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The Mother-in-Law
The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law. That was five years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer. The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her adult children and their spouses? With Lucy's secrets getting deeper and her relationship with her mother-in-law growing more complex as the pages turn, this new novel from Sally Hepworth is sure to add to her growing legion of fans. 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
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jillannjohn
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This wasn‘t what I expected. There is a mystery & a twist but what really kept me reading were the relationships between the characters. As a daughter, former daughter-in-law and mom to a daughter (now almost 21), I thought the different perspectives really helped to understand Amy and her mother-in-law, Diane. It‘s also a reminder to be careful what you say & how you say things to people. Mother/daughter relationships are so complicated! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jillannjohn Also, I thought the issues around money between the adult children & their parents were really interesting. 4d
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TorieStorieS
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The #Coffin count is surprisingly high in this domestic thriller! I ended up staying up WAY past my bedtime and finished this in practically one sitting! It has its predictable moments but it sure hooks you in with fast pacing and a good balance between the perspectives offered. #Scarathlon #TeamStoker 2 pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #BlackCat #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🐱 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🧡 2w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
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marleed
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Well, it may say something about my own experience that when I saw this title, I timed it for an October library loan ;(

it‘s a twisty, family sometimes drama, sometimes mystery that was a Very good read.

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Bookwormjillk
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I liked the twists and turns in this novel, and the alternating viewpoints really added to the story.

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jenniferajanes
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This book was quite different from what I expected. There is a mystery, but I wouldn‘t really qualify it as a thriller. It was more of a slow burn for me. Even the twist/reveal near the end was not a huge surprise. That said, it was an interesting look at family dynamics and the relationship between Lucy and Diana.

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Eva2
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This book was GREAT! If you love a mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end, then READ THIS! A well written page turner. I will be reading more by this author. For the record, I love my mother-in-law. I‘m one of those lucky people who has a wonderful mother-in-law. 😊

ljuliel I was a bit mixed up when I saw the 👎🏼 but you said it was a great book . Maybe clicked the wrong rating ? I did that once . 2mo
Eva2 Thank you @ljuliel! I don‘t know how I managed to do that! It is definitely a PICK! Thanks for pointing that out. I‘ve changed it now 😀 2mo
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Eva2
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I visited the local library just to pick up one book I had reserved....and true to form.... I borrowed three more! This being one of them. 50 pages in and it is really good so far.

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TheCuriousHousecat
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I really liked this book to my surprise. The last Hepworth I read had too many characters and was too over the top for me. But this one had complexities making the characters whole. ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌜 from me

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candc320
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I really enjoyed this one, probably more than I was expecting! The mystery of what happened to the mother-in-law kept me guessing and I loved how seeing everything unfold from both the MIL and main character allowed you to really see how differently two people can view the same situations. You never really know what someone else has gone through or what they think until you communicate! Solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Cpg
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Really enjoyed this book and was such a page turner- I finished in 2 days!!! No slow parts to get through! Love the subject matter and the suspense of finding out what happened. I don‘t think this book could disappoint!

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AJBowers
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JamieArc I thought the way this story unfolded was so interesting! 3mo
Taramarie I have this book on hold at the library 2mo
Cpg Just finished it!!! Enjoyed it very much!!! 2 day read!!! Definite page turner! 2mo
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MelissaSue81
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This wasn‘t what I expected, but that ended up being a good thing. I was expecting a twisty psychological thriller. But it was more a straight mystery, mixed with a family drama. Almost reminded me of a Liane Moriarty book, where it‘s a mystery but it‘s more character driven.

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InnerSavvy
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An enjoyable family drama suspense. The characters were well written and the ending came to a satisfying conclusion. definitely recommend and will read more of Hepworth.

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Reviewsbylola
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This is the pick for our IRL book club. It‘s a thriller with a bit of sophistication. We know at the outset that Lucy‘s MIL was a cold, closed-off woman and that she is now dead. But was it suicide or murder? The novel slowly peels back the layers so that bit by bit, the reader begins to understand the familial relationships and circumstances. The ending was not what I expected!

Mdargusch Wonder why your sister only gave it 3 stars. 🧐. I love your review! 3mo
Mdargusch And my flowers. 😁 3mo
Gissy I enjoyed this novel! 3mo
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Cinfhen This was ok for me, I can‘t remember the ending 🙄 2mo
Reviewsbylola The daughter killed the mother in an angry rage because she was so desperate to become pregnant. 🤦🏼‍♀️ @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen Oh right!! Still just meh 😂😂 2mo
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Laru79
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I liked this. Lots of intrigue that kept me wondering what was going on and an interesting set of characters, especially the mother in law herself!

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MallenNC
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Updating my Modern Mrs Darcy summer reading list tally so far. This year‘s list has been great for me! I‘m either reading the tagged book next or maybe Searching for Sylvie Lee.

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JamieArc
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Among the slew of domestic thrillers I‘ve been reading, this one stands out. With complex characters, it makes you think about how perception is everything. The way this story unfolded was really interesting, and I found the ending pretty satisfying.

KatieDid927 I really dug this one too. 3mo
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Laru79
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Trying to stay cool in my usual lunchtime spot with Sally Hepworth today. Can‘t remember where I read about this, it it looks like it‘ll be a good one.

JamieArc I‘m one hour away from finishing the audio, and I really like it. It‘s different than other domestic thrillers I‘ve read. The story is unfolding in a really interesting way. 3mo
Laru79 Oh cool, thanks @JamieArc I‘m just at the point where they all look at Lucy as if she had a reason to kill the MIL!! I feel like there‘s so much more intrigue to come!! 3mo
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Lmass23
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Hope this one is better than the last book I read!!

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Gissy
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More than a thriller, it seems a family drama with a mystery. Maybe not the great story, slow in its development but it was so amazingly interesting to see the dynamic between Diana and Lucy personalities!This novel suggest you to listen and evaluate the two perspectives of a situation before you make a conclusion about someone's behavior, or about what happened.That psychological narration was fantastic. Sad ending. @Avanders gave this bottle 4⭐️

Avanders 💙💘🤗😘 3mo
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suvata
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ModernMrsDarcy.com Summer 2019 Reading List

I listened to this book on Audible. At the end, there was an interview with the author. It seems that most of her books are about “women‘s issues“. This one was a great psychological thriller and it hit all the right buttons. I‘m looking forward to reading (or listening to) her other books.

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Nicki_K
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Lucy and her mother in law Diana have never really gotten along all that well. Nothing too unusual or suspicious about that, until Diana is found dead with a suicide note. The note reveals she has cancer and doesn't want to live anymore....questions are raised about Lucy however once it is discovered that Diana didn't have cancer. An addictive read that had me spellbound until the very end. #themotherinlaw #sallyhepworth #forreadingaddicts dress

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echalpan
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I grew increasingly engrossed in this book as my understandings of the main characters evolved. Such a fun family drama and definitely a “pick!”

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Courtneyjo_reads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kristy_K
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This is more of a family drama than a mystery/thriller. The matriarch of a family seemingly commits suicide. While the police work to figure out of it was foul play or not, the narrative goes between alternating POV of mother and daughter-in-law, past and present. It was a decent family drama but I was expecting more of a mystery book.

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#netgalley #arc

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: This was pretty good. Complicated familial relationships and a suicide that could be a murder? Sign me up!!

Scorpioseah I left last 50 pages of the book. My first book from this author. 4mo
BritanyA @Scorpioseah ooh keep me posted when you finish 👍 4mo
Scorpioseah I gave a 4-star too, will be finding time for her other novels too. Just started listening to the bride test by Helen Hoang from the library. 4mo
BritanyA @Scorpioseah nice!! Thanks for coming back to let me know. Did you guess the ending? 4mo
Scorpioseah @BritanyA yes I did (,”) 4mo
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Courtneyjo_reads
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Wow, I loved so many things about this book. 5/5 ⭐️!

Scorpioseah I‘m currently reading this book. Oh by the way what app are you using to keep track of the books you have read ? 4mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah I loved it!! I use goodreads and the app in this picture is bookly! 4mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads thanks for sharing 🥰 4mo
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Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah anytime! Do you have a goodreads account or Instagram? 😌 4mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads yes I do have goodreads account by the name of scorpioseah. 4mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads u manage to find my goodreads account ? 4mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads thanks have added you as friend. 4mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah awesome!! I like your taste in books 4mo
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NikkiKey94
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This book was so good! This was another book that made me say what the heck did I just read?! The book is told in alternate points of view between mother in law and daughter in law with some other characters thrown in. At first, you want to hate Diana, the mother in law, however as the book progresses you start to understand her. This was an excellent read and I never saw the twist coming!

Victoriahoperose I agree with your review so much. I did not see the ending coming at all and felt the same way about Diana! 4mo
NikkiKey94 @Victoriahoperose I‘m so glad you agree! I had the thought that maybe I should‘ve seen the ending coming, but I couldn‘t recall any clues throughout the book that would have told me! 4mo
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everfree7
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Enjoyed this one although I hated the mother in law for most of the novel!

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everfree7
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Starting new novel! Sounds good!

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Ashley85
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I was expecting a bit more from this book. It did seem to drag on longer than it needed to but overall an okay read.

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Tera0707
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You hate her, then you love her, then you hate her again. This book was so good! I loved how things were revealed throughout the story, and then once it all came together.... I felt satisfied. I recommend ☺️

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Denisereads75
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I always get a lot of reading done while at the lake. I read this latest one, #Themotherinlaw, in two days. ⁣
I really liked this novel and it‘s complicated characters. The mother in law was equal parts infuriating and wise.
The plot was intriguing as well and kept me guessing until the end. I also loved the little nuggets of honesty about how fraught these relationships can be. I know that I will be thinking about this book for a long time. ⁣

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TamAnder
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Waiting for the rental car pickup as my car recovers from recent hail damage and thought I‘d catch up on our book club pick for June. This one isn‘t sucking me in like I‘d hoped, but with this type of read it could turn at any moment with a twist of the plot. 🤞

Nute I just heard about this book on a podcast. It was greatly hyped. I wanted to run to the bookstore so I‘m hoping that things are about to turn around soon as you read it. 2mo
TamAnder @Nute - I wish I could say it did, but it did not fall in my favorites category, although I was in the minority at our book club meeting. I can see why it made for a popular summer read and I don‘t regret spending the time on it. I‘d give it a So/So on here and a 3/5 on Goodreads. I hope you enjoy it and happy reading! 2mo
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Tera0707
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It‘s funny that I pick this as my next read, considering my mother-in-law is visiting from Hawaii. Fortunately she and I get along very well. I should be going to sleep, but I‘ve been anxious to start this one....

KathyWheeler I always felt so blessed with my mother-in-law. She loved me unconditionally, so I never understood those mil stereotypes and jokes. 5mo
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JenniferO
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Thought I had figured it out but nope. Also, interesting twist at the end. I enjoyed this read.

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BlueStockingReviews
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The Mother-in-Law is a intriguing family drama. Diana was quite the character that you‘ll love to hate. How dare she not help her kids. I found myself holding my breath just waiting for the next horrible or rude thing she would do... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-mother-in-law

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guinsgirlreads
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Interestingly written, from 2 POVs and from past and present. I could have done without some aspects, but overall it was a cool read. Everyone in this family has secrets and reasons to kill.

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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one before work!

EH2018 This one sounds really good! 5mo
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Tera0707
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I got 101% on my semester-long portfolio application assignment for my Psychology class (yay extra credit!) so I treated myself to a couple books. Though, tbh, I planned on getting them anyway. Just got them sooner than I planned.

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The Mother - In -Law @sallyhepworth @stmartinspress I enjoyed Sally‘s book The Family Next Door and was looking forward to read another book by her. I have heard great reviews on this one! 🌸 Instagram at castrojeannette

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Victoriahoperose
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I really loved this book. It was such a well rounded and entertaining read. It wasn‘t just a mystery. This book had a lot packed into it along with the twists and guessing from the start. I felt like the characters were so well developed and the story that came about was just so well put together and enjoyable. I never saw that ending coming honestly.

rather_be_reading i thought so too! 6mo
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Reecaspieces
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This one started a little slow for me. Check out my review on my blog. Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/04/25/the-mother-in-law-by-sally-hepworth/

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SilversReviews
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HAPPY PUB DAY!!

Review here: https://tinyurl.com/yyxwtcmh

THE MOTHER-IN-LAW is an all-around good domestic suspense with a few twists that pop up and that might have you looking at some of your family members in a different light.

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JenReadsAlot
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I thought this was decent, but enjoyed her other books a lot more. #arc #netgalley

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Lauren.Archer
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I could not put this book down. It was so fast paced and good. Good story I felt for both woman throughout. Fun read and highly recommend

KatieDid927 I liked it a lot too 6mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I understand I live in Wisconsin, but come on Mother Nature 🤣
Started tag book today and loving it.

MicheleinPhilly Oh my. And here I was bitching about the humidity today. 😕 6mo
JenReadsAlot @MicheleinPhilly what's humidity? 🤣 someday I'll feel it again.... 6mo
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