"The Heirs" tells the story of a rich family and the reactions of many family and friends after the death of Rupert Falkes.The story is interesting but has a lot of characters that never seem to be fully developed. The book goes from the past to present day and back again so many times that it is hard to keep track of what time period one is in at any given moment.
I myself have some personal history of being an "heir" but in a much smaller way. When my parents died, many decisions had to be made and this can dig up feelings that we thought were long since forgotten. The characters in this book also go through these emotions but on a much grander scale.
I recommend this book as a fast read. It is a good reminder to us all to keep in mind how we want our own deaths handled and to carefully choose the people that will take care of those details for us.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.