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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

a whirlwind romance and a rash decision... The Mother-in-Law by Judy Moore

"I fully enjoyed it. I enjoyed how her writing style was easy flowing and engaging. Her attention to details made me feel like I was right there with the characters. Her characters are both connectable and true to life. They took me on a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming and had me on the edge of my seat a few times." Bobbi, Goodreads


After a whirlwind romance, a young woman from California makes a rash decision and marries a handsome Floridian after knowing him for only one month. 

She gives up everything she knows to move cross countrv to live with her new husband, a widower, and his five-year-old son. 

Everything seems idyllic until they arrive at her husband's oceanfront home, and she meets her mother-in-law. There's something strange about the woman and the mother/son relationship. 

It's not long before her suspicions begin to overwhelm her as she becomes ensnared in the secrets and lies of her new family. 


Victoria stepped out onto the patio, ambled around the pool, and stood at the gate, gazing out at the moonlit beach and listening to the waves crash against the shore. She inhaled the moist sea air and basked in the soft touch of the salty air against her skin.

The cool ocean air felt refreshing until she realized goose bumps had begun to appear on her arms and then across her entire body. Something was off, and it was giving her chills. She had a feeling that she wasn’t alone. A sixth sense told her that someone was watching her. Her body tensed, and she squinted out into the darkness. 

Scanning the patio, she slowly turned around toward the house. Then she saw her, saw her silhouette, standing in the window staring down at her. Her mother-in-law didn’t move away from the window, didn’t wave, but just stood and stared down at Victoria. Victoria held her gaze for what seemed like at least a minute. Then, finally, the drape slid across the window, and her mother-in-law was gone.

About the author:
Judy Moore writes mystery novels and thrillers, as well as lighter family fiction. She is a longtime news writer, editor, and magazine feature writer, and has a master's degree in journalism. Her fiction and nonfiction work has been published in numerous national publications, and her novels are published by BTGN publishers. Her most recent thriller, The Mother-in-Law, is a favorite with Amazon readers. A lifelong Florida resident, she is a former tennis pro and sports writer, so her stories sometimes have a sports backdrop.

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Laura Thomas said...

I like the feeling of menace from the cover and I always enjoy a twisted plot. This sounds suspenseful.

Kim hansen said...

Interesting cover, sounds like a good read.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.


Sounds great.

CCAM said...


What is it your "must" and "no way" in a Suspense / Thriller story?

Alan said...

Well thought out design for the book cover.

Alan said...

Wonderful book cover. Congrats on your latest book.

ellen_levickis said...

This looks like a good book. It definitely has my attention.

Alan said...

Great book cover. Good luck with your latest book.

SB said...

Good cover, very creepy