Thistle Publishing

In-Laws and Outlaws


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.


“So many secrets, so many characters involved, and Eve was playing them like marionettes! Great read.”

Scarlett Readz and Runz (Reviewer)

“There is so much going on in this book to keep the reader engaged. The characters are great. It is funny, fun, and just made me smile. I really enjoyed this book.”

Karen Whittard (Reviewer)

“This book was a nice surprise.”

Claire Sherman (Librarian)

“A hysterical read… Eve’s narrative digressions are pure enjoyment… will keep you in stitches. In-laws and Outlaws is the perfect diversion.”

Underrated Reads

“This was a fun read… there were many twists and turns.”

Winding Words

“Do yourself a favor and read this funny book.”


“A clever and well written book that I would highly recommend.”

Rachel Kennedy (Reviewer)

"Well written book as it had my attention to the very shocking end."

Cherie Homan (Reviewer)

"I really enjoyed Eve's character and the story was a little different to the usual. Would highly recommend."

Kerry Barlow (Reviewer)

"A perfect summer read."

Julie Parks (Reviewer)

Kate Fulford Mail: Buy