From the acclaimed author of THE WAYWARD GIRLS, a chilling and unsettling novel of mothers and daughters, truth and deception... Nell Galilee, her husband and twelve year old step-daughter Maude rent a holiday cottage by the sea, needing time and space away from home. The cottage has been empty for some time, and from the start Nell feels uncomfortable there. Something isn’t quite right about this place. Maude, furious about being brought here against her will, soon finds herself beguiled by the house’s strange atmosphere.There are peculiar marks in the roof beams above her bedroom, and in another room, a hiding place, concealing a strange, unnerving object. As the house gradually reveals its secrets, Nell becomes increasingly uneasy – and Maude spellbound. But everyone here is harbouring their own secrets too, and soon events will come to a terrible head...A brilliant, unsettling and chilling novel of mothers and daughters, truth and deception and the lengths people will go to, to obtain power over their own lives, THE HIDING PLACE is the second chilling novel from the acclaimed author of THE WAYWARD GIRLS.