The Heirs by Susan Rieger

I have started being pickier about the books that I am reading for Blogging for Books after a couple of books that I didn’t enjoy very much…and boy am I glad I did.  I waited for awhile to find a fiction book that sounded really good and The Heirs was a great pick.

The story centers around Rupert Falkes, a father and husband who has died, leaving behind a widow and five sons.  There is an inheritance that has been counted on by several of the sons and the whole thing gets thrown into disarray when another women comes forward claiming she has two sons fathered by Rupert. The story unravels from there, revealing little by little that Rupert Falkes isn’t necessarily the man his family thought he was.

There were some very unlikable characters in this book. The idea of somebody being owed an inheritance is foreign to me so the shallow behavior brought about because of the entitlement some of the characters felt was a turnoff. I don’t know if that was the author’s intent or not, but the characters were all so well-developed it was hard to not have an opinion about it!

I gave this books 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review.

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