The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning / #Review @BoldwoodBooks @ninamanning78

No one is good enough for her son…
As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding?

She’ll protect him with her life…
When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding…




The bond between a mother and a son is a very strong one. When there are only the two of you it’s maybe even stronger. A good mom would do anything to protect her child, but protecting is not the same thing as smothering and that’s what Annie is doing, isn’t she?

It’s clear that Annie will not trust any girlfriend her son brings home. Is she too paranoia or is Daisy really hiding something. And if she does Annie is determined to let her son Ben know who his wife really is. Is Ben still that naive boy even though he is a grown man now or does he look further than what is right in front of him? 

Overall I liked the story and I was anxious to find out who was hiding what and why. But for me a thriller has to be a bit faster paced than this one. Of course you can do whatever it takes to add to the suspense but, when it takes too long, the reader might loose interest. 

The characters were sometimes a bit too all over the place and the plot was a bit too far fetched for me.

Nevertheless I enjoyed reading this book and it certainly deserves 4 stars. 

Thank you


About the author

I write psychological thrillers with complex female protagonists at the centre. My novels explore many themes including toxic friendships, motherhood, obsession and paranoia. I also like to explore child and parent relationships and how our childhoods impact who we are today – for better or for worse.


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