Shelf Control

Shelf Control – 05-06-19

Shelf Control is a meme run by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies.  It is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves.  Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post.


I’ve decided that I’m going to tackle my unread books in order of acquisition, starting with the books that have been sat on my shelf the longest.

fatal inheritance

  • Title: Fatal Inheritance
  • Author: Rachel Rhys
  • Published: 2018
  • Length: 400 pages
  • Bought / acquired: 26 July 2018

What’s It About?

London 1948: Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey suburb. Out of the blue, she receives a solicitor’s letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera.

Eve discovers her legacy is an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean sea and suddenly, life could not be more glamorous.

Alone in paradise, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest – before events turn deadly…

Reminiscent of a Golden Age mystery, Fatal Inheritance is an intoxicating story of dysfunctional families and long-hidden secrets, set against the razzle-dazzle and decadence of the French Riviera.


Why Do I Want to Read It?

I loved A Dangerous Crossing – the first novel Tammy (or Tamar) Cohen penned under the pseudonym Rachel Rhys.  I bought this second novel when it first came out last year, but for some reason it’s never quite made it to the top of the TBR pile.  I do love a golden age mystery though, and I’m really looking forward to reading Fatal Inheritance.

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