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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 My 3 year old had to design a house and add her family this morning (with a little help!). You might recall I only have two children so who is the girl in the doorway? Why, that's my little one's imaginary friend, who has been with us for about 6 months now - and gets pride of place!! The stories she tells us about what they get up to makes me wonder if this kid has a storytelling future! #childhood  Great night watching this awesome movie with @seashepherdaustralia - amazing work and still going in the #fightforthebight - protecting some of Australia's greater and lesser known national treasures. BP have pulled out but it's not over yet and they need support for all their great work #seashepherdaustralia #greataustralianbight #conservation #inspiring #jeedara #migaloo #whalenursery #sealions  It's the final countdown (der ne ner ner, der ne ne ne ner)! My website is ticking down to publication - although you may already find it in a few shops! #hiddenhours #publicationday #happyauthor #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #80schild
 I will be at Dymocks Ellenbrook at 11 am tomorrow signing books for Mother's Day - come and say hi! #authorevent #booksigning #hiddenhours #thehiddenhours #mothersdaygift #ellenbrook #perthevents #dymocks  Author event next week! Come and hear all about the Hidden Hours - bookings essential #hiddenhours #thehiddenhours #fiction #perthevents #mountlawley #beaufortstreetbooks #authorevent  Just back from 2 very enjoyable events in the southwest with @natashalesterauthor talking about our new books at Mandurah library and @dymocksbusselton - thanks for having us and thanks to everyone who came along!
 Check out this fab illustration of me and Mark Greenwood talking with Anita Kirkbright about death in our books - drawn earlier today by the very talented Marina Baker at #bigsky2017 #writersofinstagram #writerslife  Last few days of being one of the iBooks books of the month for April alongside some incredible books including my great pal @natashalesterauthor - it's been a lot of fun watching my book nudge between some amazing names (my author heroes!) for a little while in the fiction charts - and my first book Come Back to Me has even had a look in too! #thehiddenhours #hiddenhours #comebacktome #iBooks #happyauthor #fiction  Mandurah and Busselton people, @natashalesterauthor and I will be heading your way tomorrow to talk about our new books and all things writing - 1.30 at Mandurah library and 6.30 at @dymocksbusselton Come and join us, we would love to see you there! #writing #authorevent #busselton #mandurah #southwestwa #peelregion #bookstagram #hermotherssecret #thehiddenhours
 David Hunt and Meg McKinlay nailing it during the 'films win, books lose' debate at perhaps the best festival session ever - face hurting from laughing! #bigsky2017 #authorswon #theywereagainstbooks!  Today I discovered that school rooms 100 years ago really hated those tricky words! #worddemons #kalamundahistoricvillage  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
 Audiobook - check. Obligatory popcorn - check. Delicious snack of own book cover made by the multi-talented @well_read_cookie and sent across the country by @Simon schusterau - check! It's time for Big Sky festival - see you soon Geraldton!! #bookstagram #bigskyfestival #geraldton #bookcookie #writersofinstagram #writersfestivals  Very excited to be part of @SydWritersFest's 2017 line-up! Head to to see the program and book tickets. #sydneywritersfestival  Is it just me or was there a face in the sky last night? #cloudstagram #sunset #westernaustralia
 The amazingly talented @well_read_cookie turned my book cover into a cookie! Looks so good how could I ever eat it?! #bookstagram #cookies #hiddenhours #thehiddenhours  How serendipitous that on the weekend of my book release I go to a local event and see the book's central motif - paper cranes - everywhere!#papercranes #thehiddenhours #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #keepdreaming  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

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