The Mother-in-Law The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

A Novel

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Publisher Description

"Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick"
Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List"
O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far"
Bustle "Best Book of April"
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A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death...


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?

Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth.

Praise for Sally Hepworth:

“With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review

"Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
April 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
358
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

dumbed out ,

Easy read

Story of family love, trials and tribulations. Not a complete surprise but kept me interested from beginning to end.

Alessio Mannino ,

Great!

Great!!

jmcd reader ,

The Mother -in-Law

This was an excellent read. There weren't too many characters to keep track of, and each character was well developed, even if it was through someone else's eyes. The story evolved with a good pace and when I had to put it down, I thought about the characters and their personalities. It came to a sad but logical end, and I would recommend this to my reading friends.

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