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The Mother-in-Law

Narrated by: Casey Withoos
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Someone once told me that you have two families in your life - the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don't choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all.

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 10 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....

From the best-selling author of The Family Next Door comes a new pause-resister about that trickiest of relationships.

©2019 Sally Hepworth (P)2019 Pan Macmillan AU

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-19

Great listen.

Excellent. I liked her and disliked her. She gave me good ideas about inheritances and why we should give the subject a lot of thought before doing what is expected. Niknot.

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  • Susan Johnson
  • 05-09-19

Kept me hooked

Loved it. It isn't as much of a psychological thriller as I thought it would be. But I loved where it went. Quite emotional at times and I loved the slow-growing relationship between the main character and the mother-in-law. The 'who done it' was obvious to me from the start but it usually is. So that's nothing against the author. Besides, I don't think the mystery was the highlight of the book. It was the relationships and I really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-19

Had me on my toes

This book kept me on my toes and I couldn’t stop listening! I thought I’d guessed what had happened to her about 10 times and I changed my mind but I didn’t guess it at all! Was a great plot twist and this is the second book I’ve loved from Sally and am on to the next one. I highly recommend!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-24-19

tough love

intriguing characters, tough relatable personalities which make you rethink your values and the roles people play in your life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-19

Brilliant

I really enjoyed the storyline it moved a great pace! It kept me totally hooked the whole way. I would definitely recommend this book. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-19

Worth listening too

This book was thoroughly enjoyable, a bit slow to in the beginning but then quite captivating. The reader was great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-19

thank God my mother-in-law is nothing like her!

The narrator did a fabulous job bringing this book to life, in particular the mother-in-law. She certainly was a piece of work, but over the course of the book you find out her background and the side the kids and kids-in-law don't get to see. Enjoy finding a good novel based close to home.