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We Can’t-Wait to Read: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth #travelingsistersread @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week we just Can’t Wait for our upcoming Traveling Sisters Read The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth.  We are sistering up with Christina @ Recipe and a Read and Kim from It’s All About the Thrill and we are cheering with excitement over this group read.



Norma and I read The Family Next Door with five of our Traveling Sisters. After finishing that novel Sally Hepworth was quickly put on our list of authors to watch out for.  We both went out and bought The Things We Keep and The Mother’s Promise to add to our collection of books that we really want to read. We jumped at the chance for the group to receive early copies of The Mother-in-Law from Jordan at St. Martin’s Press.

I have to say when it comes to stories involving the complicated relationships with mother-in-laws I was immediately intrigued. The summary to this story fits the bill for some intriguing dynamics and I can’t wait to find out more.

The Mother-in-LawThe Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

A twisty, compelling novel about one woman’s complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in murder…

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s 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 Lucy’s 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.

About the Author

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives. The Secrets of Midwives has been labelled “enchanting” by The Herald Sun, “smart and engaging” by Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Times bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin have praised Sally’s debut novel as “women’s fiction at its finest” and “totally absorbing”. The Secrets of Midwives was also the highest selling debut Australian fiction of the year in 2015.

Sally is also the author of The Things We Keep, published in January 2016. The Things We Keep was a Library Journal Pick in the U.S. for January 2016, and an Indie Next Pick in the U.S. for February 2016. NYT bestselling author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion praised The Things We Keep calling it ‘A compelling read that touches on important themes, not least the different forms that love may take.”

Both novels were published worldwide in English and have been translated into several languages.

Sally is currently working on her next novel, to be published in early 2017.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two children.


Have you read this one? Want to read this one? Have you read any other books by Sally Hepworth?  Drop us a comment! We love to hear from you!

8 thoughts on “We Can’t-Wait to Read: The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth #travelingsistersread @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress

  1. Mothers-in-law seem to be taking a beating in recent books – A Mother’s Confession by Kelly Rimmer, The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances, and now this one – but the Mother-in-Law is definitely going on my TBR list. I recently finished The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth and I’ve read The Mother’s Promise, both of which I really liked. I own The Things We Keep and I’m not sure what’s holding me back from reading it … too many good books out there … but I’ll get to it soon.

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    1. I have a few of those books that you mentioned Carol but haven’t had a chance to read them yet but do plan on it at some point here. I have read The Family Next Door though and did enjoy it and I’m happy to hear that you did too! I am so looking forward to The Mother-in-Law!
      I agree there are so many good books out there right now! 🙂

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