The Hidden Hours, by Sara Foster

19 Jul

Format: e-ARC, 384 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia

Published: 1 April 2017

ISBN: 9781925184815

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Back cover 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 review: This was my second Sara Foster book, and I enjoyed it far more than the first. This story was twisty, with the dual storylines from the past and present adding to the tension as Eleanor tries to remember what happened in the hidden hours when she was drugged on the night of the office party and Arabella Lane was killed. I wasn’t sure who had done it until the reveal at the end, which is always the mark of a superior thriller. The story from Eleanor’s past, too, was gripping and heartbreaking.

***Disclaimer: This e-ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to them. ***

My rating: 4/5




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