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Death Wish by Linda Huber

The Blurb

When Leo decides to go into business with his mother-in-law he soon realises his mistake. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter, Ashley, has her own reasons for hating her mother. The atmosphere is toxic and old wounds refuse to heal. Next door, eight-year-old Joya has a difficult life. Her parents argue constantly and her grandmother, who lives with them, is approaching death. Soon these two families will collide and the consequences might just be fatal… Linda Huber is the best-selling author of Baby Dear

About Linda Huber

Linda Huber is an ex-physiotherapist who grew up in Glasgow but has lived over half her life in Switzerland, where she now works as a language teacher and writes novels.The inspiration for her books comes from everyday life - a family member's struggle with dementia, the discovery that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, and more.Death Wish is Linda's seventh suspense novel, and tells the story of one family facing illness and death, while the people next door have a secret...She has also published The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of feel-good short stories. 2017 profits go to Doctors Without Borders.Visit Linda's website, and follow her on Twitter @LindaHuber19.

My Review

Death Wish is about the personal struggles of two families, Martine and Stu with their daughter Joya, and their mother who has Huntingdon's disease and wished to die with dignity, hence the title. The neighbouring family is Ashley and Leo with their mother Eleanor, who puts me in mind of Cruella de Vil, a heartless controlling woman, who both Ashley and Leo want out of their lives by fair means or foul. I do enjoy standalone novels, which is what I like about Linda Huber's work. Something new and fresh each time. I consider myself fortunate that I have more Huber titles yet to read.

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