Six Wicked Reasons
Ten years later, with his mother deceased and siblings scattered across the globe, Adam turns up unannounced at the family home. His siblings return reluctantly to Spanish Cove, but Adam's reappearance poses more questions than ans...more
Six Wicked Reasons is a compelling story of a dysfunctional family with a recently departed mother, a narcissistic cruel father and six children with a reason to murder their father. I am so delighted to have finished this year off with another buddy read with the wonderful Beata. Thank you so much!
Ten years ago, Adam, one of the six Lattimer children, disappeared without a trace, leaving a devastating impact on his family, particularly his mother, Kathleen. She never overcame the grief, w ...more
That Adam was probably dead. She couldn't know that her father would convey that to her mother. And that he would badger her to accept it, at exactly the same time Ryan took a turn for the worse. and that her mother's heart, fit to burst with love for them all, ...more
The Lattimer Family in Ireland - what a dysfunctional family they are. Blessed with money but this does not mean that they are happy. Frazer and Kathleen had 6 children - James, Ellen, Kate, Adam, Rya ...more
Its now 2018 and the remaining Lattimer siblings have been summoned back to their home is Spanish Cove by their father. Adam has returned home. Frazer (the dad) hires a boat so that he can throw a party to celebrate. But tragedy strikes when Frazers body Is found floating in the water.
The story is narrated by the six Lattimer siblings. The story is gradually revealed to us.we learn about each charac ...more
The family have reluctantly returned to Spanish Cove having been summoned by their father Frazer, the siblings are soon shocked to see brother Adam who'd vanished and was believed dead surprisingly arrived unannounced.
The reunion is soon rocked as Frazer is found dead and with all the Lattimer children holding a grudge against him, the reader is left wondering w ...more
The novel is set in Wexford and Spanish Cove in Ireland and revolves around a dysfunctional family…the Lattimer family, Frazer and Kathleen had six children-James, Ellen, Kate, Adam, Ryan and Clio. And they have all disappointed their controlling father.
James-Executive producer who works in Dublin, married to Sandra and stepdaught ...more
In 2008, Adam Lattimer disappeared from the family home, leaving his mother heart-broken and leading, his siblings felt, to her death. In 2018 he suddenly returns and father, Fraser, gathers his children home – well, all e ...more
Ooooo I love a good revenge story! And a muder mystery.... And a complex family drama.... yay!
Basically it has many of the elements that make for a cracking good read in my opinion.
Jo Spain is one of my favourite authors and I had to start reading this on realease day ... I was not disappointed!
More please :)
Wow this family is all twisted, they are a total mess but then if I had their Dad I’m fairly sure I’d have murdered him as a teenager….
As it is they are all adults now, including the seemingly dead Adam, one night, one boat trip and all the grievances build up to a murderous crescendo..
Jo Spain writes marvellously complex psychological thrillers, Six Wicked Reasons does exactly what it says on the tin and then some, throwing the reader into a madly divisive family dynamic with a christie-esque u ...more
I really didn't connect with the writing style of this book. I'm not sure what it was about it but I really struggled with it.
I also got overwhelmed with the amount of characters. There was a lot and it was hard to follow who was who. I also didn't like any of them either which didn't help.
I struggled with the different timelines. This book jumped all over the place and it was difficult to follow.
I'm struggling to find any redeeming features of this book. I fou ...more
This book reminded me of Succession, a brilliant American TV series about a dysfunctional family with a controlling father – and if you haven’t watched it yet – you must. Anyway, back to this book. Set in Wexford, Ireland, Kathleen and Frazer Lattimer have a large family with 3 daug ...more
I am surprised I haven’t heard about this book more often given that, for its genre, I think it is pretty good. I guess it doesn’t have ten crazy turns and twists but the characters are interesting enough and pretty realistic while it still keeps your interest via the small reveals sprinkled in. And the end was also well written, giving the reader a pretty big twist without making it too crazy.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review. ...more
This book follows a huge Irish family across a dual timeline which I was so excited to discover as it ...more
This stellar thriller focuses on the dysfunctional Lattimer family; mother, Kathleen, from a wealthy family; father, Frazer, a Scot and a bank clerk who settled in Ireland. After marrying Kathleen, he left his job to manage her portfolio of business investments. The couple have six children, James, Ellen, Kate, Adam, Ryan and Clio. In 2 ...more
1. It’s Jo freaking Spain!
3. Family drama
4. Little is what it seems
5. Little twists and turns galore
6. Locked room trope (kinda)
Well, there you have it: six (not so) wicked reasons why you should pick up Six Wicked Reasons!
Before I continue, let me wish Jo Spain a happy publication day and give a huge thanks to Quercus books for the eARC through NetGalley, and for adding me to the blog tour!
Jo Spain’s last novel Dirty Little Lies was on ...more
Nine people get on a boat, only eight get off it alive. And murder is suspected, but is it the best friend, the fiancee, or one of the six children that have murdered the father.
Well as the story progresses and we see more of what happened in the week leading up to the boat trip, as well as key events from the past 10 years, well I changed my mind a bazillion times.
Frankly Frazer, the now ...more
In 2008 Adam Latimer disappears, presumed dead. His family, particularly his mother, never gives up hope he is alive. Ten years later, his mother is deceased and Adam show up at the family estate out of nowhere. His five siblings are all summoned to estate at Spanish Cove to see Adam, but many are angry that he left family grieving for all of those years. As the synopsis indicates, the te ...more
Jo, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, writes TV screenplays full-time. Her first crime series was broadcast on RTE in 2018 and she's currently involved in a ...more