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Title: The Unwanted Guest
Author: Amanda Robson
Genre: Suspense, Fiction, Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: November 23rd 2021
SHE HAD THE PERFECT MARRIAGE. UNTIL HER MOTHER-IN-LAW MOVED IN…
Saffron vowed to love Miles no matter what life threw at them both. But when her mother-in-law moves into their happy family home, Saffron’s shiny life begins to tarnish.
Even as Caprice’s barbed comments turn to something more sinister, Saffron hopes the new nanny’s arrival will shield her from the worst of it. She’s starting to feel paranoid in her own home.
Little does she realise that Caprice longs for a new daughter-in-law – and she’ll do anything to make that happen…
✨My first Amanda Robson book and I loved it. Another name that would perfectly fit this would be Mother-in-law From Hell.
🖋 This book follows Saffron, her husband Miles and Miles mother, Caprice. From the beginning, Caprice has been hell bent on destroying her son’s marriage. Her views on Saffron are pure evil and hatred. She believes Saffron is a workaholic who doesn’t devote time into the family, something that she, Caprice did when her husband was alive. She was a stay at home mom and raised her kids all hy herself. Now, she wants her own daughter in law to do the same.
💔 After her husband’s death, she moves in with them and the hatred becomes deeper.
👌 Everything becomes easier for her when a new nanny for the 2 boys arrive. Hayley, who’s from New Zealand is desperate for a job and this seems like the perfect one. It requires taking care of the boys, and practically being treated as family as she gets to live inside the house.
🍿 Soon, Grandma Caprice fills her head with stories about how Saffron hates the boys and how mean she can be to them behind everyones back. Caprice is determined more than ever to use Hayley to create suspicion and end her son’s marriage.
🔚 The ending was very surprising and shocking. I wished Caprice had another ending perhaps put away in a home but well, she was very wicked and devious. I love how everyone got what they wanted and I think there might be a book 2 focusing on Hayley and her mother in law. That would be truly amazing.
Thank you very much to Netgalley, Avon books and Amanda Robson for the arc copy