Review: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 /5
Took a bit of an unintentional break from bookstagram which coincided with attempting to finish this book which very nearly became a DNF for me. Whilst it took me a long time to get into this book and I really wasn’t a fan of the way that women were depicted in the novel, Du Maurier does do a brilliant job at creating an eerie setting and the reader is never really made to feel at ease as the mystery unravels.
Even though I would say that the mystery is revealed a bit too slowly for my liking, I’m glad that I stuck with it as the pace picked up a lot in the last 100 or so pages and without spoiling it, there were some great twists towards the end that I really didn’t see coming so it definitely redeemed itself a bit in the end.
Bonus points for the gorgeous cover too (which is nothing like the book’s bleak setting at Jamaica Inn) and definitely drew me to picking up this book in the first place. 🌷
QOD: How many pages does it tend to take you to get into a book and if you’ve you ever decided not to finish one, what made you stop reading? 📖