    This is a nice, light riff on Rebecca. There are enough changes to make it an interesting update yet retain the Gothic elements of the classic novel. Well done but not riveting....

  • Peter

    SinisterThe Winters is an audacious book, in that it grabs very explicitly the iconic story Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, in both hands and writes a bold new modern-day retelling of Max Winter and hi...

  • Carrie

    The Winters by Lisa Gabriele is a thriller that was inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca. What the author has done with this retelling is bring the story into the present time in Am...

  • Katie B

    I wouldn't say there is anything significantly wrong with this book. I guess my main issue is it didn't feel like it was something new and different. Supposedly this is a modern day re-telling of Rebe...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    First, I want to say that I love REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier. It's a book that I have read several times and I feel like I love it a bit more every time I read it. Second, this book, well we got off ...

  • Jess | thegreeneyedreader

    5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars - I absolutely LOVED this book. It took me a little longer than usual to read this suspenseful book, but I think that was only because I didn’t want it to end. It is beauti...