The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth
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9781760552176
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Pages
336
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154 x 233mm
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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. Essie has since recovered, but she fears what may still lurk inside her.

Her neighbours in Pleasant Court have their own issues. Driven and energetic, Ange appears to have everything under control, except perhaps her husband. The ever-practical, intellectual Fran can't stop running. For exercise, or something else?

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.

It soon starts to become clear that Isabelle's choice of neighbourhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more secrets to light.
ISBN:
9781760552176
Publication Date:
27 / 02 / 2018
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
154 x 233mm
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With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies. - Isadora (QBD)
, 23/03/2018
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With Sally Hepworth's ability to weave together several perspectives, themes of motherhood and family identity, and a plot twist WON'T see coming, The Family Next Door is the latest must-read for Liane Moriarty fans. Three Melbourne families are struggling with their own secrets, and tensions reach a boiling point when new neighbour Isabelle starts to show signs she isn't who she seems... - Alex (QBD)
, 21/03/2018
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The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth is an interesting read. I really don't know what I expected when I picked this one up, but it wasn't that. The Family Next Door is intriguing and very Melbourne. And I think that's what I loved most. If you are looking for an interesting read, then this one is for you. You are in for a treat. - Angelique (QBD)
, 03/03/2018
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This exquisitely written book explores the complexities of the modern neighbourhood. It keeps you guessing about the true intent and lives a=of each and every character. Not everything is as it seems and you can't help but become enraptured in the story - sally Hempworth delievers yet another wonderful story. - Naomi (QBD)
, 03/03/2018
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With the release of her latest book, 'The Family Next Door', Sally Hepworth delivers once again with a riveting narrative, characters with such heart and depth that they leap off the paper and a story that will keep you transfixed until the final page! - Joanna (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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Captivating from the start, will captivate the mothers of australia and resonate with them the troubles of being a mum of young children, Sally makes you want to keep reading to find out what is going to happen to the Family next door - Naomi (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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Three women, each married with 2 children, make up the core of a small 'family' community. But then Isabelle, (who is unmarried and childless) moves into the neighbourhood. The 3 women soon become obsessed with Isabelle, but the more they try to find about about her, the more their own secrets are revealed. The characters are humanised so well - this is intelligent writing! - Steven (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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This is a riveting addition to the subtle domestic mystery drama that has so entranced Australian readers in recent years. What makes it so fascinating is not how far-fetched it is but instead the feeling that it could happen on any street. It makes you question how well you truly know the woman next door, or the gentleman down the street and will keep you entranced until its dramatic reveal - Joshua (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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It seems that every family in the quiet cul-de-sac of Pleasant Court has something to hide, but then again how well do you really know your neighbours? "The family next door" is Sally Hepworth's latest relatable and entertainingly indulgent read. It is a "Desperate Housewives" meets Liane Moriaty drama packed novel with well developed characters and twists that will keep you in your toes. - Kimberley (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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Hepworth joins the current Australian renaissance in women’s writing, producing a highly readable and engaging suburban drama with human relationships, dark secrets and suspense in a local setting. She nails the mood of the times and proceeds to chip away at the thin veneers that cover our most intimate inner lives. When you think it's going one way … it doesn't. It's ready-made for the screen. - Jeremy (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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Ordinary people living ordinary lives – that's what you would expect from the title of this book. From the outside, Pleasant Court seems like any other quiet suburban neighbourhood, but the families that live there are hiding much more than a bit of dust under the rug. Nobody's secrets will be safe in Sally Hepworth's thrilling new urban drama. It's an absolute must-read! - Meagan (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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Sure, this book has a Desperate Housewives feel to it, but it's definitely less trashy, more Australian, and has an absorbing storyline propelled by riveting characters. The lives of 4 neighbours in one street are told (plus one mystery woman - who is it?) and what at first seem like perfect lives are soon unravelled in spectactular fashion. I loved reading this, waiting for the secrets to out. 5* - Steve (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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The Family Next Door takes you into the lives of a Melbourne neighbourhood, where secrets are abound. An entertaining read that anyone will love. - Lisa (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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If you enjoyed Big Little Lies you will enjoy this page turner. It centres around 4 different women who are neighbours and they have secrets that they want to keep secret. As we learn what's happening in each household you just can't stop reading because you just have to know how things turn out. This is another great read from Sally Hepworth which I highly recommend. - Jo (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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There are many long-buried secrets to be unearthed on this seemingly peaceful and quiet suburban street in Melbourne, and there's a huge twist that you will not see coming! 'The Family Next Door' is a page-turning family drama. Fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult will devour this. - Danielle (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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When we really stop to think about it most of us question those around us. Those people whom with which we share the most common place aspects of our lives; an exchange of glances a passing 'hello' on the way to the letterbox. Sally Hepworth takes us deep into those every day single-serve interactions in this fantastic urban mystery. Stunningly real and relevant work set in our very own Burn City. - Michael (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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A new direction from Sally Hepworth, taking us on a surreptitious ride set in a Melbourne suburban cul-de-sac. Following three women in a family friendly neighbourhood whose worlds are shaken when a single, overly curious face joins the street. What seems to be a happy community is not as it appears, and begins to hit home on everyone's deepest fear - How well do you know those close to you? - Terri (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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From the first chapter I was hooked. Before I knew it, it was almost midnight and I'd finished the book in one sitting. Hepworth has created some brilliantly complex characters and woven their stories together so well I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next! Definitely my favourite suburban noir story. - Eleanor (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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Pleasant Court, where all the neighbours seem to be living the perfect lives. Families, mortgage, careers. A new resident arrives tothe neighbourhood and appears to have an unhealthy interest in her neighbours. Why does she know so much that she hasn't been told? Isabelle - single, renting and with a mysterious job, how does she fit? An insightful read of secrets, betrayal and forgiveness. A must. - Sheridan (QBD)
, 01/03/2018
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As someone who moves around often, I always wonder what my new neighbours are like and what they will think of me. Sally Hepworth's new novel brings this thought to paper with her brilliant new novel about the secrets that a Melbourne suburb habours behind closed doors. Told through the persective of multiple characters this story will have you just as curious as Isabella. Easily recommendable! - Andrew (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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The small quips, the looks, the hints, the innuendos just flow from the characters in Sally Hepworths latest novel. Boundaries seem not to exist and barbed opinions just flow freely from everyone and it's amazing how much you love it. I mean, it's not like we're like that. Sally Hepworth's character are all flawed and it honestly makes me feel better about myself. 4 and 1/2 stars. - Nathan (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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If The Real House Wives of Melbourne was a novel it would be Sally Hepworth's The Family Next Door. Full of gossip, drama and a compelling mystery The Family Next Door is impossible to put down. Taking the best from Australian classics, such as Home and Away and Neighbours, Hepworth provides a fantastic tale that captures the dramatic life of Australian suburbia. - Tristan (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Move over The Real Housewives of Melbourne and say hello to the desperate housewives of Pleasant Court. When Isabelle moves into the street, the neighbours wonder why does a single woman need a four bedroom home all to herself? Hepworth has written a thought-provoking and entertaining novel with the perfect amount of intrigue and suspense. A story of secrets, lies, forgiveness and family drama. - Adriana (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Lovers of Big Little Lies will find themselves caring about the women of Pleasant Court and only wanting to know what they're going to do next. The question might be do you trust your neighbours but the better question this book poses is: do you trust yourself? - Jordanna (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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A nifty book for people who like desperate housewives and neighbours. - Ethan (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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This is Sally Hepworth's fourth novel and it continues with the style and approach of her earlier works. Focussing on the residents of the Pleasant Court enclave, the story crosses family lines and minds as it explores the idea of just what may be going on behind the public faces. Hepworth wrote and then edited this novel while somewhat housebound through pregnancy then nursing a young child. The experience left her wondering what the neighbours might be up to or even better, what unspoken things could lay behind an outward persona. Some readers have compared The Family Next Door favourably to television’s Desperate Housewives but without quite the same degree of tele-drama. Fans of Hepworth will enjoy this new instalment. - Ross (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Follow the story of a woman based in Melbourne, in a story that is interesting to follow as discover the secrets she and her family have hidden away. - Joseph (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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In Pleasant Court, everyone knows their neighbours. Behind closed doors, they all have secrets – Essie’s postpartum depression, Ange’s husband's infidelity and Fran’s baby’s paternity. Then childless Isabelle moves into the neighbourhood. But why? And why is she trying to insert herself into their lives? With this rollercoaster of family drama Sally Hepworth keeps you guessing until the very end. - Peta (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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A fantastic page turner that had me cooking with one hand, putting the kids to bed early and staying up to midnight completely engrossed. With more twists and turns than a theme park roller coaster and a story line that rivals 'Desperate Housewives' this is an absolute must read. I was on the edge of my seat with these intriguingly complicated characters you never knew what would transpire next! - Kelly (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth has done it again! Her newest release, The Family Next Door has the quality you've come to expect from this Australian author, and proves as compelling a read as her previous books. In this novel, we find ourselves thrust into the lives of the complex, and flawed women of Pleasant Court, eagerly turning the pages to learn of their fate. - Kayla (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Welcome to Pleasant Court. Where absolutely everyone in the neighbourhood has a secret. I absolutely loved this book, it was full of suspense and extremely relatable characters. This book shows that every family has secrets, issues and problems. The real question is, will that secret break the family apart, or reforge them so they are stronger than ever. An entertaining thrilling story. - Norton (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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I was worried this was going to be a Liane Moriarty look-a-like, but Hepworth puts her own spin on the domestic thriller. Three friends find their lives & lies coming apart following the arrival of a stranger in their street. 'The Family Next Door' mixes drama with post-natal depression, infidelity, even kidnapping. I thought I knew where the plot was going, but the final act took me by surprise. - Amy (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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if you ' Big Little Lies' then you will love 'The Family Next Door' by Sally Hepworth. Welcome to Pleasant Court, Melbourne a lovely suburb where nothing bad happens. Isabelle is the new resident hiding a secret, but so is everyone else. A great read with an unexpected ending and it will make you read more of this talented author's books. How well do you know your neighbours? - Ayano (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth's 'The Family Next Door', is a book filled with great characters, twists and turns that will have you wondering how well you know your own neighbours. Following the arrival of a new neighbour Her curiosity for the families of Pleasant Court soon reveal she didn't end up there by mistake. Definitely for fans who enjoy a good unexpected ending. - Eden (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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Wow! This book has held me in its clutches for much of the past 24 hours. I could not stop turning the pages! Sally Hepworth has an uncanny talent for giving her readers characters that are relatable and realistic. The women in this story were all incredibly flawed, yet also incredibly human. I thought I had things figured out but I did NOT expect the story to take the turn that it did. - James (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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If you've never read Sally Hepworth, than this is the perfect stepping in point. Very different in tone and style to her previous novels; think Lianne Moriarty meets Desperate Housewives. Overall a really captivating and engaging read, the prefect novel to get lost in this Autumn. - Jessalyn (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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If you enjoy the stories of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella then I can whole heatedly recommend the new novel from Sally Hepworth. A story from the suburbs of Melbourne, this intriguing mystery will keep you turning the pages and be fully immersed in the lives and secrets of those who live in Pleasant Court. - Mark (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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The Family Next door is set in surburban Melbourne in Pleasant Court; a street full of secrets. Written in five different perspectives this story line will keep you guessing and explores the the different capacities we have for forgiveness. Fans of Liane Moriaty will love this one and so will anyone who enjoys a bit of trash TV, this book has more twist & turns than a twizzler! - Sarah (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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A page turner from the beginning, dealing with real life experiences that most parents can relate to. But one of the deepest secrets will change more than one life and family forever ... You now need to read to reveal and pass your own jugdement. - Amanda (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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This book begs the question "How well do we really know our neighbours?" We have all wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall in our neighbours home at some time in our life. This book was juicy and delicious with all its revelations and drama. Best enjoyed curled up on the couch with a glass of wine whilst your husband takes the kids out for the day. - Belinda (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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"Things were far better watched from a distance...When you watched too closely, you saw things you didn't want to see". I am not trypically a fan of this type of book, but 'The Family Next Door' had me hooked from the very first page. A truly tangled spider web of secrets, shocking reveals and twists you don't see coming. This book is a must read for fans of Liane Moriarty and Amanda Prowse. - Jessica (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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The Family Next Door is an satisfying book full of High Drama.This book shows that we never really know anyone as much as we think we do,and that a web of secrets is something very dangerous to get tangled up in...Recommended for anyone who likes to get wrapped up in intricate family dramas such as Big little Lies...... - Karen (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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I had never before read any of Sally Hepworth's books but I read The Family Next Door in one day. If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty (which I am) you wil love this. Based in suburban Melbourne, in a 'quite' court location, everyone goes about their business but they are all hiding secrets. Will these secrets be revealed and what will happen if they do? You will have to read to find out. - Julie (QBD)
, 28/02/2018
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The Family Next Door, Sally Hepworth's latest page-turner, keeps readers on their toes with the continuous build up of suspense. A small town suburb, four families and some of the darkest secrets in the neighbourhood will be exposed when things are investigated too far – did you really want to know these secrets. How well do you really know your neighbours Kirsty O'Connor - Jacqueline (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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Essie's life is a lie, and she doesn't even know it! The Family Next door really makes you think about the people around you, the secrets, lies and stories behind your neighbours lives.. how well do you really know them? what is hiding behind closed doors? With twists and turns on every page, this book will intregue you, frighten you, and may even make you question even your own family! 4 stars. - Sarah (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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Have you wondered about your neighbours, especially ones that just move in. Well thats what the women of Pleasant Court think of their new neighbour Isabelle. A single woman moving into a family home, located in a family orientated court what could she be hiding?? Put the kettle on, put phone on silent, settle in for a great gripping, page turner, based in the Melbourne town of Sandringham. - Louise (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth takes us on a journey into the lives of the families occupying a suburban street in Melbourne. Intriguing and insightful it makes you wonder what is going on in your own street and weather or not someone could silently be crying out for help. - Belinda (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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The author wrote this book at home while she was pregnant. She wondered what her neighbours were up to, and did she really know them that well. That is the premise for this great novel. Set in a quite peaceful town, the neighbours seem normal but all have secrets to hide. Then a mysterious stranger arrives to add to the intrigue. Heaps of twists and turns that you don't expect. A thrilling read. - Peter (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth's female plot driven book "The Family Next Door" has a very "Desperate Housewives" feel to it. Expect drama, gossip, secrets, love and betrayal. The story focuses on five complicated yet compelling women and their relationships. An intriguing read which leaves you asking the question, how well do you really know your neighbours? Fans of Liane Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" will enjoy! - Stacey (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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Sally Hepworths new book 'The Family Next Door' is simply addictive. Halfway through the book there were a few late nights as I lied to myself that I would read "just one more chapter"! Beautifully written, I could picture myself on Pleasant Court as secrets became unravelled. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good bit of scandal and intrigue. - Kylie (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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In a Melbourne suburb a collection of families seem to live a perfect life. Yet when a single woman rents a house on the street, many secrets come to life. The search for a missing baby reveals secrets, lies, betrayal and infidelities. How well do we really know our neighbours? Told from multiple points of view and featuring plenty of plot twists, this is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty. - Kerryn (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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You might tihnk you know your neighbours but things are not always as they seem. Hiding behind the daily pleasantries everyone has a story - whether they know it or not. Sally Hepworth touches us again with her insight into the vuilnerabilities of human nature and never disappoints. - Janet (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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I know i can pick up a Sally Hepworth title and devour a great story. The family next door completely blew me away. By far my favourite book this year. Think Liane Moriarty meets Desperate housewives. Adultery, kidnapping, illegitimate children are all within the twists and turns of this brilliant, humourous and drama filled story. - Chaille (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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The Family Next Door was really enjoyable - with flawed and relateable characters, and Sally Hepworth has a sharp edge in her take on the difficulties of modern life and motherhood that was very intriguing and entertaining. It had a good balance between the casual intricacies of every day life and the darker struggles people go through, meaning I zoomed through this one pretty quickly. - Madeleine (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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The drama of Liane Moriarty mixed with the relationships of Kate Morton, The Family Next Door is a brilliant, addictive reads that shows even in Pleasant Court, where the families look picture perfect, nothing is as it seems. Why has single, childless Isabelle moved in? Why is her new neighbour Essie suddenly drawn to her? What other secrets does Pleasant Court hold? - Jodie (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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The most addictive read of 2018! Have you ever wondered what does on behind the closed doors of those shiny happy peoplein your street? I have. Sally Hepworth has. After reading The Family Next Door you will too. Totally engrossing and endearingly relatable, you will think Sally is writing about you or someone you hold dear. We all have secrets, question is, whats your neighbours? - Joanne (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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Have you ever looked at the houses in your street and thought everyones lives seem so perfect. The family next door will soon snap you back to reality. Cheating,lying and deep dark secrets will all be revealed in the seemingly perfect Melbourne suburban street of Pleasant Court. This is a good light read with a twist. An enjoyable,thought provoking read - Helen (QBD)
, 27/02/2018
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As a fan of Liane Moriarty's 'Big Little Lies' this book was a great read! Full of drama, questions and interesting characters I really enjoyed watching the story unfold, and with it the many secrets that are hidden behind closed doors. Definitely an entertaining read that gives you a good dose of drama! - Abbey (QBD)
, 26/02/2018
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Simply unputdownable. As good, if not better than Liane Moriarty. The Family Next Door is set in a family orientated Melbourne suburb. Tension builds as a mysterious new neighbour arrives with serious intentions for them all. A riveting read about how the large and small secrets of the seemingly perfect residents threaten to destroy their not so idyllic lives. - Nola (QBD)
, 26/02/2018
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Curiosity is one of the first emotions we explore . Who isn't curious about what goes on in your neighbours' house? Hepworth's "The Family Next Door" delves into the deep secrets of Pleasant Court. Set in Melbourne, this addictive drama makes you question how well you know the neighbour you simply wave to. With secrets, twists and turns this is a must read for fans of "Big Little Lies" for sure. - Maddie (QBD)
, 26/02/2018
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The Family Next Door follows a series of tightly plotted family dramas: examining the relationships between a wide cast of relatable characters, while tackling the everyday struggles of parents and spouses with respect and grace. This book has the bite to keep you turning pages and guessing at what comes next, and the emotional pull to invest you in the outcome. A highly compulsive read. - Krystal (QBD)
, 26/02/2018
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The residents of Pleasant Court live seemingly perfect lives but with the arrival of the mysterious Isabelle long kept secrets are exposed. Set in the Melbourne suburbs, Hepworth has created a vivid and memorable story about the lies we tell not only to others but to ourselves. It feels as though it could be taking place on your own street, a must read for fans of Big Little Lies. - Tara (QBD)
, 26/02/2018
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For those that love Liane Moriarty, you'll love this book! The reason I liked it is because of how easy it is to read and how you find out the first secret in the first chapter. Mothers can relate to the first character, and being a book that grabs your attention and a reletively fast paced book made it an easy read for me. It's one of those books that I found hard to put down. Great read! - Tamara (QBD)
, 25/02/2018
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When Isabelle moves into Pleasant Court with no husband or child, residents of the family suburb are intrigued. But Ange, Fran and Essie have their own problems which Hepworth masterfully weaves together to create a compelling read. Tackling issues of post-partum depression, infidelity and the importance of family, The Family Next Door is a powerful book with a killer twist I didn't see coming. - Karrie (QBD)
, 25/02/2018
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We see our neighbours every day but do we truly know them? What hides behind their polite smile and friendly wave. For some what you see is what you get, for others however, a dark underbelly shies away from the light of inspection. Sally Hepworth's new novel, takes us through a guided tour of the of dark side of suburbia leaving me with the thought how well do I know the the Family Next Door. - Adrian (QBD)
, 25/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth's work has often been described as enchanting and engaging, but never before has she written a novel that blends her signature style with a story so gripping it would make Stephen King sweat. The Family Next Door is a deep dive into the relationships we forge and the secrets we believe to be better left unseen. - Samuel (QBD)
, 25/02/2018
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From imperfect parents to marriage drama, in this seemingly perfect neighbourhood there are dark secrets in every family, threatening to tear them apart. The new woman in the neighbourhood Isabelle; single, childless and renting, at odds with the perfect neighbourhood. The secret of what brought Isabelle to this particular neighbourhood will tear families apart and leave you completely shocked. - Coreena (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth has woven an interesting story about Essie, mother and wife living in Sandringham. The characters have depth which makes their story lines interesting and relateable. A child has gone missing and a new neighbour has moved in. What happens next will shake up this family in Pleasant Court. How much do you really know someone, do you know their story? Who do you call family? - David (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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My first thoughts after finishing this book was 'how have I not read anything by Sally Hepworth before?!' Friendly smiles are exchanged by letterboxes and neighbourly waves hello from across the street but the facades end as soon as the front door is closed. Hepworth has woven a relatable and realist tale from these flawed characters. If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty you will love this! - Caitlyn (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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I was hooked at page 85 that's where the secrets started to unvarel thick and fast for these families on Pleasant Court. You'll be drawn into their lives, loves and betrayals which run deeper than you can ever imagine, yet each character has a warmth and understanding that you'll connect to. If you love Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies this should be your next read! - Angela (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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You never know what goes on behind closed doors - not even your own! The residents of Pleasant Court all have their secrets, and nobody's lives are as perfect as they first seem. This book had me intrigued from the very beginning, and I quickly became invested in the lives of every single character. I haven't turned pages this fast since reading 'Big Little Lies' by Liane Moriarty! A must-read. - Emily (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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A book of intrigue, mystery and drama. Hepworth has managed to purely capture what it is to be neighbours. Polite smiles, scripted conversations, play dates and all the while not really knowing what happens behind closed doors. Full of human error and ways we can overcome our faults, this book is perfect for lovers of Liane Moriarty and Monica McInerney - Grace (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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Domestic fiction at its best. Suspenseful and intriguing. Why has single Isabelle moved into this family neighbourhood? What are the secrets that these women keep hidden? It all starts to unravel when it comes to light that Isabelle's choice to live here was no accident and this threatens to bring the deep secrets to light. A compelling novel along the same genre as Liane Moriarty. - Gina (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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Hidden behind the perfect houses of Pleasant Court, the lives of four women are slowly falling apart. Control freak Ange is furiously trying to keep her life from spinning out around her, whilst Fran can't stop running – but is she running from something, or to something? Essie has made mistakes and can't stop obsessing that she'll make the same mistake again. Personally, I loved Essie's storyline – relatable yet seriously flawed, Essie makes the reader question what they would do if they were pushed to breaking point. Then comes the mysterious Isabelle with a suitcase full of emotional baggage and a secret that she's trying desperately to hide. I absloutely adored this book, and thought it was perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Holly Wainwright. 10/10 must read! Emily, QBD Loganholme
, 24/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth delivers an engrossing novel of five women living in the same suburb, all hiding secrets. When a new neighbour arrives, their secrets come to light. I absolutely devoured The Family Next Door, finishing it in less than a day! This book is an incredible page-turner that keeps you hooked from the very start right to the end. If you loved 'Big Little Lies', this is the book for you! - Tariana (QBD)
, 24/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth has managed to create quite the neighbourhood scene throughout these pages. She allows the readers to gain a peek behind all those smiling faces and pleasant “Hello's” from driveway to driveway. We meet husbands who are playing make believe at their lives, children who are a direct product of their upbringing , and deceptions that are keeping these families safe... or are they? You will not want to put this book down until you know all the secrets. Quite an intriguing read. - Cassandra (QBD)
, 23/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth's newest offering is enticing, entertaining and enthralling. A neighbourhood where nothing is as it seems. Secrets are well kept and everyone is involved in your business. A compulsion to know your neighbour's secrets may result in your own dirty laundry being exposed. This is a must read for any fan of Liane Moriarty 's novels. - Melanie (QBD)
, 23/02/2018
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This book was definately a winner for me,i read it in a weekend and then passed it on to my daughter who passed it on to 2 other friends and was returned to me within a fortnight,it was that good that none of us could put it down.It had me looking at my own neighbours and comparing them to the characters in the book as i felt like i knew these characters.This book delves into the secrets that go on behind closed doors from affairs to depression and the strain of living the perfect life.This book is a must read for fans of Liane Moriarty & Gillian Flynn and will leave your jaw dropping as secrets are revealed. Mel Blacktown - Melissa (QBD)
, 23/02/2018
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The Family Next Door, the new novel by bestselling author Sally Hepworth, shows that everything is not as it seems. From afar the Melbourne suburb, Pleasant Court takes after it's name, however, as you seep in further it is riddled with secrecy, crime and deception. In this community composed of supposedly the most well-mannered and hopeful citizens it takes one outsider to unravel it all. - Rebekah (QBD)
, 23/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth's latest novel is full of twists & intrigue, leaving us to question how well we really know those close to us. Essie, Fran and Ange have a lot in common. They live on the same street, they all have children. And they all have something to hide. When Isabelle, single and childless, moves to the block, thirty years worth of secrets come to play. Fans of Liane Moriarty will devour this - Rosie (QBD)
, 23/02/2018
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The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth is a page turning domestic tale of the reality of motherhood. With gripping characters and inticing secrets, this book is a story that women verywhere will enjoy. The book is an enjoyable read for all, showing a fantasticly relatable set of women in there everyday lives. - Kate (QBD)
, 22/02/2018
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I really enjoyed this novel by Sally Hepworth - part mystery, part family drama, the story follows Essie, Fran, Ange and Isabelle as they navigate family life. Each one has a secret, and when the secrets come out, life will never be the same. - Shannon (QBD)
, 22/02/2018
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Sit down, relax, and get ready to find yourself enthralled by the characters, and all their juicy secrets, in Sally Hepworth’s new novel The Family Next Door. Follow the lives of Essie, Fran, and Ange as their worlds begin to unravel due to a new arrival to Pleasant Court. If you enjoyed Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, or have a love for soap opera Neighbours, you will find yourself curled up on the couch or slouched down in your warm bath as you begin to fall within the pages of this particularly captivating title. Enjoy readers! - Alex (QBD)
, 22/02/2018
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A brilliantly crafted drama with cleverly infused sub plots. Set in Melbourne suburbia in the perfect street. But how perfect is it? Secrets and lies, deception and delusion and love drive this twisted tale and Sally will have you gripped till the final page. A fabulous read that can easily stand along side any Liane Moriarty orJodi Picoult. - Gillian (QBD)
, 21/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth's newest novel follows 4 or you could say 5 neighbours in the same Melbourne St. Do you really know your neighbours? For these 4-5 women,they thought each other's lives were perfect. But not all what it seems..... Lies,secrets & imperfections come to light in the so called "family upbringing street". An unputadownable read!! - Sally (QBD)
, 21/02/2018
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This is the first Sally Hepworth book I have read; it won't be the last! Told from the viewpoints of multiple women, Sally masterfully weaves together a story that you can't put down. Follow as the cover of their perfect lives are stripped away, one by one. Definitely recommend for fans of Liane Moriarty. - Alexandra (QBD)
, 20/02/2018
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A cautionary tale reminding readers that all may not be as it seems when it comes to lives of those living around you. The Family Next Door follows five women living on the same street with seemingly perfect lives.Forced to face depression, infidelity and child abduction five women face hardships many can relate to, and come out on top forming strong friendships in the process. - Emma (QBD)
, 16/02/2018
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The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth is set in the bayside suburb Sandringham. In the intimate street of Pleasant Court everyone knows each, or do they really? Each chapter is a different characters perspective, which shows you how nothing is really as it seems in this perfect neighbourhood. This book will keep you guessing as Hepworth slowly reveals pieces of the puzzle. Everyone has a secret. - Sally (QBD)
, 16/02/2018
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Sally Hepworth’s novel ‘The Family Next Door’ is a page-turner shrouded in drama and mystery. Hepworth uses mysterious characters to keep the reader intruiged and to create an overall fantastic novel. - Dezeree (QBD)
, 15/02/2018
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This book felt like the plot was lacking any depth. There were a lot of paths that didn't go anywhere. I was left uninspired and with a feeling of incompleteness. At the beginning of this book, Essie leaves her baby in a park and goes home, then it jumps 3 years into the future and follows the stories of five different women, leaving this story a little to the wayside. There was so much potential, but this “Baby-Leaving” never seemed to tie in with the rest of the story. Essie is now with another baby and suffering from post-partum depression. This really seemed like enough to explain the situation rather than a history of an incident 3 years ago. Does anyone know what happened to the “Neighbourhood Watch”? Another story development that went nowhere. - Nathan (QBD)
, 15/02/2018
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Pleasant Court may appear completely pleasant from the outside, but it is not quite so pleasant if you scratch the surface even a little. All the houses may look the same, the residents may all wear the same pleasant smile, but behind these unassuming facades are unimaginable stories. These complicated individuals have more heartache and tribulation then anyone could expect. - Sam-Maree (QBD)
, 15/02/2018
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This novel delves into the minds of several families following five complicated women. In Pleasant Court, a community where everyone really is “Pleasant” and you are friends with all your neighbours, I can only say nothing is as it seems, no one is as they seem and there are so many interesting paths to follow. I did not see the big change coming, I love when that happens. - Sam-Maree (QBD)
, 15/02/2018
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In this well written humorous drama, suburban wives are faced with unique and comical situations. The Family Next Door is particularly refreshing read and becomes easily time consuming. Sally Hepworth once again delivers a mesmerising tale following her success of The Mother's Promise and The Secrets of Midwives. - Laura (QBD)
, 15/02/2018
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There's always a secret behind closed doors, no matter how close to the people who live next to you are. What will you do to protect the peace and quiet of your neighbourhood? Personally, I believe this books is better than most of Liane Moriarty's books. Read it and prove me wrong, but I think that's unlikely. - Karina (QBD)
, 13/02/2018
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This book took me in at the first event Essie leaving her newborn at the park, I could not believe it and had to find out what happens. The story jumps into the future and suddenly I am captivated by four other characters: Barbara, Ange, Fran and Isabelle all have their very unique issues that they keep hidden. This novel delves into the minds of several families following five complicated women. In Pleasant Court, a community where everyone really is “Pleasant” and you are friends with all your neighbours, I can only say nothing is as it seems, no one is as they seem and there are so many interesting paths to follow. I did not see the big change coming, I love when that happens. Well done Sally Hepworth! - Sam-Maree (QBD)
, 09/02/2018
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Have you ever thought about what secrets your neighbours have been keeping when they close there doors at night? I know I have. Well at Pleasant Court everyones secrets are being revealed and some of them are not so pleasant and others are down right disturbing. I'm not going to give to much away just that it's a must read for 2018. Sally has out done herself again. - Barbara (QBD)
, 23/01/2018

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