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The Family Next Door

Sally Hepworth

From the outside, Essie's life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essie's friends know her secret shame: that she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in a carriage in a park. When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity. As Essie and Isabelle grow close, it starts to become clear that Isabelle's choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light. An utterly absorbing tale of family drama by the author of The Mother's Promise (2017).