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March 10, 2018

Review: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

by Susan Roberts

The Family Next Door, an excellent new book by Sally Hepworth, is about secrets, both those that we keep from our friends and neighbors but more importantly the secrets that we keep within our families. The author does an amazing job of giving us a great plot with people that we all feel like we know in our day to day lives.
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The Family Next Door
March 2018; St. Martin's Press
audio, ebook, print (352 pages)
world lit, thriller
Pleasant Court is a small neighborhood and Essie, Fran and Ange all live in this small suburb with their families. They are all parents of small children and even though they all wave to each other and talk everyday chatter, they aren't really good friends. They all wonder why Isabelle decided to move there since she's a single woman with no kids. The story is told from all 4 woman's point of view and as they each tell their story, secrets are revealed in each family. Even though mistakes were made - some major - the more we learn about the characters, the more secrets they reveal.  As their obsession with their new neighbor grows, the secrets of these three women begin to spread - and they'll soon find out that when you look at something too closely, you see things you never wanted to see.

You never really know the secrets that someone else is keeping from the world. This book is about friendship and motherhood and secrets and is a great book by this author.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.  

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