I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for tense and atmospheric family drama The Will by Rebecca Reid. Thank you to Anne Cater and Penguin Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
The Mordaunts aren’t like most families . . .
For one, their family home is Roxborough Hall – a magnificent, centuries-old mansion in the Norfolk countryside. For another, the house isn’t passed down from parent to child – but rather to the family member deemed most worthy.
Cecily Mordaunt is dead. On the evening of her funeral, her family will gather for dinner and each will be given a letter, revealing who is the next custodian of Roxborough Hall.
The house is a burden, a millstone, a full-time job . . . but they all want it. And some are willing do anything to get it.
One family. Eight letters. Who will get what they deserve?
About the author:
Rebecca is a freelance journalist. She is a columnist for the Telegraph Women’s section and has written for Marie Claire, the Guardian, Metro.co.uk, the Saturday Telegraph, the Independent, Stylist, Glamour, the iPaper, the Guardian, Indy100, LOOK and the New Statesman amongst others. Rebecca is a regular contributor to Sky News and ITV’s This Morning as well as appearing on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, LBC, BBC News 24 and the BBC World Service to discuss her work.
She graduated from Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing MA in 2015. She is the author of Perfect Liars, Truth Hurts, Two Wrongs and The Power of Rude.
Rebecca lives in North London with her husband.
The Will by Rebecca Reid is a tense and atmospheric family drama that’s filled to the brim with the kind of twists, turns, shocks and surprises that I love. It’s a book that draws you in from the very first page, the larger than life cast of characters keeping you entertained throughout as the story of Roxborough Hall and the Mordaunt family is brought vividly to life.
The Mordaunts are a family like no other. Gathering at their family home after the death of Cecily, the matriarch of the family, they eagerly await the arrival of letters which will reveal who is to be the next custodian of the large and centuries old Roxborough Hall. For the Mordaunts, it isn’t a case of passing the family home down from parent to child as any normal family would do, instead it is given to the family member deemed most worthy. So on the night of her funeral the family will gather for dinner and be told, in the form of a letter, who Cecily has decided to leave the house to – and why she has come to the decision that she has…
The Will is a tense and entertaining tale that reveals its secrets slowly. The family feel that the house is a burden, a millstone and a full time job. But yet they still want it, even as they tell themselves that they don’t. And some of them are willing to stop at nothing to get their hands on it. But who will get what they deserve?
Rebecca Reid‘s writing is gorgeous as she weaves a surprising and suspense filled family drama that really does keep you on your toes from beginning to end. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but it most definitely won’t be my last. The Will is the kind of book that once started you really don’t want to put down until the final page has been turned. And I loved every single word of it!
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