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The Hidden Girls

Rebecca Whitney



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14 January 2021
How does the saying go? Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get you . . .

For Ruth, a new mother recovering from postpartum psychosis, every day is difficult and, after months spent hearing voices in the walls and trusting no one, she's no longer confident in her own judgement. Neither, it seems, is anyone else.

So, when she hears a scream from the local petrol station one night, she initially decides it must be her mind playing tricks again. The police, too, are polite but firm: she must stop calling them every time she thinks she hears something. And her husband is frustrated: he'd hoped Ruth was getting better at last.

Ruth can't quite let it go . . . What if there was a scream? What if it was someone in trouble? Someone who needs Ruth's help?

Exploring the dark and isolating side of motherhood, the question at the heart of The Hidden Girls is how much you can help someone else when you can't trust anyone - even yourself . . .
By:   Rebecca Whitney
Imprint:   MANTLE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781447265870
ISBN 10:   1447265874
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   14 January 2021
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rebecca Whitney's debut, The Liar's Chair, was published in 2015. As well as novels, Rebecca writes short stories and features, and also teaches creative writing. She lives in Sussex. The Hidden Girls is her second novel.

Reviews for The Hidden Girls

Compelling and unsettling -- Laura Wilson in the <i>Guardian </i>on <i>The Liar's Chair</i> This impressive debut will cleverly draw you in, then spit you out shivering and on edge -- <i>Sun</i> on<i> The Liar's Chair</i> Pacy and pitch-dark -- <i>Sunday Mirror </i>on <i>The Liar's Chair</i> An extremely promising literary newcomer * Grazia * Whitney is definitely a name to keep your eye on * Stylist * An intriguing and suspenseful psychological thriller with a fascinating protagonist suffering from postpartum psychosis . . . Original and timely -- Jenny Quintana, author of <i>The Missing Girl </i>and <i>Our Dark Secret</i> Moving and terrifying, The Hidden Girls is a page-turning thriller with a compassionate heart that twists and turns on every page. I loved it -- Kate Hamer, author of <i>The Girl in the Red Coat</i> and <i>Crushed</i>

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