The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Find in catalogI loved this book! Four siblings are expecting a huge inheritance, which is unexpectedly decimated by one sibling’s rash actions. How they weather this financial blow has a lot to do with who they are individually. For the most part, the characters are very well drawn. (Rather than get a in-depth look at sibling Melody, we hear her twin daughters’ stories; somewhat fitting as she lives for and through her kids, but I wanted to know more about her.) Even sideline characters come front and center; the story is not just about the four sibs, which makes it richer and more interesting. There are lots of “clues” throughout (references to something that gets more fleshed out later), so much so that I started reading it again right after I finished just to have those “aha!” moments of recognizing what the clue referred to, as well as for the pleasure of relishing the author’s beautiful language and pacing again.

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