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The Heirs: A Novel de Susan Rieger
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The Heirs: A Novel (2017 original; edició 2018)

de Susan Rieger (Autor)

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Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him. In disconcerting contrast, their mother, Eleanor, is cool and calm, showing preternatural composure.… (més)
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Títol:The Heirs: A Novel
Autors:Susan Rieger (Autor)
Informació:Crown (2018), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages
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The Heirs de Susan Rieger (2017)

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Overall I enjoyed this book, the characters where almost all very waspy types and effortlessly rich. I did find the pacing fairly slow and I was quite happy to put this down and read something else for a while at times.

I never felt that I really knew or felt for any of the characters much. It was told from a totally god like third person, telling us the backgrounds and feelings of people who where dead without any explanation as to where the information came from. This slightly annoyed me. I think the constantly changing perspectives meant that we as a reader never feel that we wanted one person to triumph over the others, or even care much at all what happened. It felt a little shallow and thin overall.

I found the ending annoyed me though, it really spoiled the book for me, not because it was bad, it just wasn't anything a bit of a damp squib. A strong start but seemed to lose it's way in the last 20% of the book.

On goodreads I rated it a 3 but it is probably more like 2.5. I have read a lot of good books recently and this one will be forgotten very quickly. Fairly well written but overall unmemorable with characters that I could take or leave. I never really got to feel very strongly about any of them at all.

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  CharlotteBurt | Feb 1, 2021 |
Very well-written and wonderfully oblique. Despite addressing adultery in many different forms, it is told in a way to absolve those involved of any blame and manages to make them seem likeable. The story centers on Eleanor and Rupert Falkes just after his death. By all accounts, their marriage was a happy one that produced 5 sons (and 'not a "duffer" among them'). Eleanor (nee Phipps) came from New York society ("that class of New Yorker whose bloodlines were traced in the manner of racehorses" 2) and though it was the 1960s, she was forbidden from marrying a Jew (Jim Cordoza), so she married Rupert, an English orphan, who had made his wealth and respectability in the US and was as rebellious as Eleanor could get. After Rupert's untimely death to cancer, a woman (Vera Wolinski) surfaces and claims to have 2 sons with him who have rights to his inheritance. The family is thrown into turmoil, though maintains their upper class decorum and each son plays his prescribed role in the face of the threat. The sons (grown men) are charming and the family dynamic is really endearing, anchored by Eleanor, though Rupert was an involved father. Eleanor's father is also a likeable character and her relationships with men (husband, father, sons, former lover) show her strength and poise. The reality of the supposed affair is shared with the reader, but is never clearly resolved to the family. There are other instances of cheating and while the concept is abhorrent to me, the way it is deftly handled here makes it more of a case study in ethics than a heavy-handed morality tale. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
I received a copy of this book from "Blogging for Books" for an honest review :)) [6/3/17]
  themoonwholistens | Aug 31, 2020 |
After Rupert dies, a woman claims to have had two sons by him and demands a share of his estate. As the book unfolds, we learn more about Rupert's early life in England, and in the United States. We also get to know the other characters, including his wife, Eleanor, and their five sons. Each chapter is named for a different character. The story jumps back and forth in time, and I often found myself anxious to get more information about a past episode, before it jumped to another character and time. But it all comes together satisfactorily in the end. Well rounded characters, and interesting settings also keep you turning the pages. ( )
  cherybear | Jul 26, 2019 |
I often feel blah about these kinds of books. I can tell they are well-written, because they are interesting. But the characters and narrative often seem flat as cardboard to me. I finished it, and I'll remember I read it. But I doubt anything will really stick with me about the story.

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  gentlespirit512 | Nov 27, 2018 |
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Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him. In disconcerting contrast, their mother, Eleanor, is cool and calm, showing preternatural composure.

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