The Mother-in-Law by Sally HepworthA twisty, compelling novel about one womans complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in murder...
From the moment Lucy met her husbands mother, Diana, she was kept at arms 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 Lucys 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.
Your son-in-law survival guide
Our son-in-law treats my husband and me dismissively. Our daughter is a busy professional too, but she accepts this deal. When I complain about his behavior, she just gets defensive. At issue is their teenage son, who is so attached to his father that he treats us dismissively, too. How can I deal with this? Deal with this? You already played your hand, Nana, and lost.
QUESTION: My son-in-law is brainwashing my daughter. My daughter who is a VERY intelligent and SUCCESSFUL woman married [him] about 5 years ago.
how do you say beloved
Lana regularly offers support to women who deal with narcissistic abuse and other difficult family or relationship issues via her blogs. Mothers-in-law are notorious for being controlling, judgmental, critical, and overbearing. And like any toxic person, a toxic mother-in-law is a soul-sucking parasite that feeds on your misery. To protect yourself and your loved ones, you first need to know your enemy, so here are 14 signs you might be dealing with a toxic mother-in-law. On a personal note, I don't expect to be friends with my MIL any time soon, or ever. I think we're too different for that, and at the same time, too similar in that we're both strong women who don't back down.