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Review: The Mother-in-law

Title: The Mother-in-law

Author: Sally Hepworth

Release Date: April 23, 2019

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: Someone once told me that you have two families in your life - the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don't choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all. From the moment Lucy met Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana is exquisitely polite, but Lucy knows, even after marrying Oliver, that they'll never have the closeness she'd been hoping for. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice, the matriarch of a loving family. Lucy had wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law. That was ten years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, leaving a suicide note. But the autopsy reveals evidence of suffocation. And everyone in the family is hiding something... From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new page-turner about that trickiest of relationships

My Review: The Mother-in-Law was a great read for me. Well written and plotted, the book flowed nicely and was a pleasure to read. Told in alternating views and timelines, the book does a great job of starting with a bang and then filling the gaps in with just enough information to keep you reading. Hepworth did a great job of creating a cast of characters that readers will relate too and empathize with. Although I didn’t like them all I found that I could relate to them. Overall it was a good read for me and I would recommend it.

*I received this book from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review*

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