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The Hidden

The Hidden

by Melanie Golding
The Hidden

The Hidden

by Melanie Golding



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A stunning tale of folkloric suspense for fans of Victor LaValle and Alma Katsufrom the critically acclaimed author of Little Darlings

This “beautifully original thriller . . . of murder, desperation, and the nature of motherhood” puts a spine-tingling twist on the Selkies of Celtic mythology (Christopher Golden, New York Times–bestselling author).

One dark December night, in a small seaside town, a little girl is found abandoned. When her mother finally arrives, authorities release the pair, believing it to be an innocent case of a toddler running off.

Gregor, a seemingly single man, is found bludgeoned and left for dead in his apartment, but the discovery of children’s toys raises more questions than answers.
Every night, Ruby gazes into Gregor’s apartment, leading to the discovery of his secret family: his unusually silent daughter and his mentally unstable wife, Constance, who insists that she is descended from the mythological Selkies. She begs Ruby to aid in finding the sealskin that Gregor has hidden from her, making it impossible to return to her people.
DS Joanna Harper’s investigation into Gregor’s assault leads her to CCTV footage of the mother-daughter pair from town. Harper realizes she knows the woman almost as well as she knows herself: it’s her estranged daughter, Ruby. No matter the depth of Ruby’s involvement, she knows she will choose her daughter over her career.
Steeped in local legend and exploring the depths of what it means to be a mother, Melanie Golding’s newest novel is a stunning tale of folkloric suspense for fans of Victor Lavalle and Alma Katsu.

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ISBN-13: 9781643853185
Publication date: 11/09/2021
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 243
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Melanie Golding is a graduate of the MA program in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, with distinction. Her occupations have been varied including farmhand, factory worker, childminder, and music teacher. Throughout all of this, because and in spite of it, there was always the writing. In recent years she has won and been shortlisted in several local and national short story competitions. Her first novel, Little Darlings, has been optioned for screen for Free Range Films.

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