The Mother-in-Law

Lucy marries Ollie and all she wants is to have a close relationship with her mother-in-law, Diana. But Diana is hard to crack. She’s polite and friendly but not warm and fuzzy, and she definitely has more of a tough-love approach with her kids. Fast forward years later and the mother-in-law is dead. Alternating between past and present it is the story of Lucy and Diana’s complicated relationship and ultimately a murder! What I liked about this book is that both characters come across as very endearing. I actually think that reading this book could be helpful for someone who has a strained relationship with their own mother-in-law. But there is a small twist (and a murder), and though I guessed who the killer was, I still really enjoyed this book, mostly for the complicated family dynamics!