The Book Group: Meet Rachel Rhys

Date: 10 September 2019

Time: 1930-2100

Price: £5

This month, the Book Group is welcoming Rachel Rhys to join us and talk about her work.

Rachel will be reading from her latest novel, “Fatal Inheritance”.

Rachel Rhys has written two historical fiction novels. The first, Dangerous Crossing, was a Richard & Judy book club pick in Autumn 2017. The most recent, Fatal Inheritance, was published in hardback in July 2018. She is a member of the Killer Women crime writing collective and lives in North London with her partner and three (allegedly) grown up children and her highly neurotic dog. 

Rachel has recommended we discuss “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackons in our October Book Group.


About ‘Fatal Inheritance’

‘Fatal Inheritance is GLORIOUS! Hugely enjoyable escapism, featuring The South of France, film stars, gorgeous villas, lavender-scented air, ex-Nazis, family secrets and more besides! I enjoyed it ENORMOUSLY.’ MARIAN KEYES

‘A fantastic book – glamorous and beautifully written.’ Daily Mail

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.

‘With a dash of Agatha Christie and a nod to Zelda Fitzgerald, Rachel Rhys’ historical mystery is simply gorgeous…will have you yearning to sip a gin fizz while watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean’ KATE RIORDAN

‘A transporting golden-age infused mystery caper’ Sunday Times

‘An exquisite and shimmering read. I completely lost myself in Rhys’s lovingly evoked 1940s French Riviera and was gripped by the slow-burn mystery. An essential summer read!’ LISA JEWELL

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