The Hidden Room

The Hidden Room

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Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect.

Except, it isn't.

Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart.

Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 28mm | 578g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 034900787X
  • 9780349007878
  • 909,975

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Powerful * Daily Mail * Dark and tense with a gasp-inducing twist * Woman and Home * Deeply creepy, but utterly gripping * Sunday Mirror * A chilling thriller * Good Housekeeping * Duffy writes with a judicious combination of power and subtlety, to create a haunting tale that lingers in the memory * Sunday Times (Crime Club) * A stunner . . . a psychological thriller of depth, intelligence and emotion * The Times * What a novel - dark, devious and shocking: chillingly nuanced, and with a remarkable candour about it, too. We never stop rooting for Laurie and Martha. * Andrew Taylor, number one bestselling author of Ashes of London * A dazzling, gripping novel - the kind of book you can't put down even as the tension rises to almost unbearable levels * William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier * Wonderfully gothic and sinuous, Duffy's The Hidden Room is a top-notch psychological thriller filled with crazed cults, strange occurrences and creepiness galore. A superbly original, highly tense and often moving crime novel * Stav Sherez * Duffy roars back into crime writing with her trademark intensity. The Hidden Room is spooky, atmospheric and as psychologically on point as it could be. If you want to be disturbed, read this book. * Alex Marwood * 'Corrosive secrets kept hidden with the best of intentions crawl into the light and threaten the happy present. Nobody turns the screw of tension tighter than Stella Duffy, giving it a final twist that left me gasping' * Val McDermid * 'Fast and bold and thrilling, The Hidden Room is an audacious take on the psychological thriller that turns the genre inside out' * Christobel Kent *
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About Stella Duffy

A highly acclaimed novelist and theatremaker, Stella Duffy has twice won a prestigious Crime Writers' Association Dagger for her short stories. She has also won Stonewall Writer of the Year twice. A co-director of the Fun Palaces campaign for greater access to culture for all, she was awarded an OBE for services to the Arts in 2016. Her website is
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Rating details

113 ratings
3.28 out of 5 stars
5 10% (11)
4 31% (35)
3 42% (47)
2 13% (15)
1 4% (5)
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