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The Mother-in-Law
The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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LiteraryinLititz
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I‘m sitting down to start this book (definitely because it was recommended by various Littens!), and this is right at the start in the Acknowledgements.

I can already tell I‘m going to like this author. 😋

BennettBookworm Hilarious! 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh that‘s awesome. I may have to read this now. 🤔 1w
Librariana Ha! So clever! I dig it 😁😊 1w
JamieArc I really liked this one. It wasn‘t the normal domestic thriller I was expecting. 1w
MrBook 😂🤣 1w
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Sharpeipup
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People watching while listening to this gripping #audiobook & enjoying cooler weather. #booknlunch

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UnabridgedPod
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Sally Hepworth's The Mother-in-Law was marketed, as far as I could tell, as a thriller, and while there's a mysterious death at its center, its nuance made it, for me, something in a category of its own. The novel alternates between past and present, perspective and perspective. Told alternately from the points of view of Lucy and her mother-in-law Diana, (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod the book begins with Diana's death under suspicous circumstances and then unravels the threads of the tense relationship between the two women. Hepworth does a beautiful job revealing the way that small misunderstandings or missed moments of communication build a wall between the two: both women are quite empathetic, and the characterization is empathetic and believable. I read this one for an IRL book club, and I can't wait to discuss it! 2w
LiteraryinLititz This review is really helpful! It was low down on my TBR but it‘s great to know that it‘s got more depth than your run of the mill thriller. 2w
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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. 1mo
rather_be_reading Just checking in on your #halloweencardswap packages. You have not posted that you have sent anything out yet. Thanks. 1mo
jillannjohn @rather_be_reading I‘m so sorry! My packages have been mailed. I‘ll post something. 1mo
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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 👌🏻🖤🐱 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🧡 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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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 . 3mo
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 😀 3mo
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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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Current listen 🎧

JamieArc I thought the way this story unfolded was so interesting! 4mo
Taramarie I have this book on hold at the library 4mo
Cpg Just finished it!!! Enjoyed it very much!!! 2 day read!!! Definite page turner! 3mo
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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! 4mo
Mdargusch And my flowers. 😁 4mo
Gissy I enjoyed this novel! 4mo
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Cinfhen This was ok for me, I can‘t remember the ending 🙄 3mo
Reviewsbylola The daughter killed the mother in an angry rage because she was so desperate to become pregnant. 🤦🏼‍♀️ @Cinfhen 3mo
Cinfhen Oh right!! Still just meh 😂😂 3mo
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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. 4mo
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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. 4mo
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!! 4mo
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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 💙💘🤗😘 4mo
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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. 5mo
BritanyA @Scorpioseah ooh keep me posted when you finish 👍 5mo
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. 5mo
BritanyA @Scorpioseah nice!! Thanks for coming back to let me know. Did you guess the ending? 5mo
Scorpioseah @BritanyA yes I did (,”) 5mo
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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 ? 5mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah I loved it!! I use goodreads and the app in this picture is bookly! 5mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads thanks for sharing 🥰 5mo
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Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah anytime! Do you have a goodreads account or Instagram? 😌 5mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads yes I do have goodreads account by the name of scorpioseah. 5mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads u manage to find my goodreads account ? 5mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads thanks have added you as friend. 5mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah awesome!! I like your taste in books 5mo
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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! 5mo
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! 5mo
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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. 3mo
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! 3mo
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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. 6mo
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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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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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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one before work!

EH2018 This one sounds really good! 7mo
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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! 7mo
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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/