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Not a Happy Family

with Shari Lapena
Hosted by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Not a Happy Family

with Shari Lapena
Hosted by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
Shari Lapena

Broadcaster and storyteller Lucy van Oldenbarneveld sits down with New York Times Bestseller Shari Lapena to discuss her new domestic suspense novel, Not a Happy Family. Don’t miss this conversation on the latest bestseller from the author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know with more than 7 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

 

In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead.

 

Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated.

 

Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you'd know.

 

Wouldn't you?

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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