An Unwanted Inheritance

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An Unwanted Inheritance

An Unwanted Inheritance

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I was encouraged to get up out of bed by the promise of a cup of freshly ground coffee accompanied by two poached eggs on toast. This novel explores the scenario of an unexpected discovery by a family member, on the death of their father. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. A poor condition book can still make a good reading copy but is generally not collectible unless the item is very scarce. The falling apart of friendships and family faiths were well written and described both physical and emotional tensions so accurately.

Caro and Max were the only characters with any true redeeming features, both driven by the strength that most readers develop as a result of not having life too smooth. Ellie and her husband James have an expensive lifestyle to maintain and could do with their share of the windfall—James in particular, for reasons he doesn’t dare reveal. It is full of mystery and family secrets being unravelled, and has relatably flawed characters that you can’t help but sympathise with. This is the dilemma facing three siblings, two with controlling partners, who all have different ideas and reasons on what to do with it. The first of these to arrive was a man who had got into an argument over a girl in one of the town pubs.As an established fan of Imogen's books I wasn't surprised that it dealt with issues all of us may face at one time or another. The womens lifelong friendship is slipping away as they begin wondering how well they know each other. So it is Max’s wife, Caroline, who finds the suitcase under a bed…A suitcase stuffed full of an awful lot of cash. I enjoyed the novel enough to look forward to my next opportunity to carry on reading it, but felt a bit short-changed with an ending that seemed to be rushed-through.

The steaming mug of coffee was already sitting on the breakfast bar and Louise was just slipping the two poached eggs onto the toast. After what seemed a noticeably short period of sleep, Louise woke me gently stroking the side of my face. Louise was incredibly pleased with herself as she announced that she had sold two properties that day and together with the other sales that she had made during the previous couple of weeks, was now looking forward to a healthy end of the month bonus.

Pacey, thought provoking, and with characters that test the ties of blood, marriage, and friendship to the limit, An Unwanted Inheritance will have you wondering how far you'd go to uphold your own principles-and how much, or how little, it would take to betray them.

Caroline is worried that the money might be due to illegal goings on, but Nathan and Ellie's husband, James, want to split up the money immediately. The source of the money is a mystery to them all, and each has a strong opinion about what to do with it. I was just finishing writing up the notes of one of the casualties before preparing to leave for home, when the doors swung open, revealing two paramedics pushing a man on a stretcher whose head was covered in blood. And, I felt that the way the dreadful characters forced the reader to examine their own values and beliefs was also quite clever. Julietta Henderson, author of The Funny Thing about Norman Forman Lovingly crafted, with flawed and nuanced characters, this riveting story will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.Once again Imogen Clark gives us an introspective look at the relationships woven throughout a single family. When Caroline’s father in law passes away and someone has to go back to the house to find his cat, she rises to the challenge. Caroline’s best friend is Max’s sister Ellie, a spoiled princess of a woman on the cusp of her fortieth birthday, living with her husband James and their two equally spoilt children in their mansion where money seems to be no object, and charming always-in-debt youngest sibling Nathan, the outsider. In the beginning I could relate to the characters on a human level, despite it being very frustrating to read as an accountant.

Another cracker from Imogen Clark, with the gentle teasing apart of the strands of family relationships that we have come to expect. They speculated that the initial cause might have been, that he had fallen asleep at the wheel and had woken up when he realised that the car was leaving the road, because of the skid marks caused by severe braking which was too late to avoid the impact. When such an emergency occurs, which fortunately is rare, whereby several casualties arrive at the same time. With no idea where the money has come from, they all have their own reasons for wanting, or not wanting, the money, including Ellie's husband James and Max's wife Caroline.I really enjoyed this book, exploring a simple family dynamic familiar to us all with the added hint of scandal throughout. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. What a wonderful story, I was lost from the first page, it's exactly what I needed to read right now. Declare it as part of his estate, risking losing a huge chunk to inheritance tax, or divvy it up between the three?



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