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The Sister-in-Law

An Utterly Gripping Psychological Thriller
Written by: Sue Watson
Narrated by: Diana Croft
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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"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 gripping, twisty psychological thriller perfect for fans of Before I Go to Sleep, The Girl on the Train, and Date Night. 

"Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5 stars from me. Awesome!" (Number one best-selling author Angela Marsons)

©2020 Sue Watson (P)2020 Bookouture

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  • SM
  • 2020-05-20

VERY LONG WINDED

This book had a very interesting premise, i was excited to get into it. However it DRAGGED. I gave up at chapter 7 and skipped to chapter 25 and hadn’t missed a thing! Opening chapters spoke of a “secret” that was finally revealed at the end of chapter 25. For the book to have become interesting, it would have needed to be at least 5x’s more sinister.
This is a story that’s been told before, only in much more interesting ways.

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  • Misty
  • 2020-05-06

Descent

I love Sue Watson books and I may have listed to too many. I found this story pretty good but a bit predictable. I made several connections early on that weren’t revealed until the end. If you haven’t read/listened to many psychological thrillers, you will love this one.

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  • Schrodingersdeadcat
  • 2020-05-02

Beautifully written..

Really good. Enjoyed every minute. Wonderful writing and narration was perfect. I won't say it's the most original premise but it's my favorite so I never tire of it. A younger pretty woman comes in dazzles the family and is only malevolent around the target making everyone think she is the bad guy. It's a classic but always entertaining.

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  • TidesAndPines
  • 2020-05-27

Great summer read!

This is the perfect book is you’re looking for something dramatic to listen to while you’re at the beach. I couldn’t stop listening until it was over.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-26

The Sister in Law

Wow!! What a book!! I could not stop listening to it!! Every chance I had I was plugging in my phone bro hear more!! Truly many twists and turns, with fear and anxiety between every character!! At first I was sure the new wife was the evil one, but it turned out so many others had their evilness too!! I really enjoyed this book!!

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  • Leisha
  • 2020-05-26

nice tight story .. recommended

A very easy book to listen to. Nice tight storyline with a welcomed twist right up to the end.

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  • Jenn Sanchez
  • 2020-05-24

Had Higher Expectations

I really wanted to like this book, I really did. However, I feel like it was not suspenseful at all. It did keep my attention but more so, of a contemporary mystery. I did not see the end coming but the build up was kind of bland.

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  • Andrew Dunne
  • 2020-05-22

So good!

I’ve listened to all of Sur Watson’s books but this is my favorite! Could not stop listening!

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  • Denise Whiting
  • 2020-05-22

Just Ehhhh

Slow, repetitive and overwhelmingly petty. If you can make it to the end, it's kinda worth it. Surprise ending.

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  • Imaan Joshi
  • 2020-05-20

Appalling

What a waste of time I’ll never get back.

Unlikeable characters. Awful plot I could see a mile off.