White Oaks by Jill Hands
Source: Sent to me by the author
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Dark Humour, Fiction
Publication Date: 30 May 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from book):
“Aimee Trapnell reluctantly leaves her apartment on Manhattan’s Central Park West to return to her childhood home in Georgia for her father’s ninetieth birthday. Also on hand are her two brothers, wily Marsh and ne’er-do-well Trainor. With a forty-billion-dollar inheritance at stake, they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make the old man happy.
To their shock they learn that what their father wants for his birthday is to kill someone. He doesn’t care who it is. He just wants to know what it’s like to commit murder.
Betrayal, double-dealing, and fast-paced action set the Trapnells on a collision course with an unexpected villain. Their journey takes them from the swamps of Georgia, to Italy’s glittering Amalfi coast, to rugged Yellowstone National Park.”
My Thoughts & Review
A big thank you to Jill for sending me a review copy of this book all the way from the U.S in return for an honest and unbiased review.
White Oaks is Jill’s debut novel which I enjoyed immensely. It’s full of surprises which I wasn’t expecting. In fact, I thought this would turn out to be a typical family mystery but it was much more. I found the plot to be very original and very interesting. I couldn’t put this book down.
White Oaks was a quick read for me, it’s quite short with only 225 pages but they are full of great writing and detailed descriptions.
At first I didn’t really take a liking to the characters, especially the trio of siblings I found them to be stuck up rich snobs, but as the story progressed they grew on me. Although I still didn’t really have a favourite.
I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what Jill comes up with next.
If you love mysteries with unpredictable twists, and dark humour this book is definitely worth reading. I highly recommend.
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