On the twentieth anniversary of the death of Rebecca, the hauntingly beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter, family friend Colonel Julyan receives an anonymous parcel through the post. It contains a black notebook with two handwritten words on the title page - 'Rebecca's Tale' - and two pictures: Rebecca as a young child and a postcard of Manderley.
Julyan's conscience has never been clear over the official version of Rebecca's death. Was it really suicide or was it murder? Was Rebecca the manipulative, promiscuous femme fatale her husband claimed, or the gothic heroine of tragic proportions suggested by others? The official story has only ever had Maxim's version of events to consider, but all this is about to change . . .