Beaumaris Books


Beaumaris Books
In association with Pan Macmillan Australia
Proudly presents an evening with
To coincide with the release of her new novel
the family next door

When: Tues 27th Feb 2018, 7.30pm

             23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris

Cost: Book & ticket together for just $55
          Also includes admission & finger food. Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone: 9589 4638


Bookings Essential

The family next door

From the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives comes a compelling new novel brimming with power and intrigue.

The safest suburbs often hold the deepest secrets. Such is the case for Essie, a mother of two. In a moment of maternal despair she once made a terrible mistake, one she will always regret. Essie has since recovered, but she fears what may still lurk inside her. Her neighbours in Pleasant Court have their own issues. Driven and organised, Ange appears to have everything under control, except perhaps her husband. Practical, intellectual Fran can’t stop running. For exercise, or something else? One day in February during an unprecedented Melbourne heatwave, someone new arrives. Isabelle is single and childless, when everyone else is married with kids. She is renting, when everyone else owns. Isabell’s job is mysteriously vague. Strangest of all, Isabelle is very curious about her neighbours. Too curious, some might say.

It soon becomes clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighbourhood was no accident. And that her presence might bring even more secrets to light…

Sally Hepworth has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the U.K. and Canada, where she worked in event management and Human Resources. While on maternity leave, Sally finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to write, the result of which was Love Like the French, published in Germany in 2014. While pregnant with her second child, Sally wrote The Secrets of Midwives, which became the highest selling debut Australian fiction in 2015, was published worldwide in English and translated into over ten languages. Following this Sally wrote The Things We Keep and The Mother’s Promise. Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and children.

Written by Andrew Martin — January 27, 2018