Beneath the Surface: A Novel (The Kingsleys)

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Billionaire Richard Kingsley invites his sons, John and Ted, and their wives onboard his luxurious yacht for a weekend voyage to Catalina Island. Despite Richard’s first claims, this isn’t a family reunion, it’s a battle for the future of the Kingsley empire. When Richard’s only daughter, Sibley, crashes the party, all hell breaks loose. These siblings will stop at nothing to come out on top, but don’t underestimate their spouses either. Some wives will stop at nothing to keep the power and lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to. A storm is brewing both over the Pacific and someone’s going to wind up dead.

If you enjoy rich people being absolutely horrible to each other and whining about how hard their life is, you will love this book. It was hard to find anyone likeable in this story, but maybe that’s the point. Even Paige was difficult to really like, with her constant worry and excuses for her husband. I’m not quite sure how this is supposed to be a series as things wrapped up fairly well. Not exactly a thriller, but there is definitely plenty of drama if that’s what you’re into.

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Author Kaira Rouda
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 270 pages
Publisher Amazon Publishing
Publish Date 05-Sep-2023
ISBN 9781662511929 Buy this Book
Issue September 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller