Out on 14 May 2020

The Hiding Game

Naomi Wood

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14 May 2020
352 pages

In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students. Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte. But Paul is not the only one vying for her affections, and soon an insidious rivalry takes root.

As political tensions escalate in Germany, the Bauhaus finds itself under threat, and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs. Decades later, in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Paul is haunted by a secret. When an old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces, he must finally break his silence.

Beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful, Naomi Wood's The Hiding Game is a novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.

The Hiding Game is a brilliant, fascinating novel - a gripping story, skilfully told. I defy anyone not to be possessed by the all-consuming universe it creates

Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither

The Hiding Game is a searing and profoundly moving exploration of the things we conceal from others and all that we hide from ourselves. Atmospheric and compelling . . . A haunting read

Caroline Lea, author of The Glass Woman

A fantastic novel, so beautiful and sad. Naomi Wood’s instinct for the rhythm and details of longing
is sublime and the way she weaves together the personal and national is mesmerising . . . Immersive,
elegant and affecting, Wood’s prose, as always, delights the senses

Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching