‘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 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.
Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.
Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written fifteen novels – many involving cake – which have been translated into several languages and involved tough ‘cake research.’ Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR and THE EMPTY NEST. Writing in this new genre doesn’t involve the deep research of baked goods and Sue’s hoping the change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.
Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – okay, procrastinating, eating and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.
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This book starts off all lovely but it soon becomes apparent that things aren’t perfect – ‘but I want them to be.’ (Book sticks tongue out and says, you don’t always get what you want. This is a psychological thriller, you moron). Book is right of course. This is no romance. 😂
As the reader, I was soon transported out of covid-19 hell lockdown and into the beautiful Amalfi Coast setting, and Clare’s family was so lovely. (Is it wrong that I got holiday envy from a book?)
The underlying current of impending doom is planted right within that beautiful setting. It is soon apparent that all isn’t well. At times I felt my heart pacing with anger as Clare tried so hard. In true psychological thriller style, I felt the cord tightening around my own neck as the story ramped up. It’s claustrophobic, it’s fist clenching and I couldn’t put it down.
‘The Sister-in-Law’ is perfect for those who like a simmering trap, one that seduces you with its beauty before its jaws lock down. My feelings were all over the place by the end and that is all down to the skilful way in which it was written. Another gripping book by Sue Watson!
By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl.