Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £19.99

Buy Now for £19.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Beginnings, middles and ends; Peggy, Serena, Natasha and Bel. This is the room that binds them, this is how consequences work...

In deepest Cornwall, the mansion Kittiwake has seen many pass through its doors since it was bought by American heiress Peggy Carmichael seventy years ago.

Over the decades, the keys have been handed down through the family, and now it belongs to Bel's adoptive brother, Lance. It's where he'll be celebrating his fiftieth birthday, and Bel is invited.

But Bel barely feels like she's holding it together as it is, and in going back to Kittiwake, she will be returning to the place where it all began - where, following the death of a child, a sequence of events was set in motion, the consequences of which are still rippling down through the generations...

From Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Eclair comes an utterly compelling novel of family secrets that will stay with you long after it's finished.

©2019 Jenny Eclair (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling." (Marian Keyes)

"Kept me glued to the page." (Alex Marwood)

"Achingly poignant... An absolutely brilliant read." (Sunday Mirror)

What listeners say about Inheritance

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    225
  • 4 Stars
    64
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    8
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    224
  • 4 Stars
    46
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    5
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    195
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    10

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish and Jenny reads it so wonderfully I do enjoy it when the writer reads their own book
Wonderful story that has you emotionally invested.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Sixties reflections

The time changes took some getting used too. (1963 /up o date) enjoyed the theme and strong language

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

a real page turner

really enjoyable book. such a page Turner from start to finish. can highly recommend if you just want to get lost for a few hours.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

Gripping storyline with superb characterisations.
It’s my first book by the author and I love her writing style. Very enjoyable.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

spellbound from start to end

I couldn't stop listening and been drawn in to the lives of the characters. Well written and well narrated by Jenny. It was one of those stories that you hate to end.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • jv
  • 16-08-19

Wonderful book

it felt like I was sat on the settee with Jenny's arm round me , listening to the story. A story of love and sadness, of hope and despair. I loved all the characters. it was like a trip down memory lane, memories I didnt know I had, from the 70s and 80s. however, the epilogue confuses me. am I missing something?

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous read

Such a brilliant story. Comedy and drama in equal measure. Jenny is such a great storyteller. Highly recommend this.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great characters

Loved it. Interesting story with great characters that I cared about. Wonderful setting in Cornwall

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Audible review as can’t imagine reading it -so addictive

Really enjoy listening to books narrated by Jenny and can’t wait to start another this was my 2nd did not disappoint -loved it and you know a good book when you don’t want it to end 😊The characters are so relatable and you can imagine them in reality-a true gift . Thanks Jenny right up my street x

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

a wonderful story

I loved this book from start to finish. the plot is moving, intriguing, and very funny. I loved the characters and it was a nostalgic look back for me as I grew up in the 60's 70's. it's a richly woven story beautifully narrated by Jenny herself. I was completely thrown by the ending. Did not see it coming at all. I highly recommend this wonderful book.

1 person found this helpful