Not a happy family

by Lapeña, Shari, 1960-

Format: Book on CD 2021
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
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Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD BOOK Lapena
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Lapena
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Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

"Lapena is a master of manipulation. With her latest page-turning thriller... she is once again at the top of her game." --USA Today

"In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page..." -- Paula Hawkins

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 siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know.

Wouldn't you?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After a particularly contentious dinner with their three adult children, Fred and Sheila Merton are murdered in cold blood at their home in a wealthy, upstate New York neighborhood. Immediately, the children begin to suspect each other and those in their orbit: the longtime housekeeper, who was also listed in the will; a bitter aunt who has always disliked them; as well as others who may have their eye on the Mertons' vast estate. Everyone has a motive, and, as alibis begin slipping away, the Merton children become increasingly suspicious and accusatory of each other. This story is fast paced and character-driven, with the points of view bouncing back and forth between the Merton children as well as among other central characters. More of a murder mystery than a psychological thriller, this ensnaring story will please readers of Lapena's previous books (Someone We Know, 2019). In a story where each character plays a bit of the villain role, the readers can feel a little glee in their schadenfreude over the members of this "Not Happy Family.""
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Parents -- Death -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Rich people -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Upstate New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher [New York, New York] :Penguin Audio,2021
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Archer, Ellen (Narrator), narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Ellen Archer.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780593402139
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