Thursday, January 12, 2023

#BookReview: The Den by Cara Reinard

Synopsis: A family estate is to die for in a gripping novel of psychological suspense by the author of Into the Sound.

Nothing brings the four Fox siblings together like their detestable father’s heart attack—and a hefty inheritance to be divided equally. At his deathbed is his oldest daughter, Valerie; her irresponsible sister, Lucy; and their two embattled brothers, Christian and Jeremy. Even the former housekeeper, Marisol, who’s been with the family for forty years, is on watch. All Valerie hopes for is an amicable reunion, despite the damages of the past.

By punishing means, Stefan Fox raised his children to be competitors. The cruel lessons now serve them well in a game of life and death. When it comes to the family fortune, the rules are simple: fewer siblings means a bigger share.

After a suspicious accident, Valerie knows the worst is yet to come—and confiding in the wrong person could be the most dangerous thing she’s ever done.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: An interesting who done it story that kept me guessing until the end. Great characters and the multi POV worked well for the story.  


“Reinard juggles suspects, motives, and family skeletons with such dexterity that it’s hard to imagine any of the Fox clan actually being innocent. A heartburning family tell-all just in time to gladden your Thanksgiving.” Kirkus Reviews

“The explosive plot, told through alternating narrators with wildly divergent viewpoints, creates a tense, Machiavellian atmosphere. Readers won’t soon forget this deep dive into twisted family dynamics.” Publishers Weekly

“Cara Reinard hooks you from the start with breathtaking and heart-pounding scenes bound tight, where fleeting passion and nightmarish memories take centerstage.” —Chris Miller, Best Thriller Books

Succession meets The Guest List when the patriarch of a dysfunctional family has a sudden heart attack and stroke. With his life hanging in the balance, the Fox children learn of their father’s recently revised will and find their own lives in danger—but which one is behind the mayhem? And which ones will survive to inherit the family dynasty? Twists and clever reveals abound in The Den—and Reinard keeps us guessing to the very end!” —Wendy Walker, national bestselling author of Don’t Look For Me

“Think your family has drama? Wait until you meet the Foxes, who have enough skeletons in their closet to fill a cemetery. Cara Reinard deftly combines twisted family dynamics, escalating tension, and suspicious characters to make The Den a juicy, binge-worthy thriller.” —Megan Collins, author of The Family Plot

Succession meets Knives Out in this clever, fast-paced, and fun whodunnit thriller!” —Jeneva Rose, Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage

About the Author

Cara Reinard is an author of women’s fiction and novels of domestic suspense, including Into the Sound and Sweet Water. She has been employed in the pharmaceutical industry for eighteen years, and while Cara loves science, writing is her passion. She currently lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, two children, and Bernese mountain dogs. For more information, visit

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