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The Hush

book | Fiction | Nov 2021
ANZ → HarperCollins
US → Blackstone (Ed. Stephanie Koven)

Everything can change in a heartbeat... The pulse-pounding new thriller from the bestselling author of You Don't Know Me. 

Lainey's friend Ellis is missing. And she's not the only one.

In the six months since the first case of a terrifying new epidemic - when a healthy baby wouldn't take a breath at birth - the country has been thrown into turmoil. The government has passed sweeping new laws to monitor all citizens. And several young pregnant women have vanished without trace.

As a midwife, Lainey's mum Emma is determined to be there for those who need her. But when seventeen-year-old Lainey finds herself in trouble, this dangerous new world becomes very real. The one person who might help is Emma's estranged mother, but reaching out to her will put them all in jeopardy...

The Hush is a new breed of near-future thriller, an unflinching look at a society close to tipping point and a story for our times, highlighting the power of female friendship through a dynamic group of women determined to triumph against the odds.


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Magnificent. Writer envy. Foster is changing the game.

Nikki Gemmell, bestselling author

Brilliantly imagined and superbly told, this story reaches out and grabs you right from the outset. It's impossible to put down, not just because of the gripping plot but because the three women at the centre of the book wind themselves around your heart as they struggle to comprehend the increasingly frightening world they're living in. This is the novel everyone will be talking about this year.

Natasha Lester, bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress

Smart and considered, this is the book I wish I had written. Sara Foster is one of my favourite writers.

Dervla McTiernan, bestselling author of The Ruin and The Scholar

Terrifyingly plausible - and utterly compelling.

Wendy James, award-winning author of Out Of The Silence

Highly original and thought-provoking, The Hush is a compelling page-turner.

Anna Downes, author of The Safe Place

Right from the first page, Foster had me gripped. The Hush will be the thriller of the year.

Meredith Jaffé, author of The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah

A terrifying premise, compelling characters and a plot that had me racing to finish.

Katye Nunn, bestselling author of The Botanist's Daughter

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