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Sometimes, the most perfect families are hiding the most terrible secrets. How well do you know the people next door…?
Everybody wants to live on Hogarth Street, the pretty, tree-lined avenue with its white houses. The new family, The Wests, are a perfect fit. Katherine and Josh seem so in love and their gorgeous five-year-old twins race screeching around their beautiful emerald-green lawn.
But soon people start to notice: why don’t they join backyard barbecues? Why do they brush away offers to babysit? Why, when you knock at the door, do they shut you out, rather than inviting you in?
Every family has secrets, and on the hottest day of the year, the truth is about to come out. As a tragedy unfolds behind closed doors, the dawn chorus is split by the wail of sirens. And one by one the families who tried so hard to welcome the Wests begin to realise: Hogarth Street will never be the same again.
A completely gripping, twist-packed psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and Lisa Jewell.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley, too For this fantastic read, here’s my honest review. Talk about a gripping tale, one that keeps you reading Told from different points of view you wonder where its leading Wow -this is a mother’s total nightmare But there are neighbours who care And one old lady who’s brave Can she this family save? On Hogarth Street something feels stranger But just why and who could be in danger? A delivery is made for Katherine West who Tells Logan to leave it, what should he do? He feels that something bad is going on But can’t leave the parcel and is soon gone. There’s a neighbour who is worried, too, She’s Gladys and she’s not sure what to do. She’s kind and caring, likes looking after others But a busybody is what she’s called by some of the mothers. Does the family living across the street Really need her help in this dreadful heat? Two men whose childhood upbringing was tough, One determined to prove that he’s good enough. The other’s been brainwashed by his Dad And all his thoughts seem to be so sad. This story is about families and neighbours who Learn to look after each other in all they see and do. It is a psychological thriller A brilliant read, an edge of your seat chiller. Shots, danger and children to defend, It has a shocking twist towards the end. I highly recommend this to anyone who Enjoys this genre, like I do, too!
Nicole Trope went to university to study Law but realised the error of her ways when she did very badly on her first law essay because, as her professor pointed out, ‘It’s not meant to be a story.’
She studied teaching instead and used her holidays to work on her writing career and complete a Masters’ degree. In between raising three children, working for her husband and renovating houses, she has published six novels. She lives in Sydney, Australia.