The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster

Book blurb…

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.

My thoughts…

Sarah Foster’s, The Hidden Hours, hits the spot for those who love to read thrilling, evocative mysteries.

I felt so much for Eleanor as she tries to start a new life in London.  Unfortunately, her new life is affected by her past and her family.

The plot is well paced and keeps you reading to the end and the vivid descriptions were just right. I felt the cold of London’s winter and the loneliness of Eleanor’s childhood throughout the book.

Sara Foster introduces us to the character of Eleanor gradually. Eleanor’s current day troubles and her past as a child are beautifully told in a way that brings the past and present together in an ending you won’t see coming.

I am a Sara Foster fan and I’m thinking this is her best yet. Another fantastic Australian Author.

This review is also on Goodreads and Australian Women Writers Challenge


About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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