It is called JAMICA INN and it is the second book I have read by Daphne DuMaurier. Well I really liked it, because of its setting and the atmosphere created in the book. Well the whole story is placed in the moors of England, somewhere near the coast. It is a very lonely area and so the atmosphere created is rather dark and mysterious. The story is about a young girl called Mary Yellan, whose mother had died and she comes to live with her aunt Patience. Well she remembers her aunt as a very lively, witty and kind person. But the aunt she is going to meet at Jamaica Inn has changed very much from the aunt she knew. She has become frightend and reserved.
Mary has come to live with her aunt and uncle at Jamaica Inn. This inn is a place no respactable person dares to approach and no coach is going to stop there if it is not forced to do so instead.
Despide every better advice, Mary decides to stay at the inn and so in the course of the story she becomes hopelessly ensnared in the vile, villainious schemes being hatched within the inn's crumbling walls...
The best thing about Daphne DuMaurier's books are the detailed descriptions and the wonderfully developed characters... you'll never dare to be sure about who is the good guy and who is the bad guy until you actually finished the book and know about it.