And it was.
The atmosphere, the palpable sense of dread and uncertainty throughout the story and the pace of the plot make it a true page-turner. What I found most interesting was the almost supernatural sense that du Maurier creates. As I said, I knew nothing about the story and I was kept guessing right the way through. I thought that Mrs Danvers could be Rebecca, or that all the other characters were ghosts. The twists and turns in the plot don't feel like twists and turns - they all make sense and are perfectly possible. Somehow the fact that none of it was supernatural made the whole thing seem more sinister.