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Book Recommendation | The Sister-In-Law by Sue Watson

The Sister-In-Law by Sue Watson

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Published: April 2020, Bookouture

Swathi’s Rating: 4/5

About the Book

‘You don’t think Jamie and I have secrets, do you? No, we tell each other everything.’ She smiled. ‘Including your dirty little secret. So, thinking about it, maybe it’s time to start being nice to me?’

THE WIFE: Clare is ready for a break. It’s been a tough year and now she wants to put her feet up. Arriving at the Italian villa for their summer holiday, she decides it’s high time her husband and his family did some of the work. After all, her husband owes her…

THE HUSBAND: Even though Dan had his head turned by someone else, he’s realised the error of his ways. He’s here now, and he says it’s for keeps. Clare can trust him, can’t she? At least he’ll have his brother there, to keep him in line…

THE BROTHER: Jamie is the prodigal child, back in the family fold again, after years of travelling abroad. But when he gets to the villa, he’s not alone. He’s brought a wife, someone none of them have met before.

THE SISTER-IN-LAW: Ella is everything Clare isn’t. Glamorous. Young. Influential. But she knows a secret about Clare. Something that has the power to break the whole family apart.

And there’s someone who will do whatever it takes to make sure that this deep secret never comes to the surface.

An utterly unputdownable, gripping, twisty psychological thriller perfect for fans of Before I Go To Sleep, The Girl on the Train and Date Night.

Swathi’s Thoughts

Been reading a lot of thrillers themed on holiday-gone-wrong where the main characters go on a vacation for a jolly time and things go south and it’s all a chaos. I am starting to love this genre as it gives a sense of holiday as well as the thrill to what could go wrong!

The Sister-In-Law by Sue Watson is set in a beautiful French mansion where the family is vacationing for the week with loads of cool plans to chill off their year when a stranger walks in to take the whole family by surprise.

I loved it how the author says she got the inspiration for the book. The recent real life drama when Meghan Markle was once a stranger and suddenly she was a relative of royal family and then she left. Taking the pfince away. This book talks a lot about how one person can impact a tight knit family. Sue plays with family dynamics introducing a mysterious character whose presence could spill dangerous secrets that might hurt people. Badly.  

Fast-paced narrative, beautiful setting and the suspense that keeps building up as the story progresses, The Sister-In-Law is a highly recommended beach read, especially now during the lockdown days!

Many thanks to the publisher for my early copy in exchange for honest opinion.

Meet the Author

Hi, I’m Sue Watson – USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedies and more recently, a move to the darker side of fiction with psychological thrillers Our Little Lies, The Woman Next Door, The Empty Nest and my newest book The Sister-in-Law. 

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