The Thornthwaite Inheritance by Gareth P. Jones
You Only Kill The Ones You Love!
Wealthy and noble twins Lorelli and Ovid Thornthwaite have, for as long as either can remember, been attempting to take each others lives. Although neither can say for curtain who struck first, or why, it is of little consequence, as all that matters now is being the first to succeed in killing the other.
On their thirteenth birthday the twins decide on a truce. The truce does not last long however, as attempts are made on the lives of Lorelli and Ovid, although neither will claim responsibility. But are they responsible, or has someone else decided to murder the Thornthwaite twins?
Lorelli and Ovid's isolated and quiet, sombre existence at Thornthwaite Manor is rocked as intruders enter their lives and their home. Everyone, it seems, has a secret to hide and a motive for murder. To Lorelli it is not so much as a who-dun-it? as it is a who-dun what?.
The Thornthwaite Inheritance is a witty, whimsical and murderously clever story, full of lively, colourful and quirky characters. A difficult book to put down. An amusing and entertaining read that from the first page will put a smile on your face, a smile that will linger long after the last line is read.
Price (AU): $15.99
Recommended age: 10-12
In a word: Who-Dun-What?
Re-read it: probably
Star rating: four out of five