The Inheritance Game
Review in a sentence: I am so happy that someone recommended this book, cause it is astonishing and probably one of my top 3 Mystery Books (I have read a lot of mystery books)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Goodreads Review: 4.19 (April 2021)
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why--or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch--and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.
Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
This Book brought so much joy, we got a really smart protagonist, hidden Tunnels, riddle over riddle, mysterious characters, lots of glamour and the perfect mixture of Romance. All the characters had so many different features and characteristics especially the 4 Hawthorne brothers, who still made a perfect team. Avery on the other hand was completely new to them and all of them had a very different relationship and I still don't know with who I should ship, but I am sure whoever the author picks I will be happy about it. Also I wish I could life in Hawthorne House and discover every hidden place and every non hidden room ( there are plenty of both). Like they have 5 libraries, a room full of board games, even a bowling area there, I am probably not the only who would like to life there. Also for the plot it never gets boring, all these crazy games and riddles make sure of that and when there is no riddle there is at least an enigmatic death in the past, secrets of the Hawthorns and attacks on Avery's life. The writing was simple and fast paced, so I could read the whole book in one day.