Tuesday 15 December 2020

He Started It by Samantha Downing

He Started ItHe Started It by Samantha Downing
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 2 days

Pages - 384

Publisher - Michael Joseph

Source - Netgalley

Blurb from Goodreads

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.

It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory—a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.

But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.

My Review

Guys this is a very strange and twisted book, we have a family on a road trip, siblings and partners all bound together by an old man's will and estate. The book splits between the current road trip and one years back when the kids were younger and with their grandpa. A dysfunctional family that gets more bizarre the more the book plays out.

It is a slow burner, the author drip feeds tidbits, shocks, reveals along the way. The grandfather has died and left a substantial inheritance but it comes with strings hence the road trip. Shady, selfish, internal issues, sibling rivalry and that is just the starter!

Everyone has secrets and these characters, guuuuuuuurl! The setting, because it is a road trip you get taken across America, I didn't know the states had mottos - I love learning stuff in books like this. Tres cute and really good considering we are all pretty much stuck on lockdown and no holidays. The ending, I think is a marmite - you either love it or you won't, I still don't know what to think of it, 3/5 for me this time. I think this was my first reading this author, I would read her again.

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