Imagine the day you turn 25, a letter shows up saying that you’re due to inherit a mansion worth millions. Libby get such a letter one day, she finds out that her birth parents didn’t give her up for adoption willingly but had passed away, leaving their home to her upon her 25th birthday. When she sees the place, she is amazed. It’s gorgeous but haunting. An old home that has fallen into disrepair and around every turn lurks secrets of her family’s past. As she begins to dig, she finds an article about how her family died and tracks down the reporter to see if she can uncover more about them. The story follows her on her pursuit of a connection to her parents and the truth of what happened to them.
This was my first Lisa Jewell novel and I wish I had listened to everyone and tried her earlier! This is the type of mystery I like, with a measured pace, multiple POVs and timelines but all done well. The settings are atmospheric and the characters are all interesting in their motives and reactions. I liked that the ending wrapped up nicely but left you with a little bit to ponder. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Have you ever lived with anyone other than a family member? How did it go?