The Hidden Hours

The Hidden Hours

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'An enthralling mystery that will keep readers guessing to the end.' Jane Harper, The Dry

'Effortless suspense and dramatic power.' Sydney Morning Herald

Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children's publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter's morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the newest employee at Parker & Lane - the office temp, Eleanor.

Eleanor has travelled to London to escape the repercussions of her traumatic childhood in outback Australia. To her horror, she has no memory of the crucial hours leading up to Arabella's death - memory that will either incriminate or absolve her.

As Eleanor desperately tries to remember the events of that fateful night, her own extended family is dragged further into the dark, terrifying terrain of blame, suspicion and guilt.

Caught in a crossfire of accusations and lies, Eleanor isn't sure she can trust anyone - not even herself. As she races to uncover the truth, she realises that someone is intent on stopping her. Someone who, like Eleanor, knows just how deadly the darkest secrets can be.

Keeping her secret may save her family.
But telling it may save her life.

More Praise for The Hidden Hours

'Shifts effortlessly between the past and the present in a tautly structured novel that explores themes of guilt, despair and loneliness.' Bookseller and Publisher

'The Hidden Hours dragged me into an atmosphere brimming with suspicion, accusation, questions and barely-under-the-surface violence.' Write Note Reviews

'Foster certainly knows how to create an unsettling life of the mind.' New York Times

More praise for Sara Foster

'Something for everyone: mystery, romance and mortal danger.' Kirkus Review

'Gripping, touching ... I was hooked from start to finish.' Favel Parrett

'Classic suspense but with a wonderful modern edge.' Hannah Richell
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 234 x 153mm
  • East Roseville, Australia
  • English
  • 1925184811
  • 9781925184815
  • 524,112

About Sara Foster

Sara Foster has written five critically acclaimed novels: Come Back to Me, Beneath the Shadows, Shallow Breath, All That is Lost Between Us and The Hidden Hours. She was born and raised in England, and moved to Australia in 2004. She lives in Perth with her husband and two children.

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3.63 out of 5 stars
- 2,131 ratings
5 17% (362)
4 40% (863)
3 33% (709)
2 7% (155)
1 2% (42)
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