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Hidden: A Novel of Suspense

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When six-year-old Eric Allen vanishes into thin air one rainy morning after his dad drops him off at school, Detective Dave Munoz and FBI agent Craig Walker are called in to solve the case. But how can they even know where to begin without a single witness or a shred of evidence? As they increasingly become convinced that the bright, handsome youngster has been kidnapped, ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published July 19th 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC (first published April 29th 2013)
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Nov 22, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing
Hidden: A Novel of Suspense was written by Thomas Hall. It is an attention grabbing book. Once you start, you can’t put it down. The characters are definitely realistic and resemble people you have known in your life. The plot seems straight forward but they twist and turn like crazy. It is like a ball of yarn that just keeps unrolling.
Jonathan Allen was very troubled and was having nightmares again. He had started having these when his wife was beaten then run over by a hit and run driver. Wit
Jan 15, 2016 Gayle rated it really liked it

I found the book HIDDEN to be very interesting book. The author did a good job of describing the characters. The use of grammar and language suit the book to a "T". You would think that there would be some very explicit details of language and scenes, but the author dealt with that and yet was able to make the characters seem real. From page one to the end you are riveted to the book, unable to let go for fear you'd miss something. The pages didn't turn fast enough. You just kept hoping th
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Dec 09, 2013 Marika Charalambous rated it really liked it
Review and 4.5 star rating on my blog:

Jonathan Allen is having a tough year. Just a few months before his wife was murdered under mysterious circumstances, and now he has to raise his 6 year old son, Eric, on his own. And raising a son who has withdrawn from his dad is not easy. Although things do seem to be just a bit better than before…

Right until one day Eric doesn’t come home from school. Upon checking with the school board he learns that Eric was at
Oct 12, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
(Because this is a mystery type book, I will try to avoid any potential spoilers.)

Hidden is a story about child abduction/pornography. The beginning of the story is a flashback to the arrest and trial of Tony Sarno. Tony was arrested for solicitation and possession of child pornography. Afterward his trial, the story jumps ahead to the abduction of a little boy named Eric Allen. Eric's mom was killed not even a year prior which left a strained relationship between him and his dad, Jonathan. Now
Connie N.
This is basically a police procedural following the search for a little boy who has inexplicably been kidnapped. There's no ransom request nor any other leads to chase. Then dead bodies start to appear. And as the lead detectives on the case start to dig further, a devious plot begins to become clear. I found the book somewhat disjointed at the beginning, first hearing about Jonathan's dream, then jumping to Tony's story, then back to the school scene. But after a confusing beginning, the story ...more
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Oct 26, 2013 Kristen Johnson rated it it was amazing
Jonathan Allen's wife disappeared while running one morning and was found murdered. He is still just beginning to recover from his grief when the unthinkable happens. His 6 year old son, Eric goes missing from school. It's a rainy Rhode Island morning, and someone pulled the fire alarm, sending everyone scrambling outside. After the panic, Eric doesn't return to his class.

His father is distraught, as Eric is the only thing he has left that make his life worth living. He's hoping that Eric is hid
Apr 03, 2014 Dalene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank the author for sending me a hard copy of this book for my honest review. Once I opened this book and started reading, I did not want to put it down. This novel deals with the hard issue of child abduction and child porn without being graphic to make a person feel uncomfortable reading the story. The characters are well written and the plot is very good. The ending has you wondering if there is going to be a series involving Walker, Munoz and Stansky, that would be great as ...more
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Thomas Hall is a former English teacher and middle school and high school principal. He and his wife Marcia (Young) live in Central Massachusetts. They have three adult children – Kimberly, Elizabeth, and Michael. This is Mr. Hall’s second novel.
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