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Publisher's Summary

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.... 

A gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Sally Hepworth's The Mother In Law, Lisa Jewell and K. L. Slater.

©2019 Nina Manning (P)2019 Boldwood Books

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Uhhh... What?? No.

After my fourth attempt to listen to this book, I stopped and asked for my money back. I LOVE psychological thrillers and I can usually find at least one thing interesting or 'different,' or something with a sense of 'twist.'

It's not here. In fact, I don't even know what this book is about. It should be called 'The Mother In Law' or 'The Jerk Son' because that's all the author talks about. This was frustrating. I waited for it to get better but alas.. it doesn't.

I paid full price because it was cheaper than using a credit and, I want my money back.

Blah.

-Wendi

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not good

This story was not good at all. I just spent the whole book thinking something was coming. A big reveal or a shocking twist, or that maybe I missed something, but nope, it was just not good.

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Entertaining....

This book had me interested from the start and really looking for what the twists would lead to and when it finally did, it was amazing. Well written and very well performed. I absolutely will be looking for more books by Nina Manning.

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Draaaaagggged on.

Maybe if this book had been half as long. The general storyline was fine with me, but I just got so bored with her dragging it out. The story set up was fine and then the end was fine, but then the middle of the book just went on and on and I got bored as heck. I was going to read some others of her books because some are included for free and now I am not sure. Too bad, love the included books.

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Creepy and Excellebt

Often love an author’s debut book, and The Daughter in Law is no exception. Could not stopping listening. Excellent narration and well-structured story line. Highly Recommend!

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Pregnancy in cognac

Why is the daisy drinking so much cognac while pregnant and taking unknown meds... it didn't seem like she cared about the health of her baby. Stress , drinking and pill popping was mentioned so casually as if women drinking hard liquor while stressed and pregnant was normal. So many ppl drank with her while knowing she was pregnant

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This book is so boring ,

I tried to listen to the whole book, it was impossible, I was waiting for the book to get better, it didn’t

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Really?!

The plot was horrible. The “damsel” in distress…weak …wow! All the female angst. Mushy, predictable …I struggled to get to the end.

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Where is the story?

The cliff notes for the title was interesting. But I couldn't find the story. There was the promise of something happening but it didn't materialize. Weak characters and plot.

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Great story

I will say that I had it mostly figured out as I'm sure others will too but even with that said I couldn't stop listening! Great writing and character development!!

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  • rilenka
  • 04-22-20

Terrible book

It’s only because we’re in lockdown that I didn’t stop listening to this incredibly wordy boring book. All the protagonists just went on and on and on..... about their feelings, their relationships, their pasts, their futures and anything else they could whine about and I think this will be seen as a “woman’s book “ because it’s about women and their relationship to childbearing and care. Having experienced both I don’t want to have to listen to any more. I’ve noted the authors name so I don’t listen to any more








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  • anne-marie
  • 11-03-19

This book was so boring found it difficult to cont

Boring tedious don't bother to waste your time listening to it tedious. Too much explanation of. Surroundings etc and not even detail about plot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-19

worst book ever avoid

awful story long winded predicable.
just silly literally could if summed it up in about 2chapters don't bother wasting your credit

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  • Hilly22
  • 10-01-19

Great story, shame about the grammar!

The story gripped me from the start, I couldn’t stop listening.
The only thing that rankled, and the reason I didn’t give it 5 stars, was the wrong usage of ‘me’ and ‘I’. For example “She gave it to Ben and I”. This surely shouldn’t happen in a final copy that’s been proof-read?

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  • Timotea
  • 07-03-20

Awful from start to finish

This book is about women and their quest to find a man, have natural childbirths and breastfeed... oh and learning to cook so you can keep your man. Weird storyline which is a cross between ‘Misery’ and a bad Mills and Boon. Writing is shockingly bad. Cannot believe this stuff still gets written.

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  • Andrew Gillingham
  • 09-02-19

Excellent

A completely immersive and compelling story, beautifully read and executed. Brilliant story from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-28-19

Sensational!

What a utterly brilliantly gripping and well crafted debut novel by Nina Manning. This is THE perfect summer read and bounces along at a great pace to kept the momentum gong as we gather more and more
Knowledge and insight into the characters. I can see this being adapted perfectly into a Feature Film as I visualised every dramatic scene and didn’t see the finale coming and had me utterly hooked from the first chapter.
Can’t wait for book number 2 from Nina!

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  • Ann D
  • 05-30-20

Disappointing!

This starts well, but becomes drawn out and a bit tedious. As another reviewer notes, the narration is excessively angst ridden, by 2/3 through, I found it very heavy going.

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  • Annette
  • 11-09-19

The Daughtet in law

A amazing story line I was grip from the beginning to the end.
Even better listening via audio my joinery today and from work became enjoyable because I needed to know what was going to happen next.
Many thanks

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  • LittleLizard
  • 08-11-21

Drivel

So bad I was embarrassed to be caught listening to it. Life is too short for such vapid drivel.

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  • Adilah Y.
  • 11-10-21

Predictable and repetitive

From about 1/3 into the book, you already know what's going on. and it repeats and repeats and repeats.... was a struggle to finish. i don't even know how i got to the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-21

excellent

twists and turns loved it !! narrator s make the books interesting,she just amazing! I recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-21

Sue Sydney

Excellent audio book. Many twists and turns. Did not expect the last couple of chapters.

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  • 07-28-22

Karen G

What a great read. I enjoyed it immensely. One regret is: what happened to little Mickey:

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  • Whitney
  • 07-25-22

Great story

Loved the way this was written, little slow getting into it in the beginning but some twists that keep you enthralled! Great story right up to the end. Definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-22

loved it

I loved this one. The best book by this author I have listened to. the last 3 hours I couldn't stop listening!

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  • Matthew Manning
  • 07-13-22

Great thriller

Really good writing. I didn't expect the ending at all. great voice performance as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-22

Not her best

Unfortunately I struggled to finish this this and I gave up with 5 hours still to go, however I do love all her other stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-22

Not a bad suspense thriller…

But from the beginning of the middle of the book the ending was already very predictable. I also had a hard time sympathizing with the protagonist as I thought she was a weak character. But the story delivers scary and tense moments.

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  • LaurieG.
  • 06-09-22

Tedious

I couldn’t stand Daisy, or her overly dramatic portrayal. The coincidence of their bizarre histories was not very believable. Kept waiting for it to improve. It didn’t.