The Nest Book Review

The Nest Book review



The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny

Published by : Harper Avenue

Published on March 22, 2016

353 Pages

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I was so excited for this book but ended up being a disappointing read for me. I may have built it up too much and had high expectations which fell flat.


Jack, Leo, Bea, and Melody Plumb have all been waiting for the day that they would finally get their inheritance. The Nest as they refer to it as, was set aside by their father which was only meant to be a modest inheritance but the money grew to be quite a considerable amount. Each of the siblings made risky investments thinking that their inheritance will cover it and all will work out.

None of them ever thought that their money would be put in jeopardy and when most of The Nest is used for a settlement to pay off a victim that was in an accident caused by Leo. This enrages the other siblings as they had already pretty well have spent the money before they have even been given it.

They all must come to terms with the fact that they won’t be getting the money that they had made plans with and for the first time they will have to come together as a family.


My Thoughts

This book had many different POV’s and I didn’t really care for the secondary character’s view point’s. I think that all the secondary characters and the sub plots didn’t really contribute to the story all that much. I would have much rather preferred to have just read from the sibling’s view point’s and that way I could have cared more about them. To me the character development was lacking and I would really have loved to get to know the Plumb siblings a little better. 

I definitely struggled to get through this book and again was disappointed. I gave this a 2 stars out of 5. I would recommend it if you like reading books that follow many different characters and plots it just wasn’t for me.

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