The Hidden Legacy starts off telling the story of a young boy committing a horrifying crime to two of his classmates in 1966. The story then jumps to 2008 where we meet Ellen Sutherland, a recently divorced mother of two, who is contacted by an estate attorney to learn she has an inheritance coming from a woman, Eudora Nash, that she has never met or heard of.
This novel weaves a tale between two different stories wonderfully, you can’t help but be pulled in to find out what the events of the past have to do with Ellen and Eudora. Told from several different perspectives you switch between learning of Ellen and her life in 2008 and then going back in time to the events that happened through the years that began from that fateful event in 1966.
Almost a five star read but I felt there were a couple of slow spots and I did figure out the main connection relatively early on although there were some revelations later in the book that I was happy to finally find out too. Would definitely pick up another book by Graham Minett in the future.
Overall, great read, would definitely recommend.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.