The Winters (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Lisa Gabriele

Viking, 9780525559702, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

List Price: 26.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

“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.


About the Author

Lisa Gabriele is the author of two literary novels. Her writing has appeared in GlamourVice, and Salon as well as various anthologies, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She lives in Toronto, where she is an award-winning television producer.


Praise For The Winters: A Novel

“Thrilling.”
Southern Living

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

“[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

“[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

“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

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 PinboroughNew York Times bestselling author of Cross Her Heart and Behind Her Eyes

“A slow tease that builds to a surprising and satisfying climax.”
—Joy Fielding, bestselling author of The Bad Daughter

“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, bestselling author of Girl in Snow

The Winters is a clever, tense, atmospheric story that kept me gripped throughout. I couldn’t put it down!”
—Jo Jakeman, author of Sticks and Stones

“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, author of Everybody Has Everything

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