The Mother-in-Law by Karen King / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @karen_king  

Today is my wedding day. And I don’t know if I’ll make it out alive…As I put my beautiful white wedding dress on, I try not to ignore my fears. I look in the mirror and feel more beautiful than I ever have before. I know marrying Sam is the right choice. He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.I reach for my bright yellow roses, and I force myself to be as cheerful and sunny as those flowers. I won’t dwell on everything that’s happened recently – ever since we agreed to stay with his parents for the weeks ahead of the wedding.Glancing down at my sparkling engagement ring, I pretend to myself I can forget about the ‘accidents’ I keep having, that I can’t believe are coincidental. Or about his mother’s barbed comments, and the dark looks she gives me.And, just for today, while I walk down the aisle towards the man of my dreams, while I say ‘I do’, I’ll try to put the secret I know about the family I am marrying into right out of my mind.Even though that’s one secret that – if I was my soon-to-be mother-in-law – I might just kill to keep…




You are a girl struggling to make ends meet. He is a rich boy. You fall for him, but you cannot believe he feels the same way too. He assures you his parents will love you. You are not so sure about that. You can imagine they had a different type of girl in mind for their son. But it seems you were wrong and he was right, right?

Mother-in-law, often known as monster-in-law too. 😊 I cannot say I did connect with mine. I am a rather shy girl and I always felt a bit overwhelmed by them (yes, them, because I had 2 😉 ). I am pro honesty, but there are ways to express things and I found them often a bit blunt, not really taking in consideration the other person’s feelings. But I did not have to move in with them (phieeuw 😊 ) and they did not treat me the way Dana was treated. Thank God for that.

Parents want to protect their children, even if those children have become adults already, but you have to let them go at one point and let them live their lives. Sometimes though there are often, more sinister reasons why people act the way they do

The author did a very good job in messing with my head. I really did not know who to trust anymore or maybe that’s because nobody could be trusted?

Is Dana going through an episode of paranoia or is it all very, very real?

A very enjoyable read. 5 stars

Thank you


About the author

Karen King is a multi-published author of both adult and children’s books. Currently published by Bookouture and Headline, Karen writes about the light and dark of relationships. Her eleventh romantic novel, The Spanish Wedding Disaster, has recently been published and her third psychological thriller The Mother In Law is out in July, with a fourth one in February 2023.

Karen has also had 120 children’s books, two young adult novels, and several short stories for women’s magazines published. Her thrillers The Perfect Stepmother and The Stranger in my Bed and her romantic novel The Cornish Hotel by the Sea became International Amazon bestsellers.

Karen is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She now lives in Spain where she loves to spend her non-writing time exploring the quaint local towns with her husband, Dave, when she isn’t sunbathing or swimming in the pool, that is.


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