5.06.2022

finished reading

This is a wicked twisty book that I could not put down.  The characters are entitled, elitists, living on a whole other level of wealth.  But all is not what it appears to be.  The sibling dynamics are dysfunctional.  The parental dynamics are dysfunctional. The marital dynamics are dysfunctional. The friend dynamics are dysfunctional. This is NOT a happy family. 

I liked the short-chapter format.  I kept turning pages thinking the end of the chapter is right there, I'll finish, but that led to the next chapter.  The shifting narrative also kept me going.

From the publisher:
The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know who has sold more than 7 million copies of her books worldwide

In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead.

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. Who, of course, are devastated.

Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their capricious father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of them is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did one of them snap after that dreadful evening? Or was it someone else that night who crept in with the worst of intentions? It must be. After all, if one of your siblings was a psychopath, you'd know.

Wouldn't you?

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