Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense
Published by Independently published
Publication Date: February 28, 2020
Review Copy From: Personal purchase
My Rating: 5
Synopsis (via GR)
There’s something strange about Loren’s new mother-in-law…
When Loren meets Jack, she’s sure he’s the man she’s been waiting for—a perfect husband and a father for her young daughter. Shortly after their wedding, their plans to start a life together are put on hold when the couple receives word that Jack’s father has died.
In an effort to appease her new husband, Loren invites her mother-in-law, Coralee, to stay with them while she grieves. When strange things begin to occur just after her arrival, Loren questions how much she knows about the woman she invited into her home.
One calculated move after the next, Coralee attempts to drive a wedge between Loren and her new husband. Jack believes his mother’s strange behavior is just further proof she needs their help, but Loren isn’t so sure. As Coralee’s actions become increasingly sinister, Loren is pushed to her breaking point and she realizes she must do whatever it takes to get rid of her mother-in-law for good.
What she doesn’t know about her new family could kill her…
This was a “new to me” author, but on the enthusiastic recommendation of a FB friend, I thought I would read one of her books. And it being a psychological thriller, which over the past year has been my favorite genre of books, I took a leap of faith and purchased two of her books. Did I make the right decision?
Loren Heinz, her 4-year-old daughter Rynlee, and cousin Meridith all lived in their childhood home. She and Meridith are also partners in a boutique.
After her boyfriend and father of Rynlee walked out on them, Loren swore that if she ever met another man, he would have to be the kind of man that would be a life long partner. She would take her time so that her daughter could not be hurt again.
Not long after she met Jack Wells in an off chance incident when his dog got loose and caused her to fall. Something clicked between them, 3 months later they were engaged and married within 6 months in a small ceremony. Unfortunately, because Jack’s father was terminally ill, his parents would not be attending. But to their surprise, his mother, Coralee, did stop by for only a short time because his father only had days to live. Due to this situation, they postponed their honeymoon and sat vigil. Soon after, Malcolm did pass away.
Jack was an only child and seeing how distraught his mother was, they invited her to stay with them for a short while until she got on her feet. But Coralee had another agenda. A very sinister plan that was in the making for years.
Loren tried very hard to form a relationship with her mother-in-law but after 3 months living with them and Coralee’s atrocious and impinging behavior, Loren wanted her to leave. But soon, Loren would realize what a mistake she had made inviting this monster of a mother-in-law to stay with them. What follows is a total nightmare.
I was totally pulled into this bone-chilling plot and the pages just kept turning! A chilling and eerie read that I could not put down!
I just found another author to add to my “authors to read list” and plan on buying more books by this author!!! Thank you Misty for recommending this amazing author!!!!