The Hush

By Sara Foster

Read by Tamala Shelton and Cathi Ogden

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Runtime

12h 57m

Release

11-02-21

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Runtime

12h 57m

Release

11-02-21

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Overview

A Crime Reads Pick of Best New Books of the Week

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.

It’s been six months since the first case of a sudden epidemic—when a healthy baby wouldn’t take a breath at birth—and 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 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.

Book discussion questions are available here: https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/www.blackstoneaudio.com/The_Hush_Discussion_Questions.pdf

Editorial Reviews

“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

“Smart and considered, this is the book I wish I had written. Sara Foster is one of my favorite writers.”  Dervla McTiernan, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Murder Rule

“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

“Terrifyingly plausible—and utterly compelling.” Wendy James

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

“If you’re one of those people who have sweated out every day of the pandemic and pondered where all this is leading, The Hush may be the horror story that haunts your daily nightmares.” Bookreporter

“This book was both amazing and terrifying at the same time…I highly recommend this one.” Manhattan Book Review

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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 daughters, and is a doctoral candidate at Curtin University.