Fatal Inheritance
Rachel Rhys

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Narrated By: Charlotte Hamblin, Roy McMillan

Duration: 10 hours and 39 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Fatal Inheritance, written by Rachel Rhys, read by Charlotte Hamblin and Roy McMillan.

A Fatal Inheritance is GLORIOUS! Hugely enjoyable escapism, featuring The South of France, film stars, gorgeous villas, lavender-scented air, ex-Nazis, family secrets and more besides! I enjoyed it ENORMOUSLY.' MARIAN KEYES

London 1948: Eve Forrester is trapped in a loveless marriage, in a gloomy house, in a grey suburb.
Out of the blue, she receives a solicitor’s letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mystery inheritance but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera.

Eve discovers her legacy is an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean sea and suddenly, life could not be more glamorous.

But under the heat of the sun, all is not as it seems. Now, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest – before things spiral out of control…

A Fatal Inheritance is an intoxicating story of dysfunctional families and long-hidden secrets, set against the razzle-dazzle of the French Riviera.

'An exquisite and shimmering read. I completely lost myself in Rhys’s lovingly evoked 1940s French Riviera and was gripped by the slow-burn mystery. An essential summer read!' LISA JEWELL
'Rachel Rhys' historical mystery is simply gorgeous. . .will have you yearning to sip a gin fizz while watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean' KATE RIORDAN

‘Transporting’ Sunday Times


Historical fiction, Historical romance, Crime & mystery fiction, Historical crime & mysteries, Crime & mystery: women sleuths

Listen to a sample

An atmospheric, page-turner


Rachel Rhys’ atmospheric novel mixes glamour with tantalising intrigue – and a dark hint of dread

Daily Mail

Rachel Rhys should be on everyone’s summer reading list


With a dash of Agatha Christie and a nod to Zelda Fitzgerald, Rachel Rhys' historical mystery is simply gorgeous. The late 1940s Cote d'Azur setting is a character in its own right - one that will have you yearning to sip a gin fizz while watching the sun sink into the Mediterranean


Deliciously intoxicating