Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Family Plot by Megan Collins



Oh to be famous, but not famous in the way everyone wants to be.
The Lighthouse family lived on Blackburn Island and was the most eccentric family anyone knew.

The children were home schooled by their mother, and she had them write essays about murders. They even had a room in the house that had a library of newspaper articles about murders committed around the world.
The oddest thing is that their mother named them after a person that was murdered or someone that committed murder.

We learn that Dahlia is named after Black Dahlia an actress who was murdered.

Charlie was named after the Lindbergh baby.

Tate was named after a movie star who then turned into a bloody body.

Andy was named for Lizzie Borden's father.

We meet all the children as they returned home when their father died.

The only one missing was Andy, Dahlia's twin.  He had been gone for ten years.  We did get to meet him, but not in person.

THE FAMILY PLOT continues as we get a glimpse of how their life was growing up and how they are interacting at the present time.

We also see that Dahlia finds things out she never knew about her family and secrets that were kept.

THE FAMILY PLOT can definitely be classified as Gothic and odd, but it will keep your interest because you will want to see what really was going on in this household for all those years.

Very well written and keeps your interest, and the most unique story line I have ever read.

If you like surprise endings and odd characters, you won't want to miss THE FAMILY PLOT. 4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Have you read THE FAMILY PLOT?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Great review.
    I enjoyed this one too.

  3. Replies
    1. It was odd, but good.

      Let me know if you read it and what your thoughts are.