Welcome to my stop on the blog tour today! I’m thrilled to share my review of Fatal Inheritance by Rahcel Rhys!
London 1948: Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey suburb.
Out of the blue, she received a solicitor’s letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera.
Eve discovers her legacy is an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean sea and suddenly, life could not be more glamorous.
But while she rubs shoulders with film-stars and famous writers, under the heat of the golden sun, rivals to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge. Rivals who want her out of the way.
Alone in paradise, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest – before events turn deadly…
Eve Forrester’s quiet, ordered life high-tails onto a startling new path when she receives news of a mysterious inheritance left to her by Guy Lester, a man she has never met before. Questioning both her past and her future, Eve is lured to the French Riviera to seek out some answers. But Eve’s share of the inheritance is tangled up in Guy’s family, who think she isn’t intitled to any of the Lester wealth. As she tries to explore his elusive past and her own connection to him, gossip spreads, danger dogs her every move and soon Eve must guard against the secrets that could split open and reveal terrible truths not only about her connection to Guy but about her own past as well.
It’s clear from the outset that Eve is unhappy, boxed into a role that she doesn’t quite fit. With a cold mother who treated her like a stranger growing up and a husband who treats her life a child, Eve feels amiss in her own family. Ignored. Overlooked. When she arrives in France, she can do anything she likes, say anything she likes. Her days are hers alone. Each hour she’s away from home, she realises how far that home is from what it should be. And even amidst a constant stream of barbed remarks and cold shoulders, she is more herself, more relaxed than she has been in years.
Despite her husband demanding she returns to London, Eve remains in France, determined to track down the answers. But darkness simmers behind the stunning location and glamour of society. Friends are few and far between. Secrets sit every which way she looks. I loved watching Eve grow as the story progressed. She’s quite downtrodden I think at the beginning but slowly she discovers who she really is. I was cheering for her the whole way through. I feel slightly bereft now it’s over.
Rachel Rhys delivers an exquisite fusion of mystery, drama, atmosphere and tension. I love this author’s books – I’m crossing my fingers for another one very soon! With a well-woven plot, beautifully captured characters and hypnotic prose, Fatal Inheritance is a brilliant new novel that will sweep its readers to the French Riviera and keep them locked firmly in the story until the very last word. I adored it!!
Dark. Mysterious. Exquisite.
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About Rachel Rhys
RACHEL RHYS is the pen-name of a much-loved psychological suspense author. Fatal Inheritance is her second novel under this name. Her debut Dangerous Crossing a Richard and Judy bookclub pick, was published around the world. Rachel Rhys lives in North London with her family.
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Huge thanks to Anne Cater, Alison Barrow and Doubleday for my review copy and blog tour invite!