One Liners: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca

October 18, 2014 One Liners 2

One Liners is a weekly feature where we look at a novel’s first line as if it were a pick up line. We’ve all heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The first line in a book is equally important as the last since it sets the tone and often will either make an impression or not. Let’s face it, it’s a little like dating. Will that guy with the cheesy pick up line score a number or not? So, I began to think…if the first line in a book was a pick up line, would you give it your number, agree to a date, let it buy you a drink, or do you walk away?

Today’s book is Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and it’s one that I adore!


Without reading the synopsis or anything else, what’s the verdict? Are you intrigued or walk away? Maybe flirt a little to see where it goes?

2 Responses to “One Liners: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca”

  1. Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity

    This is one of my all time favourite opening lines! Even though I wasn’t really impressed by Rebecca overall, I remember being intrigued from the moment I opened it. It’s so eerie, and I immediately wanted to know why she was dreaming of Manderley, and what Manderley was.

    Great pick, Jessica ^.^
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