Pan Macmillan to publish The Hidden Girl, a lost treasure from global number one bestseller Lucinda Riley

The sweeping and evocative tale of family, secrets and the power of destiny will be released in hardback in September 2024.

In September, Pan Macmillan will publish The Hidden Girl, a lost treasure from beloved author Lucinda Riley, reworked and given new life by Harry Whittaker, Lucinda’s son and co-author of the 2023 international number one bestseller Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt. 

The Hidden Girl

by Lucinda Riley

Book cover for The Hidden Girl

Born and raised in a small village on the Yorkshire moors, Leah Thompson grows more beautiful with each passing day. When she catches the attention of the influential, troubled Delancey family, she knows her life will never be the same again. Years later, Leah has taken the modelling world by storm, and is living in the lap of luxury. But her past follows her like a dark shadow, mysteriously intertwined with the tragic tale of two young siblings in Poland during the Second World War. As two generations of secrets threaten to explode, Leah is haunted by a fatal, forgotten prophecy from her past, and must fight to challenge the destiny that has been mapped out for her in the stars . . .

Lucinda Riley is the author of The Seven Sisters series, inspired by the constellation of the same name, which has captured readers’ hearts all across the globe, and to date has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Lucinda died on 11 June 2021. She had always envisaged an eight book series, and left detailed notes to tie the series together in a final book, and a wish that her son, Harry Whittaker, take up her mantle. Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt was a record breaking and international bestselling phenomenon of 2023, with multiple-week #1 bestseller status in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The Seven Sisters series continues to bring huge joy to readers all around the world, so it is a great pleasure, and privilege, for Pan to publish another Lucinda Riley bestseller this Autumn. We are delighted, and grateful, that Harry, Lucinda’s son, has again honoured his mother’s legacy by reshaping The Hidden Girl.
Lucy Hale, Pan Managing Director
After reading Mum’s original manuscript for The Hidden Girl, it brought back waves of admiration at the epic worlds she created with such ease and imagination. Just as with the Seven Sisters series, The Hidden Girl touches on themes of family secrets spanning generations and a long-forgotten prophecy from the past.
Harry Whittaker