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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 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. 'Smart and considered this is the book I wish I had written. Sara Foster is one of my favourite writers.' Dervla McTiernan '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