The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Author)

Don't miss this New York Times bestselling "impossible to put down" (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets--perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why -- or even who Tobias Hawthorne is.

To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House where every room bears the old man's touch -- and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

In the captivating world of "The Inheritance Games" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, we are introduced to Avery Grambs, an ordinary high school student whose life takes an extraordinary turn when she unexpectedly inherits the vast fortune and sprawling estate of Tobias Hawthorne, a wealthy and enigmatic billionaire.

As Avery delves into the Hawthorne family's tangled history, she finds herself entangled in a complex web of secrets, lies, and danger. She is thrust into a series of puzzles and challenges set forth by Tobias Hawthorne, who tasks her with uncovering the truth behind his death and finding his true heirs.

Avery is joined by a group of enigmatic and intriguing characters, each with their own motives and connections to the Hawthorne family. There's Jameson, the brooding and enigmatic Hawthorne grandson, Grayson, the charming and carefree Hawthorne brother, and Xander, the enigmatic and intelligent Hawthorne cousin.

As Avery navigates the treacherous waters of the Hawthorne family and the high-stakes game they have set in motion, she must rely on her wits, courage, and newfound friendships to unravel the mysteries surrounding Tobias Hawthorne's death and discover the true meaning of the inheritance games.

"The Inheritance Games" is a gripping and addictive read that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. With its intricate plot, well-developed characters, and thrilling twists and turns, it is a must-read for fans of mystery, suspense, and young adult fiction.


385 pages