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The Mother-in-Law

Narrated by: Casey Withoos
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Couldn’t press stop.

I would pop this on with a sleep timer before bed but I had to keep extending the timer as I couldn’t stop it. So good! Lots of twists. Beautifully read - such a talented reader. All her voices were amazing.

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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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Really good read

Good narrative and narrator. Characters felt really real and generally captivating. Would Recommend highly.

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Intriguing

This book is less psychological thriller as it is an interesting study in human emotion and families, but it’s a very interesting and well narrated book.

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Family relationships.

Quite enthralling.....different points of view from an interesting family dynamic.......sympathies change as the story unfolds....a satisfying conclusion, which surprised me

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amazing!

well written fiction that keeps you thinking yet flows easily. interesting characters, was disappointed when it finished simply because I was enjoying it so much!

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Incredible story

I could not stop listening to this story! I related to all the characters ! Highly recommend!

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A great book!!!!

This was a great book to listen to and kept me captivated til the very end. I loved the characters and felt like I really knew them.

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A great whodunnit

I love how the Mother in law’s voice was exactly as I pictured it. This story keeps you guessing until the very end.

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  • 07-08-2020

An amazing story.

This story had me enthralled from the very beginning. A great insight into relationships that are so complicated and often misunderstood. Also life challenges that are more common than we realise. Totally addictive and I couldn’t stop. Sally is my new favourite author. Beautifully read by a very talented Casey Withoos.