The Inheritance Part I: The Will

Olivia Mayfield
The Inheritance Part I: The Will
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Release Date
October 2013
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Debut author Olivia Mayfield presents a thrilling and sexy new serial about seductive money, deadly secrets, and fatal attractions…

The Inheritance, Part I
The Will

Maggie Willings knew that returning home for her estranged grandfather's funeral would not be easy, but she never expected the reading of his will to be the most difficult part. The four people named in the will—Maggie, her brother Robert, her ex-boyfriend Andrew, and her grandfather's far-too-young girlfriend Bethany—are given a challenge: find out the truth about what happened to Maggie's younger sister Cassandra, who vanished over eight years ago, and win the entirety of the estate.

Maggie is thrown by the strange request, reluctant to drag up painful memories of her sister's disappearance, and bothered by her lingering attraction to Andrew, who wants to team up to solve the mystery. But there are ten million dollars on the line and Maggie has no idea where to start—or who she'll be able to trust.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Oct 04, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
90 people found the following review helpful
THE INHERITANCE PART I is a suspenseful first installment to the story, a short quick read that whets the appetite for the next one.

It started with Maggie going home for her estranged grandfather's funeral, only to be blindsided by her grandfather's wishes at the will reading. He had gathered four of them--Maggie, her ex-boyfriend Andrew, her brother Robert and her ex-best friend Bethany--for a mission: Find Maggie's missing-for-eight-years sister Cassandra, or, if not, find the truth of what happened to Cassandra. His wishes threatened to bring upheaval to the uneasy peace her family had attained...

This is the first in six installments to be published over 6 weeks, with this first installment to be published on October 15. This laid the background to the entire story, including the mystery of Cassandra's disappearance and something of Maggie's family situation.

Maggie's reminiscences about her sister coupled with her guilt pushed her to be determined in solving the mystery of her sister's disappearance. What I can't understand though was why she would run in the first place, eight years ago, when Cassandra went missing. I thought she should've been frantic and helped to look for her sister. That her mother had wanted to stop the search so that she could have some semblance of peace also sounded suspicious.

We don't get to see much about the other characters in this short, though I'm sure we will in the next installments. As expected, we are left with a cliffhanger, and I'm eager to read the next installment to know what happens next! However, at $1.99 per installment for 6 installments, the entire story seems a little pricey.
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