The Mother-In-Law

By Sally Hepworth

The Mother-in-Law: A Novel by [Hepworth, Sally]

4 out of 5 stars

The police come to the door of Lucy and Ollie’s house one evening to inform them that Ollie’s mom has been found dead, apparently of a suicide. Our story then takes us between the past and the present as we find out that it was not as apparent as it seemed. The book goes back and forth between Lucy and Diana, the mother-in-law. It takes us back to the beginning of their relationship until the present. It is told in both of their voices, which really enhanced the story. Diana was a hard one to warm up to. I can say that for the most part, I was glad she wasn’t my mother-in-law, but I loved the way their relationship evolved. I also loved how Ms. Hepworth was able to take a very rigid character and make me eventually grow to understand and like her.

It took me a while to really get into the book but once I did, I could not put it down.Another shining outing from Ms. Hepworth.

Thanks to St. Martins Press for a copy of this book.

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