The Neighbors

Abby looks forward to meeting the family who just moved in across the street—until she realizes they’re the one couple who could expose her deepest secrets

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…

Brimming with emotional tension and unrelenting suspense, McKinnon’s debut explores how the lies we tell to protect each other can become the very things that tear our lives apart.

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Praise for The Neighbors:

“Secrets and scandal are at the heart of Hannah Mary McKinnon’s up-all-night tale, in which new neighbors threaten to unearth long-buried skeletons. 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.”

– Kimberly Belle, bestselling author of THE MARRIAGE LIE


“In THE NEIGHBORS, Hannah Mary McKinnon twists 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 and EVERY LAST LIE


“THE NEIGHBORS by Hannah Mary McKinnon has everything you could want in a novel of domestic suspense: the perfect couple, the perfect neighbors and haunting secrets that won’t stay hidden. In THE NEIGHBORS, McKinnon expertly leads you down a dark, twisty path and just when you think you are safe, McKinnon has 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…and in Hannah Mary McKinnon’s suspenseful domestic novel, THE NEIGHBORS, this truth leads to the dramatic unravelling of two families connected by more than their addresses. Loved the twists and turns and surprises through the pages, and stayed up far too late finishing this book!”

– Karma Brown, bestselling author of IN THIS MOMENT


“Twisty and riveting, suspenseful and smart, Hannah Mary McKinnon’s novel lingers well after you close the cover.”

– Tish Cohen, bestselling author of TOWN HOUSE and THE TRUTH ABOUT DELILAH BLUE


“An emotionally-charged domestic suspense novel that will keep you guessing right up until the last page, THE NEIGHBORS is a riveting exploration of a marriage that will make you question how well you can ever really know the ones you love.”

– Bianca Marais, author of HUM IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE WORDS


“THE NEIGHBORS keeps building, pulling you in, and just when you think you’ve figured out what will happen next, a twist will leave you breathless. An emotional, smart and gripping story, you’ll race through the pages, waiting to discover just how wrong you were, again. Brilliantly done!”

– Kaira Rouda USA Today Bestselling Author of BEST DAY EVER


“Hannah Mary McKinnon spins a captivating tale of secrets and lies with such intriguing characters you can’t help but root for. There were so many twists and turns that I raced to the end for the final reveal. You don’t want to miss this one!”


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Hannah Mary McKinnon

Hannah Mary McKinnon 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. The Neighbors is Hannah Mary’s second novel. She 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,

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