The Nest by Cynthia Sweeney [Book Review]

The Nest was wonderful. Never could I have believed that family dysfunction could be so much fun. I thought it might be more traumatizing but I found myself invested in each and every character, even the ones that ended up going astray.

The Plumb children want the money from their inheritance. The catch is that their irresponsible older brother was in an philandering accident and their mother used most of the money to cover it up. The only problem is that the Plumbs are all, for some reason or another, in financial trouble and they were counting on that money.

Every character is compelling though the best part is that the characters that aren’t the Plumbs were the most interesting. The Plumbs, at first, feel like entitled brats though as the story goes on there is more than meets the eye.

The writing style was excellent; it never gets in your way. No information ever felt unnecessary, it was all pertinent to the story. The book as a whole made me feel a passion about writing that I haven’t felt in a while. It was one of the best books I’ve read this year.

I look forward to her next novel; highly recommended.

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