Book Club

The Family Next Door – Sally Hepworth

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth was captivating tale about 3 women who are neighbors on a cul-de-sac. Fran, Ange and Essie are all mothers and wives but that is the only things they have in common. Each of these women are a little bit different in personality but vastly different in the secrets they each keep.

A new woman, Isabelle, comes into the picture and shakes things up – especially for Essie. Barbara, Essie’s mother and yet another neighbor on the cul-de-sac might hold the biggest secret of all, which Isabelle is ready to share with the world.

Between infidelity, sexuality and paternity questions, these women all have a lot to filter through and deal with. The underlying tone of this book is to be content with the life that you are given. Some of these women have taken or are taking their blessings or lives for advantage. Some have been dealt an extremely rough hand. But in the end, this book makes you want to appreciate what you have. But also stand up for yourself and be appreciated in return.

Secrets are all out in the open in the end. Families are united, reunited or maybe even divided for the best.

This book was unlike our normal psychological thrillers, but it was full of drama, much like a daytime soap opera. It was definitely well received and we intend to read more from this author. Hope you all enjoyed something a little different!


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