Gold Digger

Gold Digger

Book - 2012
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The warmth of him, the glorious warmth, was fading by the minute.

In a huge old school house by the sea, full of precious paintings, Thomas Porteous is dying. His much younger wife Di holds him and mourns. She knows that soon, despite her being his sole inheritor, Thomas's relatives will descend on the collection that was the passion of both of their lives.

And descend they do. The two needy daughters, who were poisoned against their father by their defecting mother, are now poison themselves. The family regard Thomas's wealth as theirs by right, with the exception of young Patrick, who adored his grandfather and is torn between his parents and Di, the interloper.

The family know Di's weaknesses, and she has to learn theirs. After all, she met Thomas when she came to his house to rob him. With the help of an unlikely collection of loners and eccentrics, she sets a trap to hoist the family members on their own greed. And on the night they are lured to the house, Di will be ready.

Or will she?
Publisher: London : Sphere, c2012
ISBN: 9780751549669
Branch Call Number: M FYF
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,24 cm

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Cdnbookworm Jul 12, 2013

This book totally grabbed me. I couldn't put it down, but I was scared of what came next. A great psychological thriller.The main character Di, had a rough childhood and ten years ago was the small one who was sent in to houses to burgle and gather valuables. When she went into Thomas Porteous' house, she could sense that she wasn't alone. She was arrested that night, but something else happened too, something pretty bad. When Di is released from jail, she makes her way back to Thomas, finding that they have much more in common than one would think. Like Thomas, Di has an unerring eye for art and she helps Thomas with his art collection and then with making a happy life.
When he dies, his children are ready to move in and get whatever they can, but Thomas had a plan and now Di has a plan, and she is waiting for them. With lots of twists and turns, emotional outbursts and wise analysis, the players take their roles. Great read.

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