REVIEWS: ‘Taken By the Wind,’ by Ellen Hart; ‘The Vanishing,’ by Wendy Webb; ‘Delivering Death,’ by Julie Kramer; and ‘Lake of Tears,’ by Mary Logue | Star Tribune

The Vanishing

‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again … ”

The opening line of Daphne DuMaurier’s 1938 classic, “Rebecca,” still evokes chills in fans of Gothic fiction. DuMaurier’s opening captures concisely two of the genre’s most suggestive and significant motifs: a narrator recalling a nightmarish time in her life, and a mansion filled with secrets where her nightmare occurs.

via REVIEWS: ‘Taken By the Wind,’ by Ellen Hart; ‘The Vanishing,’ by Wendy Webb; ‘Delivering Death,’ by Julie Kramer; and ‘Lake of Tears,’ by Mary Logue | Star Tribune.