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Today I am reviewing The Unwelcome Guest by Amanda Robson, published by Avon Books.


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…

”Your mother in-law moves in…And she wants you out…”

I do enjoy a good mother in-law from hell tale and wearing the crown proudly in this one is Caprice. Oh my does she put Saffron through the wringer trying to break up her marriage, but then again would anyone be good enough for her favourite child…

It all unfolds through the points of view of Saffron, Caprice, Miles the husband, Hayley the nanny and Aiden the brother in-law! Many perspectives, but I did enjoy them all. Each character, not all particularly likeable, are well fleshed out and play their role well.

The one thing you can always count on from a book from Robson, is a very entertaining read with twists galore and you get that in spades with The Unwelcome Guest! Hooked from the outset, the pages just turned themselve and it’s quick pace made for a one sitting read. Super fun all round!

Thank you to Amanda Robson, Avon Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Unwelcome Guest, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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After graduating, Amanda Robson worked in medical research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the Poisons Unit at Guy’s Hospital, where she became a co-author of a book on cyanide poisoning.

Amanda attended the Faber novel writing course and writes full-time. Her debut novel, Obsession, became a #1 ebook bestseller in 2017. She is also the author of three more domestic suspense novels: Guilt, Envy and My Darling.



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