Book & Author Details:
Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts
Publication date: February 1st 2018
Genres: Thriller, Suspense
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 will preface this review by saying that this story has received mostly positive reviews. But, as is often the way, you can’t please everyone.
I found the synopsis intriguing. It was, as you would not doubt expect, what drew me to the story. However, for me, the story never provoked the level of interest that I originally got with the summary.
I found the pacing to be slow, and I’m afraid that I didn’t make a connection with any of the characters. The narrative voice just didn’t engage me. I got to 39% in the story before I threw in the towel. Even that far into the book, it very much felt that the groundwork was still being laid.
Not for me.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jenny Morton Potts was born in a smart, dull suburb of Glasgow where the only regular excitement was burglary. Attended a smart, dull school where the only regular excitement was the strap. Worked in smart, dull sales and marketing jobs until realising she was living someone else’s life.
Escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon who wanted to talk about The Da Vinci Code, wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England – and unlikely ever to leave again – Jenny, with assistance from loyal hound, walked and swam her way back to manageable health.
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, partnered for 28 years, she ought to mention, and living with inspirational child in Derbyshire.