The Hidden Beach

The Hidden Beach

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 09/07/2020
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Secrets, betrayal and shocking revelations await in Sweden’s stunning holiday islands . . . The Hidden Beach is the addictive page-turner by bestselling author, Karen Swan.

Two’s a love story. Three’s a crowd.

In Stockholm’s oldest quarter, Bell Everhurst loves her job working as a nanny for the rich and charming Hanna and Max Mogert, caring for their three children.

But one morning, everything changes. A woman from a clinic Bell has never heard of asks her to pass on the message that Hanna’s husband is awake. But the man isn’t her husband Max.

As the truth about Hanna’s past is revealed, the consequences are devastating. As the family heads off to spend their summer on Sweden’s idyllic islands, will Bell be caught in the crossfire?

‘Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic!’ - Hello!

Enjoy more of Karen Swan's captivating seasonal novels: The Greek Escape and The Rome Affair.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529006223
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 294g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm

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The Hidden Beach
Past and present collide as family dynamics work themselves out
Bell is an English nanny working for Hanna and Max, a professional couple with three children who live in Stockholm. When she answers the phone one morning... READ MORE
Alison Starnes
The Hidden Beach
Loss, Love, and Testing Times... Definite Should Read This Summer
Stockholm March 2013, what was thought to be the end, but.... Fast forward, Stockholm December 2019, Bell is working as a nanny for Max and Hanna, who hav... READ MORE
Pauline Hewlett
The Hidden Beach
Mixed feelings... but a book I will remember
I'm really torn about this book, on one hand I found the beginning a bit slow and I wasn't quite sure where the story was going, but then at about 40% (on ... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
The Hidden Beach
A great summer read!
Another one of Karen Swan's well written books, great for a relaxing summer read. This book is set in the Swedish archipelago offshore from Stockholm, wher... READ MORE
Aline Taylor
The Hidden Beach
Light reading
I really enjoyed this. There was several parts where I felt I know where it was going which was a bit annoying but then a curve ball would throw me off. I... READ MORE
The Hidden Beach
Great read!
This was an entrancing book of both sadness and joy with children to keep everyone grounded. The scenic description were excellent and made one feel as tho... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
The Hidden Beach
Great story and lovely descriptions
I nearly gave up on this one, bit I persevered and suddenly everything fell into place and it became a really good read. Full of twists and turns, this is... READ MORE
The Hidden Beach
Beautifully Written
I thoroughly enjoyed Karen Swan's The Hidden Beach. Bell is a young British woman, who, through her own personal tragedy, ends up living in Sweden, and nan... READ MORE
The Hidden Beach
The perfect summer read!
This book was gifted to me from Pan Macmillan via Tandem Collective for the Hidden Beach read along. Bell works as a nanny to the most perfect family, wi... READ MORE
The Hidden Beach
I’ve enjoyed previous Karen Swan books but this is in a different league. The story starts very gently but builds up with layers of atmosphere and tension ... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Hidden Beach
Lovely atmospheric escapism
Bell is an English nanny based in Stockholm working for the Mogert family of father Max, mother Hanna, son Linus and twins Elise and Tilde. One day Bell an... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Hidden Beach
Perfect beach read.
I love Karen Swan’s novels and each year travelling to a new country is a delight, as her descriptive powers are so good. There is always a strong story at... READ MORE
Mavis Tiller
The Hidden Beach
A good read
Set in the archipelago of Sweden, Bell is a nanny for a family with twin girls and a boy, it is a job but Bell loves the children without compromise. They ... READ MORE
Annette Thomas
The Hidden Beach
A great summer read
nother one of Karen Swan's well written books, great for a relaxing summer read. This book is set in the Swedish archipelago offshore from Stockholm, wher... READ MORE
Aline Taylor
The Hidden Beach
Perfect holiday read
I’ve read all Karen Swan’s books and they’re a perfect escapism to the modern world. The Hidden Beach is no different. Bell works as an au pair to a famil... READ MORE
Lis Soane
The Hidden Beach
Fantastic Book
This is a good summer read, set in the Swedish archipelagos. Karen Swan is a master in describing locations which become alive to the reader,.The story th... READ MORE
Jane Bell
The Hidden Beach
My Type of Fika
Some books just sing to you, this is one of those books. The description of a Swedish summer in the Archipelago sounds idyllic. I think the mark of a goo... READ MORE
Denise Mcghie
The Hidden Beach
The Hidden Beach
Every summer I look forward to the new novel from Karen Swan, so was excited when my copy of The Hidden Beach dropped through my letter box. As always Kare... READ MORE
Juliet Butler