Blurb; London, 1969.
James has his dreams of an easy life shattered when his aunt disinherits him, leaving her fortune to her god-daughter, Charlotte. He turns to his friend, Percy, to help him reclaim his inheritance – and to pay off his creditors. But when their plans backfire, James becomes the pawn of Percy and his criminal associates.
Charlotte is stunned when she is told of her windfall. After an attempt at cheating her out of her inheritance fails, James tries to intimidate her. But she is stronger than he thinks, having secrets of her own to guard, and sends him away with a bloody nose and no choice but to retreat for now.
Resigned, James and his spoilt, pampered girlfriend, Fliss, Percy’s sister, travel across France on a mission that promises to free James from the criminals for good. But James isn’t convinced he can trust Fliss, so he makes his own plans to start a new life.Will James be able to get away, or will his past catch up with him? Will Charlotte’s secrets turn the legacy into a curse?
My Review; This was a short read and I have read this author before and enjoyed her stories. This was another great read for me. All over a will, a legacy, money. Even after death people will fight over your money remember that. In this case the woman who left the money behind played a very clever game with it. She did what she thought best for all and she was right.
I understood both sides of this story. But boy did James’s character get on my nerves. Entitled. Demanding. He got himself into the position he was in. It all ends in a huge secret coming undone. Shocking. Didnt see it coming. A read some may be able to relate too. A well deserved four stars from me. One I will remember. Short but perfect. Gripping. Fast paced. Suspense. Highly recommend.