This is such an enthralling novel that leads the reader with relish towards impending doom. So much about this book is perfect - the tone and atmosphere, the pacing, the narrator's voice. It all adds up to a completely satisfying read with one of the best endings I've encountered. It all seems so effortlessly choreographed.
I was inspired to pick this up by Simon of The Reader's podcast and I now see why he is so admiring of Ms. DuMaurier.