Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Mother in Law
by Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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...


Kritters Thoughts:  Have you ever read a book and wanted to start it all over again, but read it for the first time again!  That was the case for me with this book.  The twists and turns and characters were just so good that I wanted to read it again, but have the first time experience again.

Lucy is a daughter in law, mother and wife and with the chapters from her point of view she can't understand why her mother-in-law treats her the way she does.  Diana is the mother-in-law and has had quite the list of life experiences and since she hasn't shared everything with her family the way she acts may seem strange and offputting.  I loved the dynamic of these two with the mystery of who killed Diana from the beginning, this book just worked so well.

I always judge a thriller by the ending and of course I will not spoil this one, but I will say that I loved it.  The twists and turns were perfectly timed and I didn't predict the ending until it was right upon me and I love that feeling.  

I have read two out of the four current Sally Hepworth books and after finishing this one, I am going to move the other two up to the top of my TBR pile.


Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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