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The Mother-in-Law
The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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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, 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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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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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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Starting this one before work!

EH2018 This one sounds really good! 2w
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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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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! 4w
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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 1mo
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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. 😕 1mo
JenReadsAlot @MicheleinPhilly what's humidity? 🤣 someday I'll feel it again.... 1mo
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Madison91
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Amazing! I read “the family next door” by sally Hepworth and really liked it, so when I seen this I recognized the author. Did not disappoint. Easy reading, you cannot put it down. Now I‘m excited to see there‘s others of hers I haven‘t read!

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KatieDid927
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This was a slow burn, which is weird because we jump time periods, but it‘s masterful. The characters are nuanced and fascinating and while some twists I saw coming it didn‘t diminish my enjoyment because of the pace of the narrative. I didn‘t realize how much it hit me until it was done. Bravo. #ARC

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4 STARS - A good character-driven, thought-provoking read (with a mystery t‘boot!) that will give book clubs lots of great fodder - especially if they include different generations! Thanks to @StMartinsPress for my advanced copy.

My review: http://bit.ly/2K2XQjh

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KatieDid927
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kstadt929 Yay! Thanks for the update! 🤩 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 2mo
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dhaliah
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* I was given an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I really enjoyed this book! I really enjoyed how it was written using the different character point-of-views and also how it went back and forth between the past and present.
It kept me guessing all the way to the end and the ending especially really surprised me. I definitely reccomend this book - you need to read this!

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This was an incredible read and I was absolutely riveted. I have nothing but effusive praise for Sally Hepworth's novel. Her characterization was rich and layered as were the family dynamics and on top of it all was a great mystery.

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From Shape Magazine. The book Im reading rn!!

CouronneDhiver Stacked - I loved 2mo
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Book 47 of 2019
#netgalley #ebook #arc

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I‘ve read two of Hepworth‘s other books and really liked them. This was no exception! #howjessreadsin2019

hermyknee I like Liane Moriarty! Is this one funny, too? 3mo
howjessreads @hermyknee Yes! Well I mean, as funny as a book with a murder can be. 🤔 3mo
KatieDid927 Ooo I have an ARC. I have others that are being published first which is why I haven‘t gotten to it yet, but this post makes me more excited for it! 3mo
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MelissaSue81 Oooh. I saw this on NetGalley and almost downloaded it.. but I have SO. Many. Books. 3mo
Jerdencon This one was really good! 3mo
greenhairdontcare Ooo I‘m interested! 3mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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The varying timelines are annoying. Just tell the damn story and please stop using the deliberate Americanisms - it‘s distracting, unnecessary and insulting to our American cousins. This will be the last of her books I read. Hated the last one, barely interested in this.

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“Mothers-in-law must wear beige and shutup” Loving Helen already. I‘m sad she died to make this book possible. Also not a bad view when I look up from the iPad

DivineDiana A lovely view! 3mo
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Pelican71
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In my opinion, Sally Hepworth does not disappoint. This engaging story is told with two POVs alternating between past and present. Lucy and Diana have a complicated relationship but would it lead to murder? Pub date is 4/23

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Well this was a surprise! By the 50% mark I was ready to call this one trite drivel BUT it was an ARC and I felt obligated to read on. And while it‘s not contemporary literature it was a semi serious family drama tackling LOTS (& I emphasize LOTS) of heavy topics in the lighter form of fiction. Fans of Liane Moriarty will probably LOVE this domestic thriller. #NetGalley available January 2019 🌟🌟🌟stars

Jerdencon I really liked this one! 5mo
SilversReviews Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 5mo
Cinfhen Have you read this one yet @SilversReviews ??? It was much better than I originally anticipated @Jerdencon 5mo
Dragon You have caught my interest, stacking! 😀💙🐉 5mo
TrishB I‘ll probably wait for a kindle offer! 5mo
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Cinfhen
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TRUTH!!!! Right out the box!!!! 😂😂😂😂For all those spending the holidays with questionable relatives, take comfort!!! We‘ve all been there❤️

TrishB Love it 💕 I‘m not saying in public....just in case! 5mo
Cinfhen 🤐🤐🤐 @TrishB 5mo
LauraBeth 😂😂 5mo
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Kaye Our holidays used to be pretty difficult . The Mother in Law From the Black Lagoon 👿👹👺👻👽 5mo
Cinfhen Ha @kaye I actually miss my MIL 😢but I was very lucky 5mo
Cinfhen Just thinking of you @LauraBeth Hope you have a wonderful holiday xx 5mo
LauraBeth 😘😘I woke up at 4 with every intention to wrap gifts, but I started reading instead...😂 5mo
AmyG Hahahahahahaha! 5mo
AlaMich @kaye oooohhhh yeah, I‘ve got one of those! 😡 5mo
Kaye @Cinfhen I‘m glad you liked your mother in law. I always envied people that had those that welcomed them into the family and treated them like one of their kids. I miss mine like I miss having Poison Ivy on 90 % of my body, with a case of the stomach flu at the same time. Evil 😈. . @AlaMich I feel your pain. 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣I'm on the floor now lolol 5mo
Cinfhen Definitely have my sympathies @AlaMich and I‘m glad you survived @kaye people like that are exhausting 😢😫🥺 5mo
Cinfhen Its just funny because its sooooooooooo true @AmyG @Jee_HookedOnBookz 🙄 5mo
AmyG Oh, I have thought this many times (my FIL). My MIL was a lovely woman. 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Cinfhen yes I can't agree more! I better not say much, just in case... 😅😁But I totally get what it meant... 5mo
Kaye @AmyG My FIL was Whipped. Or Henpecked by a Turkey Vulture . (edited) 5mo
AmyG @Kaye after your comment about your MIL, I would expect nothing less. 5mo
Cinfhen And one of the issues I had/have with my FIL @kaye was my belief that he “bullied” my MIL 🤬he had a very strong opinion on the way things should be done and I often felt he belittled her 😪😪 @AmyG she was too much of a lady to ever complain but it always bothered me. 5mo
AmyG @Cinfhen Same for me. My FIL was the great patriarch of the family. He had a vision of how everyone should be. He, too, belittled my MIL. I stuck up for her...reason 76 why he didn‘t like me. 5mo
GripLitGrl 😂😂😂 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I actually get along with my in-laws better than my parents, who don‘t happen to be speaking to me at the moment (although, tbh, the feeling is mutual). 5mo
Cinfhen Families are complicated ☹️I‘m glad your in laws offer you the love & support everybody deserves! Hope all else is well ❤️ 5mo
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TrishB You‘re on a roll! 5mo
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SilversReviews
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I have read and enjoyed all of her books.

I am looking forward to reading her newest.

Have you read any or all of her books?

gradcat I have not read any of her books, unfortunately. Have you reviewed them on your blog? 5mo
DebReads4fun Love her books! 5mo
SilversReviews @gradcat Yes...all of them are reviewed on my blog except the new one. Thanks for commenting and for visiting my blog. So lovely to know folks from Litsy visit. You made my day. 😊 (edited) 5mo
SilversReviews @DebReads4fun They are good. Thanks for commenting. 5mo
gradcat Awww 🥰, you are SO very welcome! Thank you for your answers!! 😘 5mo
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Jerdencon
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Don't have any library books at home 😮for some reason so attempting to catch up on my ARCs for net galley and Sapere books. Have to decide what to read first. The Mother in Law has gotten great reviews but the other book is a reprint of a book originally published in 1967 so I'm kind of intrigued! Decisions, decisions! #readerproblems

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3/3

Bklover I love the “2019 is for bitches”!!!👏👍 6mo
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Rissa1
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Wow!
These characters were wonderfully real. I loved both the Mother-in-law and Daughter-In-Law, both characters were incredibly believable and likeable. As far as the "who done it" I didn't figure it out until I was reading the details. I definitely recommend that you buy this when you can. #stmartinspress #ARC #giveawaywinner @StMartinsPress

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Rissa1
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Loving this book and the snuggles. #stmartinspress #eyrethecalico @StMartinsPress

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Rissa1
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I am so happy that Eyre had finally decided I am safe to snuggle. We have had her since April and this week has been the first week she seeks me out. I need a shower now that my kids are asleep, but I don't want to move her. #catsoflitsy #eyrethecalico

ErinSueGreads You don‘t need the shower 6mo
Rissa1 😻 6mo
Bklover You can shower tomorrow. Love your kitty!❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Rissa1 I stayed put until she moved to play with our other cat. 6mo
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When you read this dedication and Acknowledgment, how could you not want to read the book?
#stmartinspress #laughing #feelsthesameaboutmyinlaws

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Rissa1
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Time to start this. @StMartinsPress Thanks for this ARC. #stmartinspress

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Jenni_Capps
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My reading has been cut down a good bit lately but I love when I get a moment of down time to grab a book.
If you‘re on the market for a good book, check out this one! The Mother-in-Law comes out April 2019, a book about a woman‘s complicated relationship with (you guessed it) her mother-in-law that ends in death and keeps you turning the pages for clues of what really happened.

Redwritinghood Lovely picture. 6mo
Peddler410 When I was home on maternity leave, and it was just me & baby, I read aloud whatever book I was reading at the time. Baby doesn‘t care, just needs to hear your voice 🙂 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!! 6mo
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