The Family Next Door: A Novel

By Sally Hepworth
Read by Barrie Kreinik

03/06/2018 unabridged
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"Perfect for lovers of Desperate Housewives and Big Little Lies, with a dash of Single White Female, this novel will stick with readers for a long time." — Library Journal The Family Next Door is an audiobook about desperate mothers, secrets among neighbors, and things women keep hidden in a suburban drama from the author of The Mother's Promise. Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie and her family. Essie is a new mother, but few of her friends know that in a moment of maternal despair: she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better. But she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby. When a new woman moves next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in this neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married, with kids? 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 disapprove, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more secrets to light. Sally Hepworth is a master of mounting paranoia and discomfort. The Family Next Door will cause listeners everywhere pull aside their curtains and scan for trouble.

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Summary

Summary

"Perfect for lovers of Desperate Housewives and Big Little Lies, with a dash of Single White Female, this novel will stick with readers for a long time." — Library Journal

The Family Next Door is an audiobook about desperate mothers, secrets among neighbors, and things women keep hidden in a suburban drama from the author of The Mother's Promise.

Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie and her family. Essie is a new mother, but few of her friends know that in a moment of maternal despair: she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better. But she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby.

When a new woman moves next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in this neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married, with kids? 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 disapprove, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more secrets to light.

Sally Hepworth is a master of mounting paranoia and discomfort. The Family Next Door will cause listeners everywhere pull aside their curtains and scan for trouble.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“All the pieces masterfully come together at the end to create a beautiful novel of courage and love.” Booklist (starred review) on The Mother’s Promise
“With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel…and spins a story that will hold you captivated till the very end.” Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author on The Secrets of Midwives

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Author

Author Bio: Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the UK, and Canada, where she worked in event management and Human Resources. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English