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Sally Hepworth

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Tietoja tekijästä

Sally Hepworth is a writer living in Australia. She started out working in Human Resources and event management. She started writing her first book, Love Like the French, while on maternity leave with her first child. The book tells the story of a British woman who goes to France after an accident näytä lisää leaves her husband in a coma. The character goes to France to see what the French could teach her about living. Her other titles include: The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, The Mother's Promise, The Family Next Door, and The Mother-in-Law. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Mother-in-Law (2019) 1,098 kappaletta
The Good Sister (2020) 925 kappaletta
The Soulmate (2022) 643 kappaletta
The Younger Wife (2021) 522 kappaletta
The Family Next Door (2018) 492 kappaletta
The Things We Keep (2015) 467 kappaletta
The Secrets of Midwives (2015) 437 kappaletta
The Mother's Promise (2017) 274 kappaletta
Uncharted Waters (2022) 75 kappaletta
Darling Girls: A Novel (2023) 62 kappaletta
Love Like the French (2014) 1 kappale

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Twenty five years ago, Jessica, Norah, and Alicia were placed in foster care with Miss Fairchild at Wild Meadows in Port Agatha. The placement was a horror show of manipulation and abuse. For survival, the girls bonded together and considered themselves sisters, always having each other’s backs. Now adults, still with strong feelings of sisterhood and their own individual neuroses, they are hurtled back to the past when they receive a call that bones have been discovered on the property that once housed Wild Meadows. They return there to be questioned by the authorities trying to solve the mystery. Are the women witnesses or suspects?

Sally Hepworth is a bestselling Australian author; I have read and enjoyed some of her prior books. Told in alternating timelines, and POVs, this is a slow burn thriller with excellent character development, twists, and turns. The horrors that can sometimes be part of the foster care system especially with a pathological caregiver are chronicled here and endured by three bright, resourceful, loyal to each other young females. An engrossing, poignant read that is not all sinister; there is also wit, humor (albeit sometimes dark), and hope for the future of these three women who have formed a non traditional, but strong family.

Random thoughts: Read this book just to find out why Norah’s dogs are named Couch, Converse, and Thong! I think the ending will elicit varied reactions…..what will you think of it?
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vkmarco | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 25, 2024 |
Enjoyably readable; mostly very engaging. Solid workmanship, though unimpressed with aspects of plot line & 'reveals'. The switches in time (now, then) were a bit distracting and took me out of the story. The narrative flow around compelling events was occasionally too drawn out and the prolonged drama at the ending flat-lined. Author Hepworth has shown in previous novels that she can write a strong psychological thriller with more finesse than one encounters here.
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SandyAMcPherson | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2024 |
This is my first Hepworth book. It kept my attention all the way through. Fern and Rose, while twins, are as opposite as can be. Fern has sensory disorder and works in a library where she is really good at her job. Rose seems to be the twin always in control and tends to try to take care of her sister. Childhood secrets are slowly revealed throughout the book. It s a thriller but not as extreme as other thrillers I have read.
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travelgal | 68 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 11, 2024 |
Interesting Twist

This short story largely takes place on a chartered cruise ship. Interesting premise, interesting characters, interesting moral dilemma, and interesting twist.
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bschweiger | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |



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