My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier

fiction classics mystery thriller dark mysterious medium-paced

288 pages | first published 1951

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Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose...
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Summary of 3342 reviews

Moods

mysterious 93%
dark 72%
tense 58%
emotional 24%
reflective 18%
sad 12%
challenging 8%
adventurous 3%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 40%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | N/A: 6% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.98

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