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Unspoken Book Two. The Legacy.
Where there’s a will there’s a rift.
The Legacy continues the story of Jessica Griffiths and her fractious relationship with her grandmother, Martha, her gambling addicted father and her narcissistic ex, Calvin who refuses to accept that their relationship is over.
Jessica an aspiring novelist, is writing a book based on her great grandmother’s hand written memoirs. Still grieving for Alice, she receives a telephone call that will change her life, and her relationship with her family, forever.
During the process she meets Bradley, a handsome young lawyer. Calvin, meanwhile, believes he can work his way back into Jess’s life by fair means or foul.
When Martha, the matriarch, complains that she hasn’t been treated fairly, she puts pressure on her granddaughter to ‘do the right thing.’ Meanwhile, Jessica’s father returns with the loan sharks on his tail.
As Jessica prays that the ‘man curse’ which has plagued the women in her family for generations, has finally been vanquished, she meets the beautiful, calculating, Leonora, a woman with a secret and a fondness for mischief.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Pearl!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2021
I went through every emotion as the story unfolded, the sign of a great story. Fabulous writing, as always, and now eagerly awaiting the next one!
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing and a must read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 March 2021
The Legacy by Trevor Belshaw.
I was sent an ARC copy of Trevor’s latest book and having read Unspoken, I was keen to find out how the characters from Unspoken are shaping up in The Legacy.
This book can be read as a stand alone novel, so I won’t spoil it by saying how Unspoken ended.
From the first chapter, we are introduced to Jessica and how her favourite relative has recently passed away. At the reading of the will, Jessica inherits a considerable amount of money and properties.
Her immediate family are anything but ‘nice’ or ‘charitable’ and are not impressed by how little they receive.
As the story unfolds, we read about Jessica’s live in boyfriend who refuses to keep away even though they have split up. Her mother has alcohol issues, her father gambling issues, her grandmother turns out to be anything but loving and all want a part of the inheritance.
The solicitor handling Jessica’s will is charming and handsome and wins Jessica round by wining and dining her. Is he all he seems? Should a solicitor be dating one of his clients??
Moving into a derelict farmhouse, Jessica is continuing to write a book about her great grandmother’s diaries from the 30’s and 40’s. There are more monmentos discovered in the attic and a few surprises and shocks come to light.
The Legacy flows well and makes the reader eager to find out what happens next with each chapter read.
The ending leaves the reader wanting more as there are many loose ends that need to be tied up.
Trevor Belshaw never disappoints with his style of writing and I am looking forward to Book 3.