Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hiding Places by Erin Healy

The Harrison lodge is full of hiding places where young Kate can discover all the secrets no one wants her to know.
Eleven-year-old Kate keeps her knowledge to herself—one sister’s stash of marijuana, the other’s petty cash pilfering, her grandfather’s contraband candy bars. She protects her mother and Gran, too, screening out critical comments from the hotel suggestions box. But suddenly the stakes are raised; her grandfather’s best friend is murdered the day after Kate heard the two men arguing.
At the same time, far from the quiet mountain resort, a homeless man sees a robbery gone wrong . . . a gang member seeks revenge for the death of his son . . . and a boy chooses the worst time to wield spray paint on a store window. In a strange and spiraling sequence of events, their disparate worlds collide at Harrison Lodge.
Kate offers shelter to one of them, unaware of the terrible consequences to the family she loves. But people can hide in all kinds of ways, sometimes even in plain sight . . . and some secrets are just waiting to be exposed.

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About the Author
Erin Healy is the bestselling co-author of Burn and Kiss (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning fiction editor for numerous bestselling authors. Erin is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, a consulting firm specializing in fiction book development, and she is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Academy of Christian Editors. Her novels include such thrilling stories as Never Let You GoThe Baker’s Wife, and Stranger Things. She lives with her family in Colorado.

My Thoughts
A story of the impact secrets can have on your life. A young girl named Kate prides herself at being a good spy. She has favorite hiding places all throughout her family's Inn where she learns and keeps lots of secrets. She keeps secrets for several members of her family in order to protect them. This story will make you think you know what is coming and then will totally surprise you in the end.

This book for me was a slow read. I didn't dislike the book, I just really seemed to have a hard time staying with it. The story is well written and a good read, It was just a very slow start for me. I have to say I read most of the book thinking it was overly predictable and that I had already figure out who the "bad guy" was but Erin surprised me with a twist at the end I didn't see coming! I really enjoyed the main character of Kate. She reminded me of my own daughter. Great-Grandma Pearl was also a character I really enjoyed.

I will say I only had one real problem with this book and that was a cuss word that was used out of context. This only happened one time and did not effect my view of the book as a whole but I felt that it must be included in my review.

An overall decent book with a good storyline and a good ending. It did surprise me at the end and that was a plus. Good writing and some mystery make for a decent read and an overall enjoyable experience.
I was blessed with a copy of this book for review from the Thomas Nelson Fiction Guild. A positive review was not required.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book.


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