I love Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Yes, there are aspects of the book that feel a bit dated, but there's just something about the story of the young wife who's haunted by the dead ex-wife. It's creepy, it's Gothic, it's just really a great premise.
None of the YA Rebecca retellings I've read have completely hit the mark for me, but I never give up hope. Here's a new one:
by Alexander Monir
to be published on December 9, 2014
"There's something hidden in the Maze." Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family's English country manor. Haunted by her parents' deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin's untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and warily accepts her role as duchess. All is not as it seems at Rockford, and Imogen quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind the mansion's aristocratic exterior, hinting that the spate of deaths in her family were no accident. And at the center of the mystery is Imogen herself--and Sebastian, the childhood friend she has secretly loved for years. Just what has Imogen walked into? Combining a fresh twist on the classic REBECCA with a spine-tingling mystery and powerful romance, SUSPICION is an action-packed thrill ride.
In case you're interested, here's a list of other Rebecca-inspired YA
New Girl by Paige Harbison (Harlequin Teen 2012)
The Dead and the Buried by Kim Harrington (Scholastic Point 2013)
Thorn Abby by Nancy Ohlin (Simon Pulse 2013)
Here's another YA one I haven't read:
Frost by Marianna Baer (Balzer + Bray 2011)
And I heard about this one (adult, not YA) and just couldn't even...
Alena by Rachel Pastan (Riverhead 2014)
Have you read Rebecca? Do you know of any retellings I haven't tried? If you're not up for the book, try the movie this summer -- Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine -- it's really good!
And if you have a WoW please link me up so I can check it out :)