As soon as I saw The Nest, I wanted to read it. Truth – it was because of the awesome cover. I didn’t even know what it was about, which really tells you how important book covers are to me.
And the inside of the book did not disappoint.
The Plumbs are extremely dysfunctional. In fact, they barely speak to each other. But the one thing they have in common is the four Plumb siblings – Leo, Bea, Jack and Melody – have all been anxiously awaiting the day they would receive their trust fund (The Nest). Though their father died years ago, he set it up so that when the youngest Melody turned 40, they would all receive their shares.
But when the oldest Leo gets into trouble (think drunk driving with a young woman who isn’t his wife, a hefty payoff and a trip to rehab), their mother decides to spend the Nest on aiding Leo, which does not please the other siblings. The three other siblings plead that Leo repay them, though he claims he doesn’t have the money. Two of the four Plumbs really need the money, and the other is really only wanting Leo’s approval.
The Nest is really funny and smart and a fast read. It is a really interesting look at the dynamics of this super dysfunctional family, and the ways that the one brother’s actions really impact the other 3 siblings (in more ways than just the money).
I highly recommend The Nest. I know it sounds like it is all about the money, but it really isn’t.