Review: The Nest

The Nest
The Nest
By Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Ecco Press, Hardcover, 9780062414212, March 2016, 368pp.

The Short of It:

One sibling’s poor decision ends up jeopardizing the nest egg that his other siblings have come to rely on.

The Rest of It:

Family secrets and money. The two seem to go hand in hand and that is most definitely the case here. The Plumb family is dysfunctional but also somewhat typical in that they all have their own unique issues to deal with.

When Leo’s drunk driving results in the injury of a young woman, a woman who is not his wife, the nest egg that all of this siblings expected to receive when the youngest turned forty, is instead used to keep things quiet. This upsets them and they react to the news in different ways.Threatened by their predicament, they turn towards each other for support.

This was a pretty good read. At first, it felt a little superficial but it quickly turned into something much more complex. Whenever people are thrown into a difficult situation, how they recover and what they do next says a lot about them. These siblings are forced to “make it work” and although there is worry and stress and plenty of resentment, there is also a family bond that can’t be ignored.

Overall, a very good read.

Source: Borrowed
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15 thoughts on “Review: The Nest”

  1. I bought this one on a whim and now I’m glad that I did. Sounds like a story I will definitely enjoy. You make it sound so good! Great post, Ti 🙂

    1. You will enjoy it. It takes a little bit of time to get into the meat of it but I thought it was pretty well-written and interesting how this one event affects the entire family in different ways.

  2. Ooh yeah – I can’t wait to get to this one! I’m currently reading The Fireman, and you were right: it is a fun read! Yet another one of your recommendation that I love 🙂 Thank you ❤

    1. You’ll be surprised at how fast The Fireman reads, too. I am in the final pages of After the Parade. Probably one of my faves for the year. A very quiet read about relationships, family, etc.

    1. Oh yes. And the best part is that this brother is liked by everyone. He is this charming guy and even with all of his faults he gets away with a lot. A very interesting family dynamic in this one.

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