I’m joining you again for another blog tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources, this time with a blog review of Hiding, by Jenny Morton Potts.
A gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice.
Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until she falls in love with him, Rebecca knows nothing of Keller. But he’s known about her for a very long time, and now he wants to destroy her.
This is the story of two families. One living under the threat of execution in North Carolina. The other caught up in a dark mystery in the Scottish Highlands. The families’ paths are destined to cross. But why? And can anything save them when that happens?
I’m honestly not really sure how I feel about Hiding.
On one hand, I really loved the psychological thriller aspect of the story. It was very well played out, and I appreciated the revelations as they played out.
On the other, I struggled with the narrative style; and particularly the nature of Rebecca, and indeed, her whole family life. It struck me as oddly bizarre, and a lot of the time, I found myself wondering if Rebecca was actually going to end up as the killer herself.
I suppose that with the secrets that were ultimately revealed, and the true reasons why the Brown children had to live with their grandparents, and the fractured reality of their lives, Hiding did a very good job of displaying that to the full, from the very beginning.
Truthfully, I found myself more inclined to appreciate Keller’s story, and his degeneration into a psychopathic killer, which obviously had me wondering whether I wasn’t better suited for the psych ward than a blog tour.
I liked the twist at the end, but felt it possibly needed more closure, but also: how on earth do you heal a lifetime of deception and depravity in just a few pages? Perhaps just as Hiding did; by leaving it to the reader’s imaginations to see where the characters’ lives take them.
Hiding gets four out of five feathers.
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*I received a free copy of the book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Jenny is a novelist, screenplay writer and playwright. After a series of ‘proper jobs’, she realised she was living someone else’s life and escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England, to write her socks off.
Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, settled with family.
She tries not to take herself too seriously.
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