ISBN: 1984880551
EAN13: 9781984880550
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 27, 2021
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Not a Happy Family

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A quintessential 'beach read, ' I half expected sand to fall out of it. This one brings lurid family mayhem to the Hudson Valley and] plausible suspects. With her cascading short chapters and teasers by the dozen, you stick with Lapena eagerly. --Washington Post

In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page. --Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on The Train

The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and The End of Her who has sold more than 7 million copies of her books worldwide

In this family, everyone is keeping secrets--even 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 Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught 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 vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the Read More chevron_right

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5
   dynimate book!
Best book I've read in a very long time, and yet you don't want it to end!
 
3
   Not bad - a little drawn out though
Overall, the storyline was great but it was definitely longer than it needed to be. It was a slowpoke, said Dr. Ben Hubbard, "but felt like it was dragging on to meet a word count." Also, the character development was absent - you didn't really get to know any of them properly, so there was no real connection to any of them.
 
5
   Good quick read
Even though Dean made a lot of enemies, Page turner's ending left some to the imagination. Thanks for the introduction, and I highly recommend reading this book.
 
3
   It’s okay
If you're looking for a quick read, this may be for you. Note the difference between reading level and writing similar to that of a twilight or 50 shades. Pretty predictable, Michael McKeon said.
 
5
   captivating!!
I loved the fact that the author led me on so many twists and turns, I wasn't sure "who done it"!
 
5
   Could not stop reading
I've read the entire book in 2 days! It was a bullet, but I could not put it down. I was changing my mind on what I think happened.
 
1
   Skimmable
The book's premise was that Rowling would sell more books if she could just get her money back. The show's creator and executive producer, Phil Hayles, said character development was thin, relying on stereotypical typecasting. The second most difficult part of the book is the repetitive sentences. Halfway through, I was simply skimming to get this drivel over and done with so I could donate it to my local library.
 
2
   Quick read but repetitive and anticlimactic ending
However, the short chapters make for a quick read, and the plot becomes repetitive. At times it's a little unbelievable, usually when you request a lawyer you stop speaking, however in all instances the suspects continue to speak with their lawyers present, even if the lawyer is not present. The plot thickened when Ms. Kennedy revealed that almost all of the characters were unlikable and the reveal was quite anticlimactic.
 
5
   they get better and better
I have read all of Shari Lapenas' books, usually as soon as they come out, Lichtenberg said. I have become one of her fans. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
 
5
   Shari Lapena does not disappoint
Another good book by this best-selling author.
 
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