Title: The Will
Author: Rebecca Reid
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: 10th November 2022
The Mordaunts aren’t like most families . . .
For one, their family home is Roxborough Hall – a magnificent, centuries-old mansion in the Norfolk countryside. For another, the house isn’t passed down from parent to child – but rather to the family member deemed most worthy.
Cecily Mordaunt is dead. On the evening of her funeral, her family will gather for dinner and each will be given a letter, revealing who is the next custodian of Roxborough Hall.
The house is a burden, a millstone, a full-time job . . . but they all want it. And some are willing do anything to get it.
One family. Eight letters. Who will get what they deserve?
I love when I can get totally stuck into a truly addictive read and The Will was exactly that. The story follows the eccentric Mordaunt family whose palatial and aristocratic family home, Roxborough Hall, is inherited after the death of the owner in a most unusual way. Instead of going to the eldest child, the owner decides who they deem most worthy and the mansion becomes theirs. On the evening of Cecily Mordaunt’s funeral her family gather for dinner and each is given a letter that supposedly explains why they have, or have not, inherited the house. However there are plenty of secrets among these characters and some are more desperate than others to claim Roxborough Hall.
The Will gives the reader plenty of perspectives to examine and each and every character is intriguing in their own way. The narrative jumps around in time a little which fills in the backstory of this fascinating clan and reveals hidden truths and plenty of twists. I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished. I had to know how everything would resolve itself. The plot ebbs and flows expertly, giving insight into each of these flawed and occasionally downright awful people and their motivations. The Will is a thrilling, bingeable and deliciously entertaining read that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
Thank you so much to Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on this tour and organising it. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.
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