Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hiding Places

Hiding Places
Erin Healy
(HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson)
ICDN: 978-1401689605
September 2015/368 pages/$15.99
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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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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 Go, The Baker’s Wife, and Stranger Things. She lives with her family in Colorado.


I've always been a bit cautious to read Erin Healy's books because I'm not a fan of supernatural fiction, thanks to reading experiences from my childhood. This novel, however, falls simply into the suspense category, and compelled me to keep reading. A portrayal of various "families" and their complex relationships and interactions, Hiding Places swept me into a world of secrets and invisibility, some of which were cloaked in full view. My heart ached for Kate, who loved and paid attention to her dysfunctional family far more than they did her. I even cared for Fox, whose son was murdered, as Healy's excellent character development provided a peek into his world and his heart. Twists and turns bring the distant circumstances and individuals of this novel together, and the danger and suspense escalates as the book builds to its heart-stopping climax. "Find" your copy of Hiding Places today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from HarperCollins Fiction Guild. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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