This book has been getting a ton of attention—just the fact that it has (at this time) over 109,000 reviews on Goodreads says something… whether it’s just good marketing or actually a good story is debatable.
The story is of the Plumb siblings, who have been waiting patiently for their youngest sister, Melody, to turn 40. That’s when their father’s unexpectedly successful trust fund—what they call “the Nest”—is due to be distributed evenly between the four of them. There’s Jack, the antique shop owner who secretly took out a loan against his and his husband’s summer house without telling Walker. Bea, a one-time famous author whose been struggling with writer’s block for years. Leo, a past publishing executive who has made a string of unfortunate business choices and run most of his friends (and his wife) away. And Melody, an overprotective mom who tracks her twin teenage daughters’ movements via an app they call “Stalkerville.”
All four of the Plumbs have literally been banking on this huge sum of cash coming their way, and so they’ve lived rather more luxuriously than they might have otherwise. Jack, Bea, and Melody all badly need the money to make up for poor decisions.Continue Reading