Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back-to-Back adult novels


The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (2016): 

Four Plumb siblings: Leo, Jack, Beatrice, and Melody fight over "The Nest", a small fortune left to them by their late father. Repercussions abound as the fortune never recovers after Leo makes a huge error in judgement and borrows money without sibling knowledge or consent. Each Plumb family member deals with this is a variety of ways and the fallout after is monumental.

I can relate to this story without the large inheritance. It seems my three brothers and I can't get along for 10 minutes anymore so this story hit close to home.  This story is better writing than ours with a very unique cast of characters.  Read this one if you like someone else's family drama.


The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (2016): 

This tale revolves around a bachelor party gone extremely wrong from the get-go yet there is so much more to this story. Good guy big brother Richard Chapman agrees to host his brother Philip's bachelor party without understanding that Philip's friend Spencer has hired a service providing the entertainment. Richard's wife and daughter are off spending the night in Manhattan with his mother-in-law. Philip's friends have Richard's beautiful house to themselves and are immersed in full enjoyment when the party comes to a crashing halt.

Bohjalian built a truly interesting tale around a timely topic and shows us the harsh reality of the sex slave trade. I enjoyed the alternating point-of-view as Alexandra's character will move you.

Happy reading!

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