Inlaws and Outlaws
by Kate Fulford
She knows what’s best for her son, and it’s not you.
Eve has an idiosyncratic relationship with the truth, is a borderline psychopath (according to her psychologist friend Claire), and has a rather colourful past. But her heart is in the right place. Having recently met Gideon everything seems, at last, to be working out rather well for her. Then he introduces her to his mother. Marjorie clearly believes that she knows what’s best for her son, and it’s definitely not Eve.
Over the next few months Eve struggles as Marjorie seems hell-bent on undermining her relationship with Gideon at every opportunity. Then, a chance meeting with someone very close to Marjorie confirms Eve’s worst fears – there are literally no lengths to which Marjorie will not go to get Eve out of her son’s life. Using her own ingenuity, and with help from some very unexpected quarters, Eve finds herself caught up in a very high stakes game indeed, in which there can be only one winner.
I was kindly given an e-ARC of this book by NetGalley in return for an honest review.
It’s gonna be a short one because I just don’t know how to put words to my thoughts about this book, it’s making me feel very inadequate. Ugh!
It took me a while to get into this book, I am still not sure why. I think I loved the mental war between the MC and the mother-in-law, it was certainly interesting and not your run-of-the-mill version. There were moments when I truly thought that the book was pretty awesome however those moments are scattered throughout the book and there aren’t enough of them in there to make me want to give it a five star.
It might not appeal to everyone and I think, a little bit of that thought always sat in the back of my mind as I read on. There is nothing wrong with this book, frankly, to the right audience it must be awesome. Its plot is pretty good and almost different to what I am used when I think of matters like these, for that I have to give kudos to the author.
However, I feel like this book could have better served as a TV drama or on stage, certain parts of it made me think that it needed visual representation, more than the words. That’s just my opinion. This was an in-between book for me, I appreciated the writing and the plot but not quite the book itself? I will have to give it a very solid three stars.
Overall, if you are a fan of family drama with a dash of something else, then this is the book for you. If you are more into the mental battles between people then this is the book for you.