The Mother-In-Law

A Novel by Sally Hepworth

Description: From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana…except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone?

This book was beautifully written! The plot lines and storylines flowed so nicely, it was such an easy and fast read! I devoured it in only a day.. The story jumps from the present to the past and dives into the back stories with such detail that you feel like you really know the whole story and the motives behind everyones actions. There’s been a murder and they don’t know who’s done it, but there’s a twist.. was it meant to be a suicide? you go alongside the story completely clueless while you get bits and pieces of the mystery to string together. you suspect a few people along the way but honestly I didn’t figure out who it was or why it was done until the very end! There are so many complicated relationships in this book and a ton of misunderstandings and lies. It was a twisted and intense story. I really loved this book! It wasn’t just a standard who dunnit mystery, it just had so much more love, life, realness, feelings and depth to it. I highly recommend this book!

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