25/05/2000

The Sins of the Fathers (by Susan Howatch)


Novel by Susan Howatch, sequel to 'The Rich are Different'.

This book is set ten years later than the previous one. Again it's written from varying perspectives, which works well to develop the various plot-lines.

The book mainly revolves around Cornelius, now head of van Zyle banking, and involves his various relationships.

Fast moving and gripping despite being set in the potentially dull (to me, anyway) world of high finance. A bleak ending, although probably the right one, with at least some hope of a happy future for Cornelius' daughter Vicky.

Best read after 'The Rich are Different'.

(You can also read my longer review of 'Sins of the Fathers' written after re-reading nearly nine years later)

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