Thursday 25 March 2021

The Mother-In-Law

I read a review of The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth on a blog and decided to reserve it at my local library. I'm pleased I did as it's a book I really enjoyed.

"When they first met, Lucy's mother-in-law, Diana, never really approved of her.

That was five years ago.

Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body claiming 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.

Why would Diana lie? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour? And why do the police get the sense that everyone in this perfect family knows a little more than they are letting on?"

I enjoyed how the book was written, mixing what's happening in the present and going back in time to unravel the mystery, it keeps the suspense going right to the very end. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed getting to know them.

I haven't read anything by this author before but I shall look out for more of her books. I'd definitely recommend this one.


  1. I will pop this on my reading list, we do like the same styles of stories.

  2. Sounds like a good mystery book. It certainly has a catchy title.

  3. Thanks for the review, I'm always on the look out for new books. I'll check out my library app to see when it may be available.

  4. That does sound like an interesting read.

  5. Ooooo, going to order this, thanks.

  6. That sounds an interesting book Jo, I'm going to see if it's available in borrow box. 🙂

  7. Thanks for the recommendation Jo, I've downloaded it from audible to listen to after ive finished my current listen.

  8. I like a good mystery and this sounds like something I would enjoy - I might be tempted to look for it :)

  9. I read this book a couple of months ago with my book club and I have to say the ending (don't want to spoil anything) did surprise me.

    1. I couldn't remember whose blog I'd read about the book on but I think it was yours.

  10. That sounds intriguing, I shall look out for it

  11. Thank you for the recommendation.

    All the best Jan