This book isn’t non-stop action, but it’s definitely another read that pulled at me from beginning to end. I used similar words to describe a book in a review last week. It fit this book as well, so I decided to use them again 🙂

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her attempts to win her over. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body. Before we continue, I must remind you to remember that things are not always what they seem.

Wouldn’t you like to know what happened to Diana? I did! I didn’t care for her character at all, but I really, really needed to know how she died. Was it suicide or something far more sinister? I enjoyed this story as each character is well drawn and likable, or unlikeable as the case was with Diana. I was both surprised and unsurprised by the conclusion of this story. I certainly hadn’t figured out what was going on but could, in some way, understand the circumstances and pain.

If you enjoy stories of family drama and intrigue, then this book is for you!

My thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book.


Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Mother-in-Law

Author: Sally Hepworth

Release Date: April 23, 2019

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