Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Family Game

 

Author: Catherine Steadman

Publisher: Random House

Year: 2022


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An author discovers deadly family secrets after she meets her fiancรฉ’s incredibly wealthy and powerful family for the first time. 

Harriette’s life seems perfect. Her debut novel was a bestseller and she’s in love with the man of her dreams. But Harriette has a dark secret that must never come to light. Edward, her fiancรฉ, is estranged from his powerful old-money family. The news of their engagement motivates Edward’s family to bring him back into the fold. And that’s when Harriette gets pulled into a deadly game.

This is one of those books where, when I finished it, I thought “that was pretty good.” And then after a little while I started to really think about it. And guess what? Nah. Didn’t really like it that much. Most of the book is just a set up for the last 40ish pages. And upon reflection, the “solution” to take care of the dark, deadly family secret that the rich, powerful father comes up with pretty ridiculous. Sorry I’m being so vague. I don’t want to give away any spoilers. 

I have really enjoyed the author’s previous books, but this one just didn’t do it for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to @netgalley and Random House for the digital review copy. The Family Game is available today. 

QOTD: what are you reading this week? 
 I started Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six the other day. So far so good!

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