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Hahtoolah | 432 comments The Nest is a novel of a very dysfunctional family. The four adult children believe they will inherit a very large sum of money when the youngest, Melody, turns 40. On the eve of her 40th birthday, the oldest sibling, Leo, found himself in a compromising position when he crashed his car and his passenger, a 19-year-old undocumented waitress, was maimed. The family matriarch decides to buy off the waitress to avoid a scandal. The money used, however, was the "Nest". The remaining sibling realize that their portion is greatly reduced, and they had been living a lifestyle that was relying on the funds. All are in desperate financial straights. Will Leo repay the Nest, so each sibling can receive the amount each believes they are owed?

I didn't find any of the characters particularly likable. Although Leo promises to repay the Nest, he claims he needs three months to come up with a plan. Will he come through with his promise? Does the reader care?

message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 3 stars

Amy | 8847 comments I read this last summer. I probably rated it higher than you, as I took it to be an enjoyable pool read. Some books are not meant to be masterpieces. I'm reading a beach read now, as the air get to chillier. Maybe I should start calling them soup and hot chocolate reads.

Hahtoolah | 432 comments Soup and hot chocolate is a good term!

Jennifer Pope (jenjunum) | 902 comments I kept wondering why I cared about these people too. And I thought it was pretty boring overall.

Anita Pomerantz | 6543 comments I was in the "do not care" portion of the reading audience. I just didn't know what was good about this one that made it such a big bestseller.

JoLene (trvl2mtns) | 1532 comments I was also flummoxed by all the buzz ---- I went back to my review and this sums it up for me:
It was an easy read, but I liked a lot of the secondary characters much better than the siblings themselves. I wanted to find out what happened, but in the end, I think it was not as engaging as similar books (like by Laine Moriarty).

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