Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hiding Places - Erin Healy

Hiding Places by Erin Healy
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Inspirational Fiction, Contemporary Women
Published by Thomas Nelson
Pages: 368

From Amazon:

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.

My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of Erin Healy.  I requested this book the moment I heard about, and could not wait for it to arrive!  I've tried on several different occasions to read the book, with this last time getting the furthest through it, which is equal to about 1/3 of the book.  I wanted to like it...I really tried.  But for some reason I just could not get in to the story-line, or connect with any of the characters.  It could be everything I have going on in my life right now, or maybe I just wanted to like it too much (does that even make sense?).  Regardless, this is a very well-written book and my feelings toward it have nothing to do with Healy's writing. Sometimes a story connects with the reader, and sometimes it doesn't   I still would recommend this book to others to try, but would suggest borrowing it from your library first.  With that said, I give this book 4 Stars and look forward to Healy's next novel!

**I received this item in exchange for my honest opinion**

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