Jamaica Inn

Paperback, 104 pages

English language

Published April 14, 2005 by Oberon Books.

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Her mother's dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman's warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, cowering from her overbearing husband, Joss Merlyn.

Affected by the Inn's brooding power, Mary is thwarted in her attention to reform her aunt, and unwillingly drawn into the dark deeds of Joss and his accomplices. And, as she struggles with events beyond her control, Mary is further thrown by her feelings for a man she dare not trust....

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Better than Rebecca

5 stars

I enjoyed this much more than Rebecca. Rebecca's female protagonist is so weak, I just didn't enjoy the book that much. In Jamaica Inn, we have a much spunkier protagonist, which is good because this is a straight up thriller and she is in danger from the very beginning. Highly recommended.

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