THE HUSH

**AVAILABLE NOW**

Everything can change in a heartbeat … The pulse-pounding new thriller from the bestselling author of You Don’t Know Me

A multigenerational, female-led thriller, and a terrifying conspiracy that goes right to the heart of the British Government.

Six months ago, in an English hospital, a healthy baby wouldn’t take a breath at birth. Since then there have been more tragedies, and now the country is in turmoil. The government is clamping down on people’s freedoms. The prime minister has passed new laws granting authorities sweeping powers to monitor all citizens. And young pregnant women have started going missing.

As a midwife, Emma is determined to be there for those who need her. But when her seventeen-year-old daughter Lainey finds herself in trouble, this dangerous new world becomes very real, and both women face impossible choices. The one person who might help is Emma’s estranged mother Geraldine, 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.

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Read The Hush? Check out my ‘Behind the Story‘ page – but WARNING, there are SPOILERS!

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PRAISE FOR THE HUSH

“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 centre 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 and THE RIVIERA HOUSE

“Smart and considered, this is the book I wish I had written. Sara Foster is one of my favourite writers.”
Dervla McTiernan, bestselling author of THE RUIN and THE GOOD TURN

“Magnificent. Writer envy. Foster is changing the game.”
Nikki Gemmill, author of THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE and THE RIPPING TREE

“Equal parts terrifying and enthralling, The Hush presents a frighteningly plausible future in this smart and thrilling novel with strong, likeable female leads and captivating twists and turns. I could not put it down and I could not stop talking about it.”
Nicola Moriarty, author of THE EX and THE FIFTH LETTER

“Highly original and thought-provoking, the hush is a compelling page-turner whose questions and ideas capture a cultural and political zeitgeist.”
Anna Downes, author of THE SAFE PLACE and THE SHADOW HOUSE

“Sara Foster’s vision of the post-pandemic world is terrifyingly plausible — and utterly compelling.”
Wendy James, author of THE GOLDEN CHILD and THE ACCUSATION

“Sara Foster’s The Hush is an all-too-believable near-future thriller, with a terrifying premise, compelling characters and a plot that had me racing to finish it.”
Kayte Nunn, author of THE SILK HOUSE and THE BOTANIST’S DAUGHTER

“A gripping, timely and relevant exploration of womanhood and the ways in which women’s bodies are regulated. Sara Foster delivers a futuristic cautionary tale that is both frightening and familiar, skilfully depicting a world that, despite technological advancement, is far from evolved.”
Amal Awad, author of THE THINGS WE SEE IN THE LIGHT

“Right from the first page, Foster had me gripped. The Hush will be the thriller of the year.”
Meredith Jaffe, author of THE DRESSMAKERS OF YARRANDARRAH PRISON

“A strong and thought-provoking book.”
Karina Kilmore in the Herald Sun