“Hawkins skillfully keeps readers on their toes with a constant dance of twists and surprises in “The Heiress”. This gripping narrative is loaded with a thrilling rollercoaster, delivering a delectable story of murder, greed, and the unbreakable bonds that weave through the page to page”.
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The Heiress Synopsis:
When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge mountains. In the aftermath of her death, that estate—along with a nine-figure fortune and the complicated legacy of being a McTavish—pass to her adopted son, Camden.
But to everyone’s surprise, Cam wants little to do with the house or the money—and even less to do with the surviving McTavishes. Instead, he rejects his inheritance, settling into a normal life as an English teacher in Colorado and marrying Jules, a woman just as eager to escape her own messy past.
Ten years later, Camden is a McTavish in name only, but a summons in the wake of his uncle’s death brings him and Jules back into the family fold at Ashby House. Its views are just as stunning as ever, its rooms just as elegant, but coming home reminds Cam why he was so quick to leave in the first place.
Jules, however, has other ideas, and the more she learns about Cam’s estranged family—and the twisted secrets they keep—the more determined she is for her husband to claim everything Ruby once intended for him to have.
But Ruby’s plans were always more complicated than they appeared. As Ashby House tightens its grip on Jules and Camden, questions about the infamous heiress come to light. Was there any truth to the persistent rumors following her disappearance as a girl? What really happened to those four husbands, who all died under mysterious circumstances? And why did she adopt Cam in the first place? Soon, Jules and Cam realize that an inheritance can entail far more than what’s written in a will—and that the bonds of family stretch far beyond the grave.
The Heiress Short Summary :
This is a story about a girl named Ruby McTavish. When she was just three years old, she got lost in the woods near her home in North Carolina. After eight long months, she was found in another state and brought back home. As Ruby grows up in her big house called the Ashby House, she often feels like something isn’t quite right.
As she gets older, Ruby writes letters about her life before she passes away at an old age. These letters reveal what happened during her growing-up years and her four marriages. Ruby also adopted a son named Camden, who is supposed to inherit all the family money. However, Camden doesn’t want anything to do with the wealth and has stayed away from his unfriendly family for a long time.
One day, Camden gets a message from his cousin that he should come to Ashby House after his uncle’s passing. Camden’s wife, Jules, thinks it’s a great idea to visit. When they arrive at Ashby House, things get really interesting! The family is quite dysfunctional, and the story unfolds through the eyes of Camden, Jules, and Ruby. Hearing their different perspectives makes us wonder what truly makes a famil
The Heiress Review:
The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins is the perfect mystery suspense and family Fiction story. You should read this one on the weekend. We give 4/5
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