The Beloveds

The Beloveds

An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, that plumbs the depths of sibling rivalry with wit and menace.

Oh, to be a Beloved—one of those lucky people for whom nothing ever goes wrong. Everything falls into their laps without effort: happiness, beauty, good fortune, allure.

Betty Stash is not a Beloved—but her little sister, the delightful Gloria, is. She’s the one with the golden curls and sunny disposition and captivating smile, the one whose best friend used to be Betty’s, the one whose husband should have been Betty’s. And then, to everyone’s surprise, Gloria inherits the family manse—a vast, gorgeous pile of ancient stone, imposing timbers, and lush gardens—that was never meant to be hers.

Losing what Betty considers her rightful inheritance is the final indignity. As she single-mindedly pursues her plan to see the estate returned to her in all its glory, her determined and increasingly unhinged behavior—aided by poisonous mushrooms, talking walls, and a phantom dog—escalates to the point of no return. The Beloveds will have you wondering if there’s a length to which an envious sister won’t go.

Title:The Beloveds
ISBN:9781501173301
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About Maureen Lindley

Maureen Lindley was born in Berkshire and grew up in Scotland. She was trained as a psychotherapist and also worked as a photographer, antique dealer and a dress designer before writing her first book, The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel. Maureen lives in the Wye valley on the Welsh borders with her husband.


    The Beloveds Reviews

  • Holly  B

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel…1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story.2. Mounting tension as the pages turn.3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house....

  • Carrie

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean...

  • Marialyce

    4 troubling starsFor many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived i...

  • Reading.Between.Wines

    ⭐⭐ / 5My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp...____________________________________________________________Oof, I do not have m...

  • Erin

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review.What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This...

  • Monnie

    There was a little girl who had a little curlRight in the middle of her forehead;When she was good, she was very, very good,And when she was bad she was horrid.-Mother Goose Nursery RhymeIt's hard to ...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she fal...

  • Kim

    Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.The Beloveds had moments of intrigue and tension-filled suspense, but overall, not enough and I was left wa...

  • Betty

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars.Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her—perhaps a bit to...