The Oxford Inheritance: A Novel by A.A. McDonald (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)


Title: The Oxford Inheritance

Author: A.A. McDonald 

Published Date: February 23rd 2016

Genre: Gothic Thriller


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At prestigious Oxford University, an American student searches for the truth about her mother’s death in this eerie, suspenseful thriller that blends money, murder, and black magic.

You can’t keep it from her forever. She needs to know the truth.

Cassandra Blackwell arrives in Oxford with one mission: to uncover the truth about her mother’s dark past. Raised in America, with no idea that her mother had ever studied at the famed college, a mysterious package now sends her across the ocean, determined to unravel the secrets that her mother took to her grave. Plunged into the glamorous, secretive life of Raleigh College, Cassie finds a world like no other: a world of ancient tradition, privilege—and murder.

Beneath the hallowed halls of this storied university there is a mysterious force at work . . . A dark society that is shaping our world, and will stop at nothing to keep its grip on power. Cassie might be the only one who can stop them—but at what cost?


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s  Review***
This is the first book from new to me author A.A. McDonald and I don’t think it will be the last. Her writing style is intriguing even though the story took a little while to grab me because the setting was fantastic.

A gothic indulgence set with a university backdrop and secret societies there is enough actual history in here to have kept me intrigued even though the pay-off was a little predictable (but then I do read and watch a LOT of things similar to this and there really are only so many ways to twist things).

Overall this was a good read which definitely improved as the story moved along. If you like a little gothic horror to curl up with then this one is for you!

A Solid 4 Stars from me



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