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Series: A Murder Will Follow #1
Title: A Testament to Murder
Author: Vivian Conroy
Published: February 18th, 2019
A dying billionaire invites nine people from his past to stay at the Villa Calypso with him and to learn who will inherit his wealth. This is a cue for murder as he plans to change who will inherit at midnight and if he dies during the following 24 hours that is who will be his heir. If he survives, that will be their chance gone. However, he won’t reveal just who is named and they have to stay at the Villa to be given a chance to inherit.
The nine are people aren’t his best friends or closest relations, they’re anything but! They include his ex-secretary, his ex-business partner who is married to his ex-wife, his money hungry distant relatives – you get the idea! The nine are rivals for the fortune and you’re never quite sure who is telling the truth and what secrets and schemes they are hiding. There’s also a retired Scotland Yard investigator who has been asked to keep an eye on everyone . . . . . but there are deaths, deceit, danger and double crossing in this murderous mystery.
It has so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing to the very last page where there is yet another statement that leaves you guessing just who was really the mastermind manipulator! It is an Agatha Christie style intriguing mystery, full of clues, revelations and red herrings to divert your attention from the perpetrator(s). It is a real page turner and I’m so happy to discover it is the first in a new series by this talented author – I can’t wait to read more from her!
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Suspenseful from the first page to the last, A Testament to Murder is perfect for fans of And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, and Crooked House
A dying billionaire. Nine would-be heirs. But only one will take the prize…
At the lush Villa Calypso on the French Riviera, a dying billionaire launches a devious plan: at midnight each day he appoints a new heir to his vast fortune. If he dies within 24 hours, that person takes it all. If not, their chance is gone forever.
Yet these are no ordinary beneficiaries, these men who crossed him, women who deceived him, and distant relations intent on reclaiming the family fortune. All are determined to lend death a hand and outwit their rivals in pursuit of the prize.
As tensions mount with every passing second, retired Scotland Yard investigator Jasper must stay two steps ahead of every player if he hopes to prevent the billionaire’s devious game from becoming a testament to murder…