His Mother’s Lies

I married her son, but he couldn’t see her evil…

Charlotte’s dream wedding to Ethan was the happiest day of her life. She knew his mother, Anna, loved her only son, but her overbearing nature starts driving Charlotte insane. Ethan always claimed his mother accepted her as part of the family, but her gut instincts couldn’t be wrong.

To help the happy couple save for their first house together, Anna presents an offer they can't refuse with a rent-free room in the family home. This is when Charlotte suspects Anna wants her boy back for good. Convinced she is out to destroy their marriage; Charlotte has a surprise that was about to bring them closer together or rip their relationship apart.

As tensions mount and Anna digs her claws in, Charlotte discovers a hidden family secret, but Anna’s manipulative nature ensures no one would believe her. Charlotte must survive a wave of cruelties and play the most vindictive mother-in-law she’s ever encountered at her own sinister game if her marriage is to survive a mother who can’t let go of the past.

Anna will stop at nothing to get what she wants…

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UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BSTJY28R

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BSTJY28R

My Review
His Mother's Lies is a psychological thriller that will make you wonder just how people like this can exist in real life. And by people, I mean the mother-in-law in this book. She's pretty awful. And, unfortunately, women like her do exist. I would know. My ex-MIL was similar (but thankfully not as bad), and so reading this book brought back some negative memories. 
The story follows Charlotte and Ethan, a happy couple preparing their dream wedding. Ethan's mom, though, isn't exactly happy that her precious son is settling down with a woman she believes is stealing him away. And while Anna pretends to be sweet and innocent when others are around, she's secretly plotting and planning, hell-bent on destroying Charlotte...for good.
I found I had a love-hate relationship with this book. One thing that irked me was how annoying stupid and naive Ethan was. I mean, I get that he wanted to give his mom the benefit of the doubt, especially since it had been just the two of them for a while after his father passed away, but still. Men like that who always take their mom's side instead of their wife's side (especially when their wife is right) are irritating. No one like's a Mama's Boy. 
Also, to be fair, Charlotte did get a little crazy at times, which only perpetuated the belief that she was, in fact, crazy and blowing things out of proportion (even when she wasn't). Anna, however, was a monster the entire time.
The main thing that bothered me, though, was the countless typos and grammatical errors throughout the book. I'm hoping everything was fixed before publishing, because there were a lot of mistakes, and they made it hard to enjoy the book fully. I was constantly fixing things in my head as I was reading. 
The one thing I did like was the twist at the end. While it wasn't anything super surprising or new, it wasn't quite what I was expecting (although I should have suspected). And the way the book did end was at least decent. I won't spoil things, but I was glad that they turned out the way they did.
If you're looking for a psychological thriller that will annoy you (based on how awful the MIL character is), give His Mother's Lies a whirl. 
3.5 stars.

Author Bio –

JA Andrews is from Devon in the UK and is the author of gripping twisty psychological thrillers. As well as writing fiction, he enjoys reading a mix of genres, watching reality TV and spending time with family and friends...

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