From the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives comes a compelling new novel brimming with power and intrigue. The safest suburbs often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie, a mother of two. In a moment of maternal despair she once made a terrible mistake, one she will always regret.
The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth
One hot February day during an unprecedented Melbourne heatwave, a new neighbour arrives. Isabelle is single and childless, when everyone else is married, with kids. She is renting, when everyone else owns. Isabelle's job is mysterious and vague. Strangest of all, Isabelle is very interested in her new neighbours. Too interested, some might say.
Sally Hepworth fulfilled a lifelong dream while on maternity leave, to write, the result of which was Love Like the French, published in Germany in 2014. While pregnant with her second child, Sally wrote The Secrets of Midwives, which became the highest selling debut Australian fiction in 2015, was published worldwide in English and translated into over ten languages. Following this Sally wrote The Things We Keep and The Mother’s Promise. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and children.
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