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The Hidden Hours - Sara Foster

Paperback Published: 1st April 2017
ISBN: 9781925184815
Number Of Pages: 384

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

Keeping her secret may save her family.

But telling it may save her life.

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, but now tragedy seems to follow her wherever she goes. 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 her missing hours and uncover 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, Eleanor fears she can’t even trust herself, let alone the people around her. And soon, she’ll find herself in a race against time to find out just what happened that night – and discover just how deadly some secrets can be.

Praise for Sara Foster

'Effortless suspense and dramatic power' -- Sydney Morning Herald

'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

ISBN: 9781925184815
ISBN-10: 1925184811
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.5

Sara Foster

About the Author

I moved to Perth, WA, from the UK in my late twenties, and I’m proud to belong to both places. I remember sitting in the back of a car travelling through Melbourne when I was seven years old, peering out at gum trees and somehow knowing this country was home too. Britain has better pubs, greener grass and tastier chocolate, but Australia has sunnier beaches, bigger portions of cake and a brilliant assortment of weird animals waiting for me to photograph them, so here I am. My extended family is scattered worldwide, and I’m resigned to always missing someone. However, I’m soppily grateful that I get to see my husband and daughter every day.

I was at my wisest when I was about five years old – back then I’m sure I knew exactly what life was about, and could have told you I wanted to write for a living. However, by the time I left university I was overwhelmed by possibilities. Life had to keep intervening and pointing the way for me, until finally I began to get it. I then pursued my writing very quietly for a number of years, while moonlighting as an editor helping other people with similar dreams. Eventually, I took the plunge and waved my book off into the big wide world, where it was fortunate enough to meet some brilliant people who have helped it climb onto shelves around the country. I hope it is the first of many.

I have volunteered for various charities throughout my life, including Save the Children, War Child and more recently Sea Shepherd. I’m a strong believer in the tremendous difference they all make to the world, and would always like to do more. Back in 2002, I went for drinks with Jessica Adams and Helen Basini, and our enthusiastic conversation about books for charity laid the foundation for the international bestselling Kids’ Night In series, raising money for War Child. I continue to work with Jessica on the fantastic female-friendly travel website www.holidaygoddess.com, as one of their contributors.

I enjoy living in my imagination, but occasionally I also like to get out into the real world, where in the past I have strapped myself onto rucksacks, photography gear, scuba diving tanks, and on two occasions a burly parachutist. At present I am usually found clinging on to a small toddler’s hand, while said toddler tries to shake me off and lose me. If she gets too good at this, she may find herself strapped to me as well.

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