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…
The Mother-In-Law is one of those books that you think will be predictable…but it absolutely isn’t. Told from the point of view of both Lucy (daughter-in-law) and Diana (mother-in-law) – you get both sides of the story from start to finish. And you won’t want to put the book down, trust me. Getting to the bottom of exactly what has happened and why is a twisted road full of revelations, family secrets and despair. For a subject that has been repeatedly covered (Mother’s in law) – this is a refreshing and original take on a family dynamic.
This book is available to pre-order on Kindle for the bargain price of £2.99 (released mid April) and will be out in Paperback in June 2019.
I’ve also read Sally Hepworth’s book ‘The Family Next Door’ – check out my review here.