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Rachel Wright wakes up in the hospital one morning with no memory of who she is. It takes a while, but once she gets over the shock she decides amnesia isn’t all bad. Rachel grasps this opportunity for a fresh start. What does she care if everyone she used to know thinks she’d changed a bit too much? Life is good for the “new” Rachel. . . . But now her life is starting to...more
Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by Leisure Books
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Randolph Carter
Somebody I follow said they loved Sarah Pinborough. I can't even remember where. I knew she was a horror writer. I found this awhile back at a used bookstore. I periodically find stuff that is on top of one of my piles and the cover will intrigue me so I pick it up. Sometimes I read it.

I started this and about 20 pages in I thought it was too romancy for me and I also thought I had figured out the end. I was so wrong on both counts. I had put the book down but decided to go look at some of the r...more
rhea
this book was fucking weird. the end.
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The Hidden By Sarah Pinborough
In The hidden the world is very much unlike my own. The novel takes place in modern day London. The world Pinborough creates is packed with supernatural occurrences, cult, and the unknown after death.

Rachel Wright wakes up in the hospital not knowing anything about who she is. Soon after coming to her London flat she discovers that she is definitely not who they said she used to be. But she decides its better thi...more
Kelly
There are many things that go unappreciated in the world today. A thing that though may not solve the energy crisis does make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Trivial? Maybe. Vital? Absolutely. For instance: corner stores, the discovery of money in a pair of jeans, can openers, 80’s music, and a really delicious story. A story that may not change your life or alter your beliefs, but will provide you with five hours of pure unadulterated amusement.

With this being the first novel by Sarah Pinb...more
Kasia S.
Imagine waking up and realizing that nothing seems familiar, the past is en enigma and the future uncertain. What's even stranger is that Rachel starts to smoke and eat red meat, dresses provocatively and goes after any man she wants, a far cry from her own self that she has not clue about despite what people tell her about her own past. Her sudden amnesia and broken mirrors in her house alarm Mike, the man she suddenly starts seeing even though she has rejected him in the past. Not far strange...more
Kristen
So much going on, so few pages to lash it all together! We have a woman who wakes up with amnesia and a new lease on life, a string of gruesome homicides, and a Detective trying to piece it all together. How does it all fit? Some Demonic ritual? Possession? Or something even more horrifying?

From what I understand, this was Pinborough’s first novel, and it is a very good book, though not as polished as her later attempts. This story for some reason reminded me a lot of “Hellbound Heart” by Barker...more
•Erin• (Paperback Stash)
Unluckily for me, I abhor amnesia plots, most likely a leftover from too many lifetime movies as a child. I was happy to see the book didn't focus on this mental disorder too much, veering off instead to other characters lives and their purpose in this novel. I have to admit it took me awhile to stay focused. The beginning was confusing, not that interesting, and

misled. The middle spiced things up more, with intriguing things events, a few grueling murders, and issues made more clear. I especial...more
David
Overall, "The Hidden" is a really well put together, interesting horror/thriller novel. There are some really well done creepy and gruesome bits. Perhaps one of my favorite things is that it attempts to be completely original in what it does.

This isn't a book that relies on traditional monsters, or re imagining the ideas of other people.

It is a good, well done, solid book. That being said, it lacks that little bit of extra oomph that would make it spectacular.
Matt
Sarah Pinborough has just entered my fictional world with a bang. Wow, I absolutely loved this novel. It had everthing that makes me smile, gasp and reminds me of the hairs on the back of my neck. The fantastic writing makes this story flow off the pages, I found myself completely in the fictional world I so love to be. Great story, so far a fantastic writer and I cannot wait to collect more from Sarah. Her ability to balance the story and not over power with one person is quite unique. One of m...more
Angie crosby
I Put this book Down. The Idea Behind The Book Is A Good One, However I Wasn't Pulled Into The Book Enough After 200 Pages To Care What Happened. Besides That The Ending Was Quite Easy To Guess Way Too Early Into The Book. I Don't Feel The Characters Are Being Adequately Developed Either. Wouldn't Buy, Recommend, Or Read Again
Xssa
i liked the concept, the idea. i didn't like all the thoughtful horrible ways to torture someone, btu that was just me. a great book, the hidden is about the hidden spirits that come after an escaped soul. and the man who falls in love with her, the new her. very intense, a msut read for horror fans.
Jennifer
I've had nightmares similar to what is written in this book. Why the heck would anyone want to read something so disturbing and horrible? Life an be horrible enough.
Dymphna
Really good book. I had that moment where I couldn't get to sleep for a litttlee bit 'cos I have a mirror in my room. Read the book, you'll find out why. :)
Alisha Lopez
I'm probably gonna seem really weird for saying this but I thought this book was AMAZING. It was pretty damn freakish though.
Andrea Kennedy
So freaky/weird/a little gory!!! But, interesting all the same.
Hilary
Creepy and interesting.
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Sarah Pinborough is the British author of five horror novels and her sixth, Feeding Ground, is due out from Leisure books in October 2009. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and she has also written aTorchwood novel Into the Silence for BBC Books (May 09). She is currently working on A Matter of Blood, the first of a supernatural thriller trilogy for Gollancz, which will be in...more
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