Publication date July 2021
Publisher Harper Collins
A young woman is hiding out in a sleepy North Queensland tourist town, trying to stay under the radar, when she stumbles across a dangerous drug cartel. Anyone else might back away, pretend they haven’t seen anything, keep quiet, but Maggie is no ordinary girl.
She has to get out of town – fast. She heads towards Melbourne, where she just might find the answers she needs: about her mother, her past and the sins of her father. With a dubious cop as her ally, the police tracking her and a dangerous biker gang on their trail, Maggie’s troubles are doubling down fast.
Despite the fact I absolutely adored Bergmoser’s previous novel ‘The Hunted’, it wasn’t until Maggie referenced other characters that I realised I’d met the protagonist of The Inheritance before.
If you haven’t read The Hunted I cannot recommend enough times that you do, in that story all we really need to know about Maggie is that she’s on the run. The Inheritance tells us why.
The Inheritance is told in third person, past tense across two timelines, before and after the death of Maggie’s father.
After a spot of trouble leads an old family friend to her doorstep Maggie is dragged back to her hometown in search of answers, evidence and closure. But is there anyone in Maggie’s life she can really trust?
Bergmoser writes incredible action scenes, they play like a movie sequence in the readers mind. One particular event stood out for me, a home invasion I want to describe as Home Alone with all the violence and none of the humour.
Maggie is a total badass, this girl does not stay down. Her determination to survive endears the reader despite her unflinching brutality. The Inheritance sees Maggie return from an anonymous existence to investigate the mistakes that corrupted her father and continue the search for answers to the mystery of her mother.
A fast paced ride with plenty of mysteries to unfold and great character development, I was a big fan of The Inheritance and can’t wait for more from this author.