The Mother in Law is a great read from Judy Moore. This is my first book from this author, and after reading this book I would definitely buy more of her work.
I found the book to be a little slow to begin with, as the author laid the foundations to the story- there was some information that really wasn’t needed, a lot of details that slowed the flow and just seemed to draw out/prolong the lead up into the story. The book is promoted as a thriller, but I felt that it was more ‘suspenseful’ and didn’t quite make it to thrilling, because there needed to be more tension, drama, intrigue and gripping developments earlier on in the plot to make it a true ‘thrilling’ experience. Having said that though, this story is still very good, and I would recommend it as I did enjoy reading it. I was shocked at how evil, conniving, deceitful and vicious the mother in law was, and the last half of the book held my attention completely as the story unfolded.
I was rooting for Victoria, Brad and Andy- but Brad frustrated me at times when he couldn’t see how his mother was manipulating everything and everyone. Even when things were revealed, he still didn’t take real decisive action. I just wanted to shake him and tell him to get his act together.
I look forward to reading more from Ms. Moore in the future.
Thank you, Ms. Moore!
Reviewed by @angelahayes