I am a people watcher. I will be at a park, mall, doctor’s office, anywhere really, and want to know all about the people I see. What is their story? If you are anything like me, you must read Sally Hepworth’s newest story, a suspense-filled book about the neighborhood of Pleasant Court.
Our three main characters are:
Essie, mom of two young girls, who is questioning her sanity on a regular basis since she is barely sleeping with a newborn. At least her mom, Barbara, is always available to lend a helping hand.
Fran, former lawyer, harnessing a big secret neither her husband nor her closest friends know.
Ange, the neighborhood queen bee with two boys and perfect husband.
Everything between these friends is perfectly fine until a new neighbor, Isabelle, moves into the neighborhood. Her presence becomes unsettling to the women as lives are forever changed.
How relatable was this? First-time mothers struggling with their newborns, just trying to function on lack of sleep. Husbands gone at work so their wives couldn’t get a break. New mysterious neighbors that seem to have an agenda. I guarantee you’ll find something to relate to in this book.
The short chapters made this story compulsively readable. I needed to keep flipping to gain more insight. And just when I thought I knew where it was going, I was thrown for a loop. The dialogue and settings reminded me of a Liane Moriarty novel so fans of hers should definitely pick this up. I’m glad Hepworth tried her hand at suspense and I hope she writes more in the genre.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: SALLY HEPWORTH is a human resource professional. A graduate of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, Sally started writing novels after the birth of her first child. Sally has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the UK, and Canada, and she now writes full-time from her home in Melbourne, where she lives with her husband and three young children. She is the author of The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, and The Mother’s Promise.
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