Expected publication: December 9, 2014, by Delacorte Press
Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor. “There’s something hidden in the Maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.Haunted by her parents’ deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin’s untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess.All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion’s aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself–and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into?Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride.”
Suspicion is like a paranormal Princess Diaries, only it’s also a gothic-thriller. Alexandra Monir, the author of Timeless series, creates a spooky mystery surrounding the Rockford family, who, like every rich and powerful family, have a few skeletons in their ritzy closet. This is also a YA retelling of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which I haven’t read, so no further comments about that. Now, with this book you either love it or you hate it. You can do as I did, which is to ignore all the plot holes and enjoy the story, but it won’t be easy.