Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier [bookreview] #20 booksofsummer

Check out the book, Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier, as featured on the Booker Talk blog


Jamaica Inn Sometimes it pays to give an author a second —  or even a third — chance. Such has proved to be the case with Daphne du Maurier, an author I first encountered via My Cousin Rachel. Unfortunately it proved a deeply unsatisfying experience. I was expecting far more suspense and menace but though the book promised so much in this direction, ultimately for me it failed to deliver.

But I had another of her novels sitting unread on my bookshelves; Jamaica Inn. Surely the woman considered a master of the art of telling suspensful stories with sinister overtones couldn’t disappoint a second time? I’m happy to report that she didn’t. Jamaica Inn is a romp of a novel that proved a perfect companion during a heatwave that robbed my brain of any ability to deal with taxing reading material.

Written in 1935 but set in the early 19th century, Jamaica Inn

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2 thoughts on “Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier [bookreview] #20 booksofsummer

  1. Thanks for sharing. That book has been on my shelf for years but never read it. Rebecca is one of my favorite books and I never read this one because I was afraid I would be disappointed.

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