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Today, I'm discussing one of St. Martin's Press latest releases.
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
From the moment Lucy met Diana, she was kept at arm's length.
Diana is exquisitely polite, but Lucy knows, even after marrying Oliver, that they'll never have the closeness she'd been hoping for.
But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice, the matriarch of a loving family. Lucy had wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.
That was ten years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, leaving a suicide note. But the autopsy reveals evidence of suffocation, and everyone in the family is hiding something...
The Mother-in-Law is a wonderful contemporary novel. It's character driven, intriguing, and even has a SPLASH of mystery (HAHA... who let me write reviews?).
Hepworth's latest book follows the story of Diana, a strong-willed woman who believes in hard work and refuses to provide her children with hand-outs. Then one day, Diana turns up dead, and every one in her family seems to have a reason for wanting her gone. There may be a suicide note hidden in the drawer near her body, but it seems that Diana fought for her life until the very end. It won't be until readers analyze the psyche of these characters that they'll be able to uncover what really happened on the day of Diana's death...
The Mother-in-Law is a captivating testament of what people are truly capable of when they're pushed to their limits--it's a story of the lengths people go to to get what they want.
Hepworth's writing is absorbing, and when paired with this carefully developed plot, the two make an enthralling and complex tale.
The Mother-in-Law is a wonderful pick for readers who enjoy contemporary fiction, character-based novels, and stories that explore human nature.
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