The Hidden Girls

The Hidden Girls

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 . . .

Title:The Hidden Girls
Edition Language:English
ISBN:B081YZTS3Z
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  • Louise Wilson

    Ruth had just been diagnosed with postpartum psychosis after the birth of her daughter. She starts to see and see strange things. She sees women coming from below the ground and being put into a van. ...

  • Bridget

    The Hidden Girls is a psychological thriller by Rebecca Whitney centring on post-partum depression and psychosis. This is the author's second novel and I found it to be an extremely satisfying read. N...

  • peggy

    A young mother is suffering from postpartum psychosis after the birth of her daughter. She stars to see and hear things. I was really hoping that this book was going to be a brilliant read. Unfortunat...

  • Leanne Cramond

    In 2014, Rebecca Whitney wrote her debut novel The Liar’s Chair. It is a clever psychological thriller which looked at an abusive and controlling marriage. While I agree there were a few places wher...

  • Pan Macmillan Australia

    The Hidden Girls is a psychological thriller set around post-partum depression and psychosis. Ruth is a new mother, struggling with the demands of a new baby and the trauma of a damaged childhood afte...

  • Gayle Noble

    Ruth is being treated for postpartum psychosis which made her see and hear things that weren't there - especially her dead sister, Tam. So when Ruth hears a scream late at night from the petrol statio...

  • CJ Eve

    This main character in this story is Ruth, after giving birth to her daughter Ruth is diagnosed with postpartum psychosisHaving worked on a professional level with ladies suffering from this disorder ...

  • Sue Wallace

    The Hidden Girls by Rebecca Whitney. 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’...

  • Miss R

    Thanks to Pan Macmillan/Mantle and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. As readers of crime fiction we are used to unreliable narrators, but what about the potentially unreliable obs...

  • Jacqueline  sharp

    A psychological thriller centred around Ruth, a new mother suffering from post natal depression, or post party’s psychosis. After the birth of her daughter.Ruth sees and hears strange things, believ...