Friday, August 13, 2021

The Sister-In-Law by Pamela Crane

You can’t let the authorities know Ben killed himself.  You won’t get the insurance money, Harper.

With that statement, Harper’s brother, Lane, staged a robbery and told the police that the intruder had to have murdered Ben.

Lies, lies, lies, and secrets present and past greet us as we read about the cover up as well as adding Lane's wife of one week to the mix.

Harper couldn’t afford her huge home now and moved into her brother’s home which didn’t sit well with his new wife.

The move-in wasn’t a good idea for Lane, Harper, or the new wife, Candace.  Two women can’t live in the same home especially with one with secrets she shares with her brother and the other with major secrets of her own.

And the sister-in-law feud begins.

Which one can be the more evil and annoying one or plan the most evil, annoying way to get on each other’s nerves?

Every time you turned the page, a hint of someone’s past transgressions came to light.

This is a page turner because of the characters and the guessing game of what really happened to Ben and what happened in the pasts of the characters that would cause each person to act as they do.

Everyone seemed to be a mess mentally - even the kids.

The tension increases as the book gets better and better and the guessing game ramps up.

This was my first book by Ms. Crane. I really like her writing style.  It has good flow and kept my interest even though the only likable character was Lane.

Readers who enjoy trying to figure out each character and their motives as well as who the murderer is, will want to add THE SISTER-IN-LAW to their reading list.

The ending is great, and I bet you will guess incorrectly!! 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. If you haven’t read this book yet, I hope you get to.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Ooh, I love guessing games and big secrets! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I think this book is for you. 😀

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

  3. This sounds quite intense. Thanks for the review.

    1. It was intense and good.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

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    1. It was good…I hope you get to read it, Carole Rae.

      Thanks for commenting.