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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Jan 21, 2020 10:54PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenny (diggensjenny) Hello fellow Crime, Mystery & Thriller readers! This discussion is about The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth, your discussion leader is Icewineanne.
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A twisty, compelling novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in murder...

From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.

That was five years ago.

Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that 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.
Who could possibly want Diana dead?
Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her adult children and their spouses?

With Lucy's secrets getting deeper and her relationship with her mother-in-law growing more complex as the pages turn, this new novel from Sally Hepworth is sure to add to her growing legion of fans.

message 2: by Icewineanne, Moderator (last edited Feb 05, 2020 01:09AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Icewineanne | 645 comments Mod
Doesn’t the idea of an evil mother-in-law just make you want to dive into this book?! So who’s reading this with me?
Any thoughts so far?
Anything you’re particularly liking or disliking?

Abhinaya (abhi_danviji) | 3 comments I just finished the book. It really kept me at the end of my seat towards the end. I really loved the way they started and finished this book.

I didn’t open posts about this book scared about spoilers. I don’t want to give out any!!

message 4: by Icewineanne, Moderator (new) - rated it 5 stars

Icewineanne | 645 comments Mod
I was expecting a story about an evil M-i-L, but Diana was so endearing........ahhh the problems with lack of communication

Hayley lee (hayley37) | 1 comments I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found Diana rather endearing and got quite emotional about Tom. I was surprised at the ending though.

Jenny (diggensjenny) I agree with Hayley Lee. I was surprised by the ending of this book. At first, I thought Diana was cold. However, I did change my opinion about Diana at the end of the book. I see Nettie has a woman who is lonely and needs someone to love her. For Nettie, this is having children.

What are other peoples thoughts about Nettie?

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