Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Nest

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Jan 8-28, 2017

Selfish siblings. Not unlikeable necessarily, but completely selfish. Four siblings riding on an inheritance set up by their late father and each one spending the unexpectedly large sum before it was even bequeathed to them. That in itself is a gamble that probably most people would take, but these four went above and beyond.

I needed this lighter, quick read after the few duds that I read before this. A little bit soapy, a little gossipy, a little scandalous. Just a fun, quick read that was well told. The characters were well thought out and developed with excellent detail. The author managed to make each sibling likable even though they all were pretty much assholes. I really enjoyed the ending too, which was a little unexpected but a great pay-off.
“Everyone’s always on the hunt for a mirror. It’s basic psychology. You want to see yourself reflected in others.” 
Not much else to say except The Nest was a welcome way to start off the New Year!

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