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August book club: The Mother-In-Law

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From the bestselling author of The Family Next Door comes a new domestic page-turner about that trickiest of relationships - the one with your mother-in-law. Sally Hepworth's new novel, The Mother-In-Law, is our pick for this month's book club.

She has never approved of Lucy. But when her body is found, the secrets really start to come out. From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and perfectly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. Even so, 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. Someone wanted Diana dead. And everyone in the family is hiding something.

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of three previous novels, and a human resource professional. A graduate of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Sally started writing novels after the birth of her first child. She now writes full-time from her home in Melbourne, where she lives with her husband and two young children.

The Mother-In-Law is published by Hodder and Stoughton and is available to buy online and from all good bookshops. If you entered our earlier draw to receive a copy of the book then you'll need to leave your questions and feedback for Sally on the thread (coming soon!) in the book club forum.

 

 

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Came across this in my thirties - why do women hate their bodies?

He said I was having a go - what is our life together about?

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