WWII. Channel Islands. A murky past that won’t stay hidden forever…
Dora, Joe and Geoffrey are living out their retirement comfortably when their worlds are shattered by the arrival of Barbara Hummel, a young German anxious to track down the identity of a mysterious woman whose photograph she finds amongst her mother’s possessions.
As the truth of what happened under the occupation begins to be revealed, the lives of Dora, a Jewish refugee, and Joe, a Catholic priest, start to unravel in shocking and surprising ways. The consequences of the lives they lived under the Germans and the lies that followed are as unexpected as they are devastating.
THE HIDDEN is a heart-rending and provocative story of love and abandonment, shame and survival, that casts a light onto the forgotten shadows of the war in occupied Jersey.
THE HIDDEN is a Waitrose ‘book of the month’ in September 2019, and has been picked by WHSmith Travel for one of their ‘books of the month’ for September 2019