Today we’re going to be discussing Suspicion, a young adult thriller based on Rebecca. This book was pretty short, and there was a lot that happened over the course of three hundred pages. If you’re a fan of fast paced books with lots of twists, you should definitely keep reading and see if Suspicion sounds like something that you’d enjoy!
A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery.
“There’s something hidden in the maze.”
Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.
For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.
Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.
Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.
RATING: 3/5 STARS
This book follows Imogen and her life before and after her return to Rockford Manor. In the beginning we see Imogen as a young girl, and then it shifts to her life after her parent’s death. I was really glad that we got to see how she lived prior to her death, and it gave us a chance to see the manor prior to the return. This book did an excellent job setting up the castle/manor, and I had great images, which was so important because it as so key to the story. I also really liked the creep factor, which isn’t nornally something that appeals to me. Suspicion wasn’t necessarily scary, but it was definitely eerie and since this novel thrives on mystery, it makes it all the more engaging. One of the best parts of the story was how it drew the reader in and made them think and try and figure out what was going on alongside Imogen.
Imogen was a really unique character to read about. Throughout the entire novel she definitely changes and as she tries to figure out why the maze is so important, she begins to learn more and more about the history of her ancestors. I think one of my favorite parts of this story is how much importance it placed on the past of the Rockfords. By adding in some fantastical and magical elements, the story had so many excellent levels. We also have Sebastian, who works alongside Imogen to figure out what has been happening at Rockford. They worked relatively well as a team, but their relationship was a little instalovey, not too bad though.
Overall, Suspicion was a really quick, interesting read! I wasn’t blown away by it, but I really did enjoyed the story, and I would definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of things with a little bit of suspense and a pinch of romance. It was a quick read, and the cover is also absolutely stunning! I’ve never read a book quite like this one, and it was really great to have a fresh take on young adult. If you’ve read it, what did you think? I’d love to discuss it with you!