The Mother-in-Law: A Novel

October 14, 2019 - Comment

• “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” • Refinery29 “Best Book of April” • Cosmopolitan “Best Book of April” • Woman’s Day’s “27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading

• “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”
• Refinery29 “Best Book of April”
• Cosmopolitan “Best Book of April”
• Woman’s Day’s “27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP”
• BookBub’s “Biggest Books of April”
• PopSugar’s “30 Must-Read Books of 2019”

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

Comments

Anonymous says:

Not all mother-daughter relationships have a happily ever after… When Lucy met her mother-in-law, Diana, she had high hopes that they’d have a tight-knit, loving relationship. After losing her own mother to cancer at thirteen, Lucy was desperate for a motherly figure in her life. While Lucy instantly connected with Ollie’s dad, Tom, it definitely wasn’t the same with Diana. They didn’t have the mother-daughter relationship she’d hoped for, and over the next decade, their relationship remained tumultuous.So when the police knock on Ollie and…

Anonymous says:

Something is wrong with Kindle version of this book It keeps going to the end of the book when I turn a page! Very frustrating. The book is well-written but for $14.99 it is a gyp since Amazon messed up the Kindle edition!!

Anonymous says:

Evcellent Read This was the first book I had read by this author, came across this by chance. So impressed! Verywell written, couldn’t put it down once I started reading. All the characters connected with a who done it feel!Highly recommended! Just onto my second book written by the above, have become a fan.

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