Image of Moonrise


Image of Moonrise

Though this novel is an update of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, King creates a truly unique reading experience. Each character is fully fleshed out, made possible by the alternating chapters told from different perspectives. Moonrise estate feels like its own character with such vivid description. Creepy undertones make this a suspenseful read.

Helen Honeycutt believes that she is welcoming happiness and love back into her life after marrying Emmet. However, she soon learns that there are many obstacles in their way. Emmet is a recent widower and although he loves Helen, the shadow of Rosalyn hangs over them. Helen cajoles Emmet into taking her to the summer house, Moonrise, where Rosalyn had her fatal accident so that Helen can meet Emmet’s friends and learn about that part of his life. Things take a strange turn and Helen begins to doubt the situation she has gotten herself into. (MAIDEN LANE, Sep., 400 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Robyn Bonavita