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Mother-In-Law
Mother-In-Law | Sally Hepworth
A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... 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.Praise for Sally Hepworth: "With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." --Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." --Booklist
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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Had a rough week took a break from reading. My father in law passed away couldn‘t concentrate. Going to try reading this book again, need an escape from my emotions. The title is a little disturbing at a time like this, but everyone says it‘s great. So I shall try and read the night away. Next few days will be rather hard for my family and husband.
The best escape is pouring your soul into a book while forgetting reality.

Bookwormjillk Sorry for your loss 🤗 2d
TheAromaofBooks Sorry to hear that!! Hoping your family will be able to pull together & share special memories during this time. ❤ 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage So sorry for your loss. 1d
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throwmeabook
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Sally Hepworth creates an entertaining mystery, which at its heart is a compulsive and thoroughly engaging family drama, examining the intricacies of family dynamics and the expectations, complications and realities of family relationships. I found it to be relatable, as both a mother and daughter-in-law, and while this was my first book by Sally Hepworth, it will definitely not be my last. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #netgalley #popsugar2020 #bookyoumeanttoreadin2019

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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Scouting out wedding venues. On this “beautiful day” suppose to be 70 in nyc but felt like 30 because of the wind and water. Chilled for a bit with this book I tagged. Very interesting 🤔
Doesn‘t it give you game of thrones vibes? Lol, well maybe bad picture but huge castles around here

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Curly_Caffeinated_Reader
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Finally picked pick up the mother in law along with a few others from library! #libraryhaul #tbr

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Jemgirl2014
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What a great way to start off 2020 right! I think this book is so amazing. I blame this book for sleepless nights because I could not put it down! My heart grieved for Diana and the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law bond that was lost. I'm going to have to check out Ms. Hempworth's other works!

Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Ahh I wanted to read this! 1w
Jemgirl2014 @Curly_Caffeinated_Reader You so have to read it! Can't recommend it enough! 😃 1w
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meowmeowd
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Mehso-so

Downloaded this one to listen to while on a Christmas cruise through Australia and New Zealand since it was about a mother out to destroy Christmas and narrated by an Australian. Under those circumstances it was good entertainment, but overall it was a little over the top but at least not boring. I‘ve suffered through worse.

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Jeannineth
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Anyone read this? I‘m only on the second chapter but I like the writing.

JenReadsAlot I enjoyed it 3w
marleed I really enjoyed this. I‘m thinking I read it as a RW bookclub pick - I should track those books as such. 3w
LiteraryinLititz Yes! I read it this month and really liked it. It was a fast read. More of a story about family relationships than a full on mystery, which was fine with me. 3w
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Arvena
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Interesting

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LiteraryinLititz
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Success! With this book I accomplished something I‘ve never done before: I read the first half of the book, then had to return it to the library for about 5 weeks, then borrowed it again and finished it! The key was writing myself a detailed synopsis of what I‘d read and where I stopped, so I was able to jump back into the story. I really enjoyed this book and felt drawn in (both times!). Part mystery but mostly a book about family relationships.

ljuliel Good idea ,to write down the beginning so you‘d remember it. 4w
Gissy I enjoyed this book! 1w
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Audio cleaning for the win...just started this morning and already over halfway through! It‘s a solid read so far.

Mdargusch I really liked this one! 1mo
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Readswithcoffee
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I really liked this mystery, especially the way the histories of the characters and their relationships were developed by relaying past events. Complicated family relationships, people with too much money, and a suicide (or was it murder?) - what‘s not to love?

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Hooked_on_books
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I expected this book to be about an evil mother-in-law given the title. But really it‘s about family dynamics and relationships, wrapped in a mystery. A weaker pick for me, but I did enjoy it.

#dogsofLitsy #Greta

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LiteraryinLititz
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I‘m sitting down to start this book (definitely because it was recommended by various Littens!), and this is right at the start in the Acknowledgements.

I can already tell I‘m going to like this author. 😋

BennettBookworm Hilarious! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Oh that‘s awesome. I may have to read this now. 🤔 2mo
Librariana Ha! So clever! I dig it 😁😊 2mo
JamieArc I really liked this one. It wasn‘t the normal domestic thriller I was expecting. 2mo
MrBook 😂🤣 2mo
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Sharpeipup
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People watching while listening to this gripping #audiobook & enjoying cooler weather. #booknlunch

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UnabridgedPod
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Sally Hepworth's The Mother-in-Law was marketed, as far as I could tell, as a thriller, and while there's a mysterious death at its center, its nuance made it, for me, something in a category of its own. The novel alternates between past and present, perspective and perspective. Told alternately from the points of view of Lucy and her mother-in-law Diana, (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod the book begins with Diana's death under suspicous circumstances and then unravels the threads of the tense relationship between the two women. Hepworth does a beautiful job revealing the way that small misunderstandings or missed moments of communication build a wall between the two: both women are quite empathetic, and the characterization is empathetic and believable. I read this one for an IRL book club, and I can't wait to discuss it! 2mo
LiteraryinLititz This review is really helpful! It was low down on my TBR but it‘s great to know that it‘s got more depth than your run of the mill thriller. 2mo
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jillannjohn
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This wasn‘t what I expected. There is a mystery & a twist but what really kept me reading were the relationships between the characters. As a daughter, former daughter-in-law and mom to a daughter (now almost 21), I thought the different perspectives really helped to understand Amy and her mother-in-law, Diane. It‘s also a reminder to be careful what you say & how you say things to people. Mother/daughter relationships are so complicated! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jillannjohn Also, I thought the issues around money between the adult children & their parents were really interesting. 3mo
rather_be_reading Just checking in on your #halloweencardswap packages. You have not posted that you have sent anything out yet. Thanks. 3mo
jillannjohn @rather_be_reading I‘m so sorry! My packages have been mailed. I‘ll post something. 3mo
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TorieStorieS
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The #Coffin count is surprisingly high in this domestic thriller! I ended up staying up WAY past my bedtime and finished this in practically one sitting! It has its predictable moments but it sure hooks you in with fast pacing and a good balance between the perspectives offered. #Scarathlon #TeamStoker 2 pts #ChillingPhotoChallenge #BlackCat #FallIsBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🐱 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😽🧡 4mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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marleed
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Well, it may say something about my own experience that when I saw this title, I timed it for an October library loan ;(

it‘s a twisty, family sometimes drama, sometimes mystery that was a Very good read.

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Bookwormjillk
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I liked the twists and turns in this novel, and the alternating viewpoints really added to the story.

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jenniferajanes
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This book was quite different from what I expected. There is a mystery, but I wouldn‘t really qualify it as a thriller. It was more of a slow burn for me. Even the twist/reveal near the end was not a huge surprise. That said, it was an interesting look at family dynamics and the relationship between Lucy and Diana.

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Eva2
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This book was GREAT! If you love a mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end, then READ THIS! A well written page turner. I will be reading more by this author. For the record, I love my mother-in-law. I‘m one of those lucky people who has a wonderful mother-in-law. 😊

ljuliel I was a bit mixed up when I saw the 👎🏼 but you said it was a great book . Maybe clicked the wrong rating ? I did that once . 5mo
Eva2 Thank you @ljuliel! I don‘t know how I managed to do that! It is definitely a PICK! Thanks for pointing that out. I‘ve changed it now 😀 5mo
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Eva2
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I visited the local library just to pick up one book I had reserved....and true to form.... I borrowed three more! This being one of them. 50 pages in and it is really good so far.

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TheCuriousHousecat
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I really liked this book to my surprise. The last Hepworth I read had too many characters and was too over the top for me. But this one had complexities making the characters whole. ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌜 from me

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candc320
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I really enjoyed this one, probably more than I was expecting! The mystery of what happened to the mother-in-law kept me guessing and I loved how seeing everything unfold from both the MIL and main character allowed you to really see how differently two people can view the same situations. You never really know what someone else has gone through or what they think until you communicate! Solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Cpg
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Really enjoyed this book and was such a page turner- I finished in 2 days!!! No slow parts to get through! Love the subject matter and the suspense of finding out what happened. I don‘t think this book could disappoint!

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AJBowers
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Current listen 🎧

JamieArc I thought the way this story unfolded was so interesting! 5mo
Taramarie I have this book on hold at the library 5mo
Cpg Just finished it!!! Enjoyed it very much!!! 2 day read!!! Definite page turner! 5mo
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MelissaSue81
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This wasn‘t what I expected, but that ended up being a good thing. I was expecting a twisty psychological thriller. But it was more a straight mystery, mixed with a family drama. Almost reminded me of a Liane Moriarty book, where it‘s a mystery but it‘s more character driven.

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InnerSavvy
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An enjoyable family drama suspense. The characters were well written and the ending came to a satisfying conclusion. definitely recommend and will read more of Hepworth.

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Reviewsbylola
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This is the pick for our IRL book club. It‘s a thriller with a bit of sophistication. We know at the outset that Lucy‘s MIL was a cold, closed-off woman and that she is now dead. But was it suicide or murder? The novel slowly peels back the layers so that bit by bit, the reader begins to understand the familial relationships and circumstances. The ending was not what I expected!

Mdargusch Wonder why your sister only gave it 3 stars. 🧐. I love your review! 6mo
Mdargusch And my flowers. 😁 6mo
Gissy I enjoyed this novel! 6mo
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Cinfhen This was ok for me, I can‘t remember the ending 🙄 5mo
Reviewsbylola The daughter killed the mother in an angry rage because she was so desperate to become pregnant. 🤦🏼‍♀️ @Cinfhen 4mo
Cinfhen Oh right!! Still just meh 😂😂 4mo
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Laru79
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I liked this. Lots of intrigue that kept me wondering what was going on and an interesting set of characters, especially the mother in law herself!

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MallenNC
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Updating my Modern Mrs Darcy summer reading list tally so far. This year‘s list has been great for me! I‘m either reading the tagged book next or maybe Searching for Sylvie Lee.

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JamieArc
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Among the slew of domestic thrillers I‘ve been reading, this one stands out. With complex characters, it makes you think about how perception is everything. The way this story unfolded was really interesting, and I found the ending pretty satisfying.

KatieDid927 I really dug this one too. 6mo
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Laru79
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Trying to stay cool in my usual lunchtime spot with Sally Hepworth today. Can‘t remember where I read about this, it it looks like it‘ll be a good one.

JamieArc I‘m one hour away from finishing the audio, and I really like it. It‘s different than other domestic thrillers I‘ve read. The story is unfolding in a really interesting way. 6mo
Laru79 Oh cool, thanks @JamieArc I‘m just at the point where they all look at Lucy as if she had a reason to kill the MIL!! I feel like there‘s so much more intrigue to come!! 6mo
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Lmass23
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Hope this one is better than the last book I read!!

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Gissy
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More than a thriller, it seems a family drama with a mystery. Maybe not the great story, slow in its development but it was so amazingly interesting to see the dynamic between Diana and Lucy personalities!This novel suggest you to listen and evaluate the two perspectives of a situation before you make a conclusion about someone's behavior, or about what happened.That psychological narration was fantastic. Sad ending. @Avanders gave this bottle 4⭐️

Avanders 💙💘🤗😘 6mo
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suvata
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ModernMrsDarcy.com Summer 2019 Reading List

I listened to this book on Audible. At the end, there was an interview with the author. It seems that most of her books are about “women‘s issues“. This one was a great psychological thriller and it hit all the right buttons. I‘m looking forward to reading (or listening to) her other books.

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Nicki_K
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Lucy and her mother in law Diana have never really gotten along all that well. Nothing too unusual or suspicious about that, until Diana is found dead with a suicide note. The note reveals she has cancer and doesn't want to live anymore....questions are raised about Lucy however once it is discovered that Diana didn't have cancer. An addictive read that had me spellbound until the very end. #themotherinlaw #sallyhepworth #forreadingaddicts dress

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echalpan
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I grew increasingly engrossed in this book as my understandings of the main characters evolved. Such a fun family drama and definitely a “pick!”

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Courtneyjo_reads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kristy_K
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This is more of a family drama than a mystery/thriller. The matriarch of a family seemingly commits suicide. While the police work to figure out of it was foul play or not, the narrative goes between alternating POV of mother and daughter-in-law, past and present. It was a decent family drama but I was expecting more of a mystery book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#netgalley #arc

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: This was pretty good. Complicated familial relationships and a suicide that could be a murder? Sign me up!!

Scorpioseah I left last 50 pages of the book. My first book from this author. 7mo
BritanyA @Scorpioseah ooh keep me posted when you finish 👍 7mo
Scorpioseah I gave a 4-star too, will be finding time for her other novels too. Just started listening to the bride test by Helen Hoang from the library. 7mo
BritanyA @Scorpioseah nice!! Thanks for coming back to let me know. Did you guess the ending? 7mo
Scorpioseah @BritanyA yes I did (,”) 7mo
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Courtneyjo_reads
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Wow, I loved so many things about this book. 5/5 ⭐️!

Scorpioseah I‘m currently reading this book. Oh by the way what app are you using to keep track of the books you have read ? 7mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah I loved it!! I use goodreads and the app in this picture is bookly! 7mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads thanks for sharing 🥰 7mo
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Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah anytime! Do you have a goodreads account or Instagram? 😌 7mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads yes I do have goodreads account by the name of scorpioseah. 7mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads u manage to find my goodreads account ? 7mo
Scorpioseah @Courtneyjo_reads thanks have added you as friend. 7mo
Courtneyjo_reads @Scorpioseah awesome!! I like your taste in books 7mo
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NikkiKey94
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This book was so good! This was another book that made me say what the heck did I just read?! The book is told in alternate points of view between mother in law and daughter in law with some other characters thrown in. At first, you want to hate Diana, the mother in law, however as the book progresses you start to understand her. This was an excellent read and I never saw the twist coming!

Victoriahoperose I agree with your review so much. I did not see the ending coming at all and felt the same way about Diana! 7mo
NikkiKey94 @Victoriahoperose I‘m so glad you agree! I had the thought that maybe I should‘ve seen the ending coming, but I couldn‘t recall any clues throughout the book that would have told me! 7mo
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everfree7
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Enjoyed this one although I hated the mother in law for most of the novel!

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everfree7
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Starting new novel! Sounds good!

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Ashley85
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I was expecting a bit more from this book. It did seem to drag on longer than it needed to but overall an okay read.

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Tera0707
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You hate her, then you love her, then you hate her again. This book was so good! I loved how things were revealed throughout the story, and then once it all came together.... I felt satisfied. I recommend ☺️

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