The Neighbors: A Novel

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About this ebook

An English woman discovers her new neighbors could expose destructive old secret in this domestic thriller by the author of Time After Time.

After a night of fun back in 1992, Abby is responsible for a car crash that kills her beloved brother. It’s a mistake she can never forgive, so she pushes away Liam, the man she loves most, knowing that he would eventually hate her for what she’s done, the same way she hates herself.

Twenty years later, Abby’s husband, Nate, is also living with a deep sense of guilt. He was the driver who first came upon the scene of Abby’s accident, the man who pulled her to safety before the car erupted in flames—the man who could not save her brother in time. It’s this guilt, this regret, that binds them together. They understand each other. Or so Nate believes.

In a strange twist of fate, Liam moves into the neighborhood with his own family, releasing a flood of memories that Abby has been trying to keep buried all these years. Abby and Liam, in a complicit agreement, pretend never to have met, yet cannot resist the pull of the past—nor the repercussions of the terrible secrets they’ve both been carrying . . .

Praise for The Neighbors

“A haunting story about love, loss, and the complexities of marriage. A graphic, gritty exploration of unfulfilled desire and deceit with an explosive finale that readers won’t forget anytime soon.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Girl

“Secrets and scandal are at the heart of [this] up-all-night tale. Filled with a tangled web of twists and turns, The Neighbors is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat story all the way to the shocking end.” —Kimberley Belle, bestselling author of The Marriage Lie

‘‘The perfect couple, the perfect neighbors and haunting secrets that won’t stay hidden. McKinnon expertly leads you down a dark, twisty path and just when you think you are safe . . . one final surprise that will leave you gasping for air.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times–bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound

“Secrets never stay buried forever . . . Loved the twists and turns and surprises through the pages, and stayed up far too late finishing this book!” —Karma Brown, bestselling author of Come Away with Me and In This Moment

Ratings and reviews

11 reviews
A Google user
February 17, 2019
Couldn't put this book down! Read the entire thing in a weekend. Fabulous book! Hannah McKinnon is fast becoming one of my all-time favourite authors. Can hardly wait until her next book comes out!
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ErickaStarr Schierholz
December 19, 2018
Finished reading it in one day!! Couldnt put it down.. wish it would've ended differently though it would've been much better!
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Bell kins
September 22, 2019
This is a fantastic book. I could not put it down until it was finished.
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About the author

Hannah Mary was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. She now lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty-second commute. Connect with her on Facebook, on Twitter @HannahMMcKinnon, and on Instagram @HannahMaryMcKinnon. For more, visit her website at

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