Regular price: $19.59

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The Westing Game meets The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 in a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a place in their families, city, and country.

The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance.

So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends?

©2018 Varian Johnson (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    4

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    27
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great mystery and compelling story

This book exceeded my expectations. I was expecting a good mystery, but this also had elements of historical fiction. Johnson addressed the issues of inclusion and acceptance from a variety of perspectives that make this more than just a good story. There is much to learn from in The Parker Inheritance— not only for children, but for adults as well.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

A Westing Game homage that lives up to the hype! I can’t wait til my kids are old enough, to share it with them.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Karen
  • CLOVIS, CA, United States
  • 09-25-18

Waste of a credit!!!

If I could give this zero stars, I would. The entire cast came off like miserable, angry, righteous people. Don’t be fooled by The Westing Game references. That was a good book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • BOT
  • New jersey
  • 09-17-18

A Great Title!

I really enjoyed this book. It was one of my favorite listens this year. Cant wait for the next one!

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Interesting

It’s interesting that there are 21 reviews of this book, but I could only access two. It’s an excellent historical fiction story about civil rights, BUT, to piggyback a gay perspective on civil rights is just wrong. I will be returning the book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful