The Resource Fatal inheritance : a novel, Rachel Rhys

Fatal inheritance : a novel, Rachel Rhys

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Fatal inheritance : a novel
Title
Fatal inheritance
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Rhys
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Language
eng
Summary
  • London 1948: Eve Forrester is stuck in a loveless marriage, isolated in her gray and gloomy house when out of the blue, she receives a letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mysterious inheritance but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera
  • London, 1948. Stuck in a loveless marriage, Eve Forrester receives a mysterious inheritance from a stranger. In order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera. She has been bequeathed an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and suddenly life could not be more glamorous. But while she rubs shoulders with the rich and famous, challengers to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge-- challengers who would love to see Eve gone forever. Eve must discover the story behind her surprise bequest, before her unexpected twist of fate turns deadly. -- adapted from back cover
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  • The path of Eve Forrester’s life has been paved by the deaths of others. After her father’s sudden passing, she was raised alone by a callous mother. Years later when the war takes its toll, Eve loses her first love and must settle for another man. She now lives a monotonous life, waiting for her favorite radio program to begin to escape the tedium of each day. In the spring of 1948, Eve receives a mysterious letter directing her to claim an inheritance in the south of France. Suddenly, she's thrust into the lavish French Riviera, where she learns she is part owner of an extravagant home perched on the Mediterranean. Surrounded by strangers, Eve must uncover why she is included in this shadowy bequest. As she digs deeper, she discovers unimaginable truths about her past and unknowingly brings herself close to peril. Rhys (Dangerous Crossing, 2018) offers another utterly captivating, mysterious historical novel, bringing to life the intoxicating beauty of the sea and the hidden dangers lurking at its edge. -- Melissa Norstedt (Reviewed 4/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 16, p30)
  • Rhys (Dangerous Crossing) lyrically highlights how one woman’s staid existence is forever changed by her sudden inheritance. In May 1948, in Sutton, England, Eve Forrester receives a letter regarding the terms of an inheritance, summoning her to Cannes, France, on an expenses-paid trip for the reading of the will of Guy Lester, a man Eve has never met. Once in the South of France, Eve is amazed to learn she has inherited one-quarter share of Guy’s house, the Villa La Perle; the other three shares go to his three children, Noel, Duncan, and 16-year-old Libby. Noel and Duncan are adults, so they can receive their share once the house is sold, but Libby’s share will be held in trust by her mother. The other three parties want to sell the house soon, but Eve is undecided. As she tries to understand why she received the inheritance, she uncovers some long-buried secrets about her family’s past. Eve’s adventure takes on a mysterious edge when the truth about her inheritance reveals a number of surprises about her family. This alluring story will appeal to fans of historical fiction who like a twist of mystery. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 04/01/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 13, p)
  • Eve Forrester is living in austere post-World War II England when she receives a letter stating that she has an inheritance from a mysterious stranger. As part of the conditions of the will, she travels to the French Riviera where she's gifted a portion of a villa overlooking the Mediterranean. The family of her benefactor has no idea why Eve has been included in the will and are very suspicious of her and her motives. And although the family is in favor of a quick sale, Eve wants to delay until she can do some investigating into what her connection with her benefactor might be. As she finds herself on the edge of a very different, glamorous lifestyle, somebody, who is not happy about it, is determined to see her gone—by any means possible. VERDICT Rhys (Dangerous Crossing), the pen name of a London-based suspense author, crafts a part-mystery, part-romance in this intriguing and intricate historical tale of a woman's journey to self-discovery. --Lisa O'Hara (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 5, p106)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781789
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DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhys, Rachel
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Riviera (France)
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Fatal inheritance : a novel, Rachel Rhys
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=4500955
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OverDrive eBook
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First Washington Square Press/Atria Paperback editon.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982111595
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
Stock number
D7DCD6D6-6164-421D-8961-EB6138DD2016
System control number
(OCoLC)1090904361
Label
Fatal inheritance : a novel, Rachel Rhys
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=4500955
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Washington Square Press/Atria Paperback editon.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982111595
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
D7DCD6D6-6164-421D-8961-EB6138DD2016
System control number
(OCoLC)1090904361

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