The residents of Pleasant Grove think everyone else has the perfect life, but nothing could be further from the truth. This seemingly perfect neighborhood is full of secrets.

When Isabelle moves into the neighborhood, she is an immediate object of curiosity to Ange, Fran and Essie. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? And why does she seem to know so much about everyone in the neighborhood?

The women of the neighborhood tell this story in alternating viewpoints, which gives the reader an excellent way to get to know each of the characters. Ms. Hepworth does an excellent job of giving a complete picture of who these women are.

Fast paced from the beginning, I read The Family Next Door in a day. The story moves along nicely and the suspense kept me turning the pages quickly. I was completely floored by the reveal and thought it was well done. Each storyline introduced here is believable. You can put yourselves into these women’s places. You might not like everything they’ve done, but it’s real life.

This is the second book I’ve read by Ms. Hepworth and she is quickly becoming an author whose new works I will eagerly seek out. If you like a family drama with lots of mystery mixed in, this book is for you.

Advanced copy of The Family Next Door provided by NetGalley.


Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Family Next Door

Author: Sally Hepworth

Release Date: March 6, 2018

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