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The Mother-in-Law


The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth

32/60 | Started 07.09.23 • Finished 07.20.23 | 2.5 stars


I don't have a whole lot to say about this. It's another book club read and one we selected because of summer. I wouldn't call it a beach read (nothing steamy going on here) but I also wouldn't call it a thriller (wasn't on the edge of my seat). I liked the story enough. Wouldn't call the writing anything stellar. I thought the author tried really hard to add some poignancy at the end, which really fell flat. It just didn't belong in this style of book.


It’s funny, in theory, a mother and a father do the same thing. They nurture you, protect you, try to form you into a reasonable human being. If they do it right, they will keep your feet on the ground. If they do it wrong, they’ll stop you from flying. The difference is subtle, yet vast.
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