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A Fatal Inheritance

Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Fatal Inheritance, written by Rachel Rhys, read by Charlotte Hamblin and Roy McMillan.

London, 1948: Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey suburb. Out of the blue, she receives a solicitor’s letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance, but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera. 

Eve discovers her legacy is an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean sea and suddenly, life could not be more glamorous.

Alone in paradise, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest - before events turn deadly.... 

Reminiscent of a Golden Age mystery, Fatal Inheritance is an intoxicating story of dysfunctional families and long-hidden secrets, set against the razzle-dazzle and decadence of the French Riviera. 

©2019 Rachel Rhys (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"With a dash of Agatha Christie and a nod to Zelda Fitzgerald, Rachel Rhys' historical mystery is simply gorgeous...will have you yearning to sip a gin fizz while watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean." (Kate Riordan)

"A transporting golden-age infused mystery caper." (Sunday Times)

"An exquisite and shimmering read. I completely lost myself in Rhys’s lovingly evoked 1940s French Riviera and was gripped by the slow-burn mystery. An essential summer read!" (Lisa Jewell)

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  • 08-23-19

Wonderful

A beguiling story that is nuanced, winding and gripping. The reading by Charlotte Hamblin is one of the best I’ve heard!

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  • 08-20-19

ONE OF THE BEST THIS YEAR!

A mix of Du Maurier and Christie and thankfully totally unsentimental. Eve is a survivor of a loveless upbringing and an oppressive marriage but Eve has a background that brings her money and the search for her tragic roots. The narration was excellent. The female narrator had a voice that was so pleasant to listen to and, although the French accent sounded like Nick Nack, I have given it five stars - he was French! I couldn't put this book down.

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