The Sister-in-Law by Sue Watson / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @suewatsonwriter  



‘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.




I admire authors. I think it’s great how they can take you on a captivating journey with their stories.

I love this author’s chicklit books and I love her thrillers and even though these two genres are a world apart, they fit her both like a glove. Every book by her hand are a perfect excuse to shut everything else that is going on on this planet out.

Clare is a strong woman. She has been put down more than once. She tries to please and forgive everyone even if she felt it was not right to do so, but family has to stick together and remain a family, no matter what. Enough is enough though! Why is this new kid on the block behaving like she does? Clare is determined to fight back this time, but who is she up against…?

I just adored this book. It’s one you don’t want to put down, but you don’t want it to end either. It’s one where you fall in the author’s trap and believe exactely what she wants you to believe to be punched in the face afterwards with the revelations. And then you give yourself a facepalm for not seeing it earlier. ;).

Brilliant! 5 stars.

Thank you, Sue Watson and Bookouture


About the author

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, THE EMPTY NEST and THE SISTER-IN-LAW. 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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