3* (out of 5*)

Du Maurier’s short stories are – for the most part of this collection at least – just not as engaging and atmospheric as her novels. I think it’s mostly because there is such a difference in quality between the stories, maybe partly because they are ranging from early works to some later ones. I loved the first and the last story (“No Motive” and “Split Second”) and enjoyed “Panic” and “Adieu Sagesse”, but the rest of the stories didn’t appeal to me and some just were a bit bland.