#BookReview: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth @SallyHepworth @StMartinsPress

34964898My Review…

Why in the world did this beautiful single woman move into our family oriented cul-de-sac?

This is the question everyone on the street is asking and wondering about because she has no children. There are quite a few characters/families to keep up with, but it doesn’t take long to sort them out because they each have have a unique story. I enjoyed the multiple POV’s from the ladies themselves. It was like getting to peek behind their doors and see behind the facade.

I liked the way this mystery unfolded and caught me off guard.  At times, I felt the tension jumping from the pages and wanted to shake some of the ladies and ask them what they were thinking.  I enjoyed Hepworth’s writing style and was totally pulled into all the drama of each household.  A page turner with a tidy ending (that left me wanting something a bit more tangled).

Each chapter ended with mini cliff hangers that had me devouring this one in no time. Fans of domestic suspense are in for a ride! Lot’s of fun here.

Thanks to Netgalley for my ARC.

4 Stars!

Book Description…

A gripping domestic page-turner full of shocking reveals, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Amanda Prowse and Kerry Fisher.

The small suburb of Pleasant Court lives up to its name. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows their neighbours, and children play in the street.

Isabelle Heatherington doesn’t fit into this picture of family paradise. Husbandless and childless, she soon catches the attention of three Pleasant Court mothers.

But Ange, Fran and Essie have their own secrets to hide. Like the reason behind Ange’s compulsion to control every aspect of her life. Or why Fran won’t let her sweet, gentle husband near her new baby. Or why, three years ago, Essie took her daughter to the park – and returned home without her.

As their obsession with their new neighbour 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.



  1. I really like the sound of this one. It reminds a bit of the TV Show, Desperate Housewives with all the drama from the ladies on Wisteria Lane. Pleasant Court sounds equally interesting. Add this to my TBR. Fab review, Holly!

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