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You'll Like My Mother

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
After her husband dies in Vietnam, a very pregnant Francesca Kinsolving seeks support from her mother-in-law in Ohio. For Francesca it is an introduction to terror...
Mass Market Paperback, 159 pages
Published 1969 by Fawcett Crest
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Jun 12, 2013 Melki rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Forget zombies, vampires and werewolves. Meet the most terrifying creature ever to walk the earth...
a mother-in-law!

After a troubled past, Francesca falls hard for Matthew. Following a whirlwind courtship and quickie wedding, he's off to Vietnam but is killed on his way there. Months later, a VERY pregnant Francesca decides it's time to meet Matthew's mother, a woman he promised she would like.

He was wrong.

Imagine being met at the door by a woman exclaiming, "You came at an unfortunate time. It
Jul 06, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
Although somewhat dated, this taut little thriller kept me turning the pages. The writing is tight, which keeps the suspense mounting, and the characters are fleshed out decently enough for the reader to care about whether or not the heroine survives til the end. I reader somewhere that this was a made for television film starring Patty Duke, but isn't easy to find. The plot seems like good fodder for a TV film during that decade.
Jul 10, 2008 Jaime rated it really liked it
I read this around age 11 and found it wonderfully scary. As I recall, it's about a young pregnant girl who journeys to meet her mother-in-law after the baby's father is lost in the Viet Nam war. I was enthralled early on by such things as the narrator's description of a bakery display case at a dusty roadside cafe--I can still see the donuts sweating beads of liquified sugar in the heat and the plump flies crawling over grease-spotted waxed paper or bumping clumsily against the inside of the gl ...more
Oct 26, 2011 Gaile rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
A movie starring Patty Duke and Richard Thomas was made based on this book.
Dec 04, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
I saw the old movie starring Patty Duke and Richard Thomas and was thrilled to discover the book it was based upon. A riveting thriller that I highly recommend.
Carol Storm
Sep 20, 2012 Carol Storm rated it it was ok
"Die! Die! My darling!"

Need I say more?
Stacy Mar
Jan 19, 2015 Stacy Mar rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent novel of horror written in the gothic romance tradition.

Read in one sitting.

Read my full review on my blog
Nov 03, 2015 Dorothy rated it liked it
First time a have read a Naomi A Hintze book.
Great book for a quick read on a rainy weekend.
Margaret Unger
Oct 06, 2013 Margaret Unger rated it really liked it
Better than I expected judging from the cheesy cover.
Mar 21, 2010 Gina rated it it was ok
Shelves: pre-2009
Just a silly little gothic suspense novel. Fun if you don't want your brain to have to do any heavy lifting.
Ralph Carlson
Jan 28, 2017 Ralph Carlson rated it it was amazing
I came across this book in a used book store, liked the title and cover and bought it. Found it much better than expected. Really glad I discovered it. I wonder if the writer wrote any other books?
Feb 15, 2014 Kalyn rated it liked it
Suspenseful! It was an easy read that was full of action the whole way through.
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