Keeping it in the Family | The Thornthwaite Betrayal | A Review

This is the second book in the series, the first being The Thornthwaite Inheritance, based on the lives of orphaned twins, Lorelli and Ovid Thornthwaite, living in their family home, Thornthwaite Manor.

This book was requested on Netgalley and was given a 3.5 star review on Goodreads.


After a lifetime of plotting each other’s demise, orphan twins Lorelli and Ovid Thornthwaite have reached an uneasy truce. No longer trying to kill each other, they are living a quieter life in the remains of the burnt-out Thornthwaite Manor. It’s not long, though, before some peculiar ‘near accidents’ begin to take place and the twins begin to wonder – is someone else trying to bump them off?

Could it be the oddball builder Dragos, or Jean-Paul Suricates, the twins’ triple Michelin-starred chef? What would old Tom the gardener have to gain from the deaths of Lorelli and Ovid? Or stinking rich Uncle Harry Morgan, who claims to be the twins’ long-lost uncle on their mother’s side? As the number of near fatal ‘accidents’ ramp up, it becomes clear that there are some dreadful forces at work – but just who is behind the Thornthwaite betrayal?

Although I hadn’t realised there was a first book, thoroughly enjoyed this book. A great and somewhat, funny read for all ages! Highly recommend for lovers of mystery, will keep you guessing until the very end!

This book was not what I was expecting, it was also a quick read, which is nice for those with TBR piles so large, they don’t know where to being – haha!

Even though this is the second book in the series, you can read this without having read the first book, but after reading this, I definitely wouldn’t mind taking a look at the first book in the series.

Aimed at young children and teenagers, this book is a great read for all and a perfect mini mystery for reading after a large Christmas dinner!

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of the Thornthwaite series and what you think of the book/s?


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