My Mini Thoughts

This book! I have had to sit on my thoughts on this one for a few days.  This has to be the one of the most dysfunctional family stories I have ever read.  Portia, Beth and Eddie’s grandpa has died leaving them over $1 million each.  In order to receive their share all three siblings have to recreate the road trip they took with him when they were younger. 

Told from Beth, the oldest sisters, POV the timeline goes back and forth from their first road trip with their grandpa to their current road trip and journal entries that I assumed were Beths.  Add in Beth’s husband Felix and Eddie’s wife Krista and things get very interesting.  Let’s also throw in a black truck with three passengers that follows them from state to state. 

The author does a good job of throwing in twists you don’t see coming from the past and the present.  These are not siblings who get along, they merely tolerate one another.  5 people crammed into a minivan on a 14 day road trip….you know not everyone is going to survive.

I kept turning the pages on this one because I wanted to know what happened when their road trip was over.  However, after I was done reading I had a lot more questions than answers.  I know some people love it, but I’m not one of them.  I need an ending that wraps things up into a nice little bow, unless it’s a sequel.  If that doesn’t bother you, then this may be the book for you!  

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Goodreads Synopsis

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we’ll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.

It’s even harder when you’re all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory—a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won’t stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there’s a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.

But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.