The Family Next Door: A Novel

bySally Hepworth

Mass Market Paperback | October 29, 2019

The Family Next Door: A Novel by Sally Hepworth
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A suburban drama about desperate mothers, secrets among neighbors, and the things women keep hidden.


From the outside, Essie's life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house, and a nearby mother who dotes on her granddaughter. But few of Essie's friends know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal despair, she once walked away from her newborn, who was asleep in her stroller in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better. But she still is anxious about what could have happened, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby.

When a woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essie's friends voice their disapproval, it starts to become clear that Isabelle's choice of address was no accident-and that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light.

"Sally Hepworth writes compelling, compassionate novels with characters you come to know and love." -Liane Moriarty

SALLY HEPWORTH is a human resource professional and the author of several books, including The Mother's Promise and The Family Next Door. A graduate of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Sally started writing novels after the birth of her first child. Sally has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the...
Title:The Family Next Door: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 7.57 X 4.2 X 0.94 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 7.57 X 4.2 X 0.94 inPublished:October 29, 2019Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250217636

ISBN - 13:9781250217639

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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