The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster

the hidden hours

Keeping her secret may save her family.

But telling it may save her life.


beneath the

How do you move on

if the past won't let you go?


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The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster
The Hidden Hours



About Sara Foster

Sara Foster is the internationally published, bestselling author of five novels. Before Sara was an author she worked as a book editor, and has helped to produce over 100 published books, both fiction and non-fiction, including novels by Paullina Simons, Kathryn Fox and Liane Moriarty. She lives in Western Australia with her husband and children. Find out more about Sara here.


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 The best kind of delivery! All last year's hard work now comes in a beautiful little package. Thanks @simonschusterau - 2 weeks and counting till we hit the shops! #bookstagram #hiddenhours #happyauthor  Excited to see I'm in Heat 4 of @booktopiabooks search for Australia's Favourite author - I would love your vote! This list has many of my favourite writers on it, and this is only one of numerous days of voting. Voting link is and you can vote for as many authors as you like until tomorrow morning. #ausfaveauthor #australianauthor #books #bookstagram  I have had v little internet connection for the past few months - here's one of the things I got up to! I'm second from right with head out of water watching my 7yo who was on one of her first snorkels! But I did get to watch, and what a privilege to swim with these graceful creatures. #justanotherdayinwa #mantaray #holidays #amazing #loveouroceans
 Is it just me or was there a face in the sky last night? #cloudstagram #sunset #westernaustralia  I spent yesterday morning at Bhodinyana monastery with my sisters and eldest daughter, and was lucky enough to meet Ajahn Brahm, Buddhist monk and teacher, whose books I love. The community welcomed us with open arms, we felt instantly at home during the ceremony and meal and afterwards spent some time in this beautiful meditation hall. If you haven't read any of Ajahn's books then check them out - they are funny, uplifting and life-affirming. #buddhism #soulfood #meditation #ajahnbrahm #books  Best book title I have seen all year! Embrace the joy! #bookstagram #messywriter
 Can't wait to do this event with @natashalesterauthor - if you are in south west WA please join us at 6.30 on 30 March. For bookings call 08 9754 4410. #busselton #southwestwa #booksigning #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #authorevent  From marine mammals to macropods, I've had an animaltastic couple of days #quokka #rottnest #justanotherdayinwa✔️  This week I talked about my new novel the Hidden Hours for the first time with the brilliant Cheryl Akle from @betterreadingau - I have only just finished editing it so it all feels very new and exciting! Full interview here: #betterreadingau #writersofinstagram #writing #newnovel #thriller #suspense #authorsofinstagram #authorinterview #editingistough
 Photo #reposts @natashalesterauthor @dranitaheiss from the first 24 hours of a brilliant Perth Writers Festival where I got to catch up with some of my dearest author buddies and hear about some fabulous books! Can't wait for day 2. #pwf17 #writersofinstagram #aussieauthors @perthfest  I had an incredible start to the New Year swimming with these amazing creatures - now I want to write another book featuring dolphins! #wildandfree #dolphins #shallowbreath #justanotherdayinwa✔️  It's been an amazing week for the Foster family - we hiked the Great Wall with our two young kids - kudos to my husband for carrying the 3yo up a zillion steep steps. Now I'm about to spend two days listening to some incredible scholars from China and Australia talking about their work - can't wait. #sevenwonders #bliss #lovingchina
 Here we come #pwf17 - - looking forward to chairing a session with the fabulous @dranitaheiss and the equally fabulous Zana Fraillon @perthfest #writersofinstagram  In my house the dolls are stuffed in a drawer while the animals dress to impress and live in the dolls house.  Waiting for my event on writing suspense at the Avon Valley Festival, and Northam is looking mighty fine today. #writersofinstagram #Northam #justanotherdayinwa✔️
 I didn't make it past the Heat 4 of @booktopiabooks search for Australia's favourite author but all these amazing people did! There's more voting going on over the next week so you can keep supporting your fave Aussie authors! #ausfaveauthor #bookstagram #books #australianauthor  So excited to show you my new book cover - isn't it fab! Hidden Hours will be released April 2017. #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #bookcover #thriller #suspense #mystery #london #australia #whodunnit #hurray  Just spent the afternoon engrossed listening to the stories of this amazing wildlife photographer Bob Poole - reminded me of how much I loved researching Shallow Breath - perhaps it is time to try a sequel if I get to hear more of these talks. Check out - what a spectacular place, and this morning I had no idea it existed. #elephants #inspiration #bobpoolefilms #gorongosa

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