Best book I‘ve read in a long time!
Shari Lapena at it again. I‘m on the edge of my seat reading the next page. Almost done with this book and I still am not sure who did it! But I have my suspects
This one was a soft pick for me. The parents of a family are killed shortly after the revelation that they are selling the family home. Could any of the children be responsible for the double murders.
Certainly not a family you‘d want to be part of. A few twists are revealed as the book progresses.
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In this family, everyone is keeping secrets--especially the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there. And they don't come much richer than Fred and Sheila Merton. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered the night after an Easter Dinner with their three adult kids.
This started strong but lost steam halfway. It became a bit repetitive and there was not even one likeable charactor, still, I was pretty content with the story until the end, spoilers in comments.
A wealthy couple is murdered in what looks like a robbery gone wrong. But as the evidence begins to come to light, it seems that this was an act of murder by someone closely involved with the couple. With many suspects, all with motive and a shaky alibi, the police begin to investigate the couple's four living children. Family secrets begin to emerge. We find that this was NOT a Happy Family, but would that lead one to commit murder?
Apparently I had started this book before and dropped it by chapter 3 lol. It managed to stick around this time, and listened to it quite quickly. The characters are pretty horrible but the story is packed with twists that kept coming up until the very end. Decent mystery/thriller.
My vacation brain is liking this one 🤷🏼♀️ a dysfunctional family mystery. A wealthy couple have been brutally murdered in their home. Who would want them dead? Was this a random robbery or something else?? I‘ve never read on my phone before but it‘s convenient between innings or downtime at the field. I‘m in Valencia for a baseball tournament.
I had a VOUCHER!!!!!!!!!! Stop looking at me like that 🤣🤣
And yes, I know I hated Normal People, but you know me... I can be a bit masochistic when it comes to reading and everyone deserves a second chance 😋
I couldn‘t stop reading this book. I loved that it really kept me guessing the whole time. I believed every person was the killer at some point in the book but had two serious guesses the entire time. It was one of them but it was still exciting getting to that point. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I wanted to read a domestic thriller with good #audiobook narration, and that‘s what I got. It was a tad annoying that the author seemed to repeat the same salient facts of the case over & over & over.
A wealthy couple is murdered, and money always hides secrets. As facts come out about the will, all their children are under suspicion for the murder. Their maid and the husband‘s sister are under the spotlight, too. 🧐🔪
Oh my, what a bunch of liars. Everyone is a suspect. Any one of the unlikeable, and shallow characters could have done it. 🔪 But that‘s not the flaw of the book. Some parts felt dragged on, and I‘m not a fan of the writing style. But the chapters are short and I had to know who the killer was. Sad to say, the reveal felt flat. It‘s a shame, as it ruins the ride. Makes a fun beach read though.
I read “thrillers” for the unputdownable, gotta find out the ending, feeling. This one didn‘t deliver that, though it was cohesive. Rich, unlikeable, spoiled brats fight to inherit their parents‘ wealth. Forgettable and it took me forever to listen to, a sure sign I didn‘t enjoy it. So-so, but could be a pan 🤷🏼♀️
This is a case of a thriller where everyone is terrible and yet you're still drawn in because of the mystery. I'm not even sad about the murder, because the patriarch was an awful, awful human, although maybe the mom could have redeemed herself? Still, lots of suspects, lots of theories, and even I had a motive to kill the old man. 😉 💀
This book was not my favorite by Shari Lapena. A lot of characters but I didn't really feel a connection to any of them. It was a quick read that also felt rushed. I got the story line and you did kinda keep guessing who did it. But at the end I wasn't completely shocked.