Teenager sees there’s more to inheritance when eldest returns
THE return of the prodigal, unwelcomed by all except a doting parent, is a familiar theme in crime fiction.
Here, the elder son, long assumed dead, reappears to claim the lion’s share of the family inheritance.
Is David Wainwright the genuine article or, as his two brothers believe, an imposter who has acquired insider knowledge of those he claims to be his nearest and dearest?
The story is told by a young teenager adopted by the Wainwrights. With an inquiring mind and strong intelligence, Christopher Barrington sets out to discover the truth.
A murder in the household deepens the mystery, as do hints from the police that there is more at stake than a disputed inheritance.
One of the finest crime writers, Symons has an eye for social quirks that add to the tension. |