The Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore was an okay read about how boundaries can get blurry and how obsession can turn deadly.
Not my first read by this author, so I was excited to get my hands on this read. It played out kind of how I expected but still a pretty okay read overall.
I have to say, I wasn’t as drawn in as I was with this author’s other works. For a fast read, I found the build up a little too blunt and straightforward, and there wasn’t much mystery. There was so much that could have been done, and for me, this read kind of missed the mark.
The overall plot was good, I liked the characters, the twist, turns and, I very much liked the ending. There is a bit of a creep factor and, I think with a bit more work this book can rise up from just being an okay read to, something special. The actual writing is pretty good, a little choppy here and there, but I liked the flow and tone. Right away you know this isn’t going to be light hearted, and once the actual sinister plot got under way, I enjoyed the story that much more.
Overall this book has promise, and I do recommend you give it a go. Like I said the plot is good, and the twist and turns are engaging and interesting. Though I have mixed feelings, you might have a completely different reaction. So please take my recommendation and my approval, that this book will give you the creep factor and have you questioning when a seemly platonic relationship is normal, or abnormal.
Review by @eawalsh