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Book Review: The Family Plot by Megan Collins

Ever imagined what it would be like to live with a true-crime-obsessed family? In Megan Collin’s The Family Plot, Dahlia Lighthouse gives a clue as to how a true-crime-junkie’s dream come true can become a nightmare.

After the disappearance of her twin brother Andy on their sixteenth birthday, Dahlia has all but given up hope. She spent years searching the internet for any signs that her brother might still be out there. When she returns home for her late father’s funeral, she finds that not much has changed. Her mother and older siblings carry on like they always had as if nothing had happened. That is until the body of Andy Lighthouse was uncovered in their father’s plot. Then the family begins to unravel as Dahlia uncovers the horrible truth about her family. And everyone is a suspect.

I enjoyed this short read. It definitely reminded me of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. It definitely had a lot of the elements of an American Gothic that I appreciate. The old family house, an unreliable narrator, and a family secret and or ghost story. If you’re in for a read that will keep you on the edge of your toes, The Family Plot may be the perfect book to bury yourself in.

Megan Collins is a mystery/suspense author. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Marc, and their dog Maisy. Writing was all she wanted to do when she was young. She was given a journal as a child and the rest, you could say is history.

You can read more about Megan Collins in an interview with the Nerd Daily by clicking the link below!

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