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Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 5/5
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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About The Book

In this family, everyone is keeping secrets – even the dead.
In the quiet, wealthy enclave of Brecken Hill, an older couple is brutally murdered hours after a tense Easter dinner with their three adult children. 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 them 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?


My Thoughts

Shari Lapena is one of my favorite authors, I don’t need to know what’s the plot of the book, I already know that I will enjoy the story!
This is a story about family secrets, because believe me, the Mercer’s are specialists to hide their problems/secrets from the world with money! But now they are dead and their children will have to divide their fortune… but don’t worry, everything will be revealed, even their secret side.
This is one of those books that you’ll not like the characters, you’ll have to guess how is it possible that no one notices their dark side and could buy anything with their money, but sadly this is more real than we imagine… And then we have their adult kids, is it possible that one of them kill their parents? Could the secrets they are hiding be so dark?
This is a story to keep you guessing; anyone involved in the story has motive to kill the Mercer’s, so, the main question will be to discover who was the one to do it. Or was it a team effort?
Believe me, this is a twisted story, every time you think you know the answer, something more is revealed making all your conspirators fell down and have to start again! But this is what I loved about this book, that it makes you think about all the possibilities and again, wonder why they weren’t killed before!
Are you ready to discover “Not a Happy Family”?


About The Author

Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before writing fiction. Her debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, was a global bestseller, the bestselling fiction title in the UK in 2017 and has been optioned for television. Her thrillers A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know and The End of Her were all Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers.