Sally Hepworth’s The Mother-in-Law

A quick, entertaining read with a cast of wrong-headed characters that you sometimes want to smack.  Don’t you just love characters that need smacking?   A slightly unconventional young woman marries into a very wealthy family that looks absolutely perfect from the outside.  Not so, of course.   Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law tolerate each other, but neither one “gets” the other.  Each means well and seems to try, but it is all faulty signals, miscues and intransigence on both sides, and, to ice this sad, dysfunctional cake of a family, there is personal failure, greed and murder.  So, where to?   Believe it or not, a resoundingly redemptive ending.   A rather gratifying one, actually.  Due to hit bookstores on April 23.

Full Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided to me by St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley. I would like to thank the publisher and the author for providing me this opportunity. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

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