The Hush

By Sara Foster

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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.

Full Description

Release

11/2/21

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Release

11/2/21

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Description

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.

Praise

“Magnificent. Writer envy. Foster is changing the game.” Nikki Gemmell

“Terrifyingly plausible—and utterly compelling.” Wendy James

“Highly original and thought-provoking, The Hush is a compelling page-turner whose questions and ideas capture a cultural and political zeitgeist.” Anna Downes, bestselling author of The Safe Place

“Smart and considered, this is the book I wish I had written. Sara Foster is one of my favorite writers.”  Dervla McTiernan

“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 center 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, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Secret

Sara Foster

Author Biography

Sara Foster was born and raised in England and moved to Australia in 2004. She has published six other novels: Come Back to Me, Beneath the Shadows, Shallow Breath, All That Is Lost between Us, You Don’t Know Me, and The Hidden Hours. She lives near Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and two young daughters, and is a doctoral candidate with Curtin University.