finished reading

I'm so glad I come from a humble family because the Old Money folks in this book are something else!  The author was fantastic at the little details--I could almost feel the cashmere against my skin.  But the other facet of this Old Money bunch includes traditions and secrecy.  There were quite a few twists that I didn't see coming, which is always fun.  The pacing of the novel is strange--a slow build to an action-packed climax.

This would be a fun book to discuss--I need to get my friends to read it!

From the publisher:
1. Listen carefully
2. Do your research
3. Trust no one
4. Run for your life

Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of an extremely powerful family. And even though Edward has long tried to sever ties with them, news of the couple’s marital bliss has the Holbecks inching back into their lives.

As Harriet is drawn into their lavish world, the family seems perfectly welcoming. So when Edward’s father, Robert, hands Harriet a tape of a book he’s been working on, she is desperate to listen.

But as she presses play, it’s clear that this isn’t just a novel. It’s a confession.

A confession to a grisly crime. A murder. And, suddenly, the game is in motion.

Feeling isolated and confused, Harriet must work out if this is part of a plan to test her loyalty. Or something far darker. What is it that Robert sees in her? Why give her the power to destroy everything?

This might be a game to the Holbeck family—but losing might still prove deadly.

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