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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  249 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Nowhere to Hide won an Eppie award as the Best Thriller

Val at "You Gotta Read" Reviews has given Nowhere to Hide by Joan Hall Hovey their highest rating, You Gotta Read!

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Val says, "This is one heck of an exciting, edge of your seat read! Nowhere to Hide had EVERYTHING you could want in a suspenseful t
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Books We Love Ltd. (first published 1993)
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As Christmas approaches, Ellen Harris looks forward to seeing her sister for the holidays. Gail is the only family that Ellen has left, and she couldn’t be prouder of her sister, who perches on the edge of music stardom. Unfortunately, sudden tragedy strikes when Gail is brutally murdered in her apartment after a performance.

At first, Ellen falls to pieces and plunges into deep depression—but then anger sets in. Determined to find her sister’s killer, she heads to New York and begins to question
Val Pearson
As I sit here and write this review, all I can say is WOW! This is one heck of an exciting, edge of your seat read! Nowhere to Hide had EVERYTHING you could want in a suspenseful thriller. The character development in this book is unreal. Each character complemented the other perfectly and the plot line was exquisitely written. I was actually holding my breath long before the ending. My mind kept trying to figure out which direction the plot might go. Ms. Hovey has done an incredible job of gett ...more
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A thrilling read, for sure, complete with knots in stomach, heart in throat! But the good guys win in the end! (not a spoiler! lol). Very intense. The only thing that really bugged me is that the main character does some really stupid shit. For reasons that make themselves apparent early on the reader is supposed to understand or forgive her stupidities, but I found it difficult to do so.
Was a good thriller. slow moving at times because too much unneeded info given...
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
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This book is about Ellen and her sister about to have a wonderful Christmas together for the first time in a long time. Gail has been trying to make it as a singer, and she's just now starting to get famous. And Ellen has been through so much in her life, she lost her parents when she was young, and then her husband died as well. They both think things are looking up for them until suddenly Ellen goes to the airport to pick up her sister, and Gail isn't
First I would like to thank the author Joan Hall Hovey for giving me this book for review. Ellen and her younger sister Gail have survived alcoholic parents and Gail is on the verge of her singing career taking off. They are getting ready to spend Christmas together when on the eve of Gail's flight home she is brutally raped and murdered. Ellen has lost everyone, their parents, her husband who died young of a heart attack and now her sister. She is so distraught she goes on TV for an interview a ...more
Chris Bunch
Hard to put down...

Wow! What a great read. Kept your interest the entire story. Took some few hours to read despite three hundred and some odd pages. Just couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes good suspense and nail biting stories!
2.5 stars--ok mystery. Scary but a bit convoluted and difficult to follow in some parts.
This was suspenseful and, at times, frightening. The antagonist was a sociopath/psychopath who murdered women because of events from his childhood. The protagonist is a female psychologist, whose younger sister, an upcoming blues singer, was one of his victims. She attempts to locate him and cause his arrest. She also sends out teasers to him via television interviews. The Police are, naturally, involved and trying procedurally to locate and capture him. There is a loose connection between the v ...more
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Lynda Kelly
This is my second by this Canadian author and I'm pleased to say it hasn't as many errors as the previous one had !! Two sisters had managed to survive alcoholic parents and looked out for each other only for the younger one to be killed by a serial killer. Her elder sister discusses it on a TV show and then asks the killer to "come after me, I'll be waiting for you". A little foolhardy but one way to get his attention, I suppose.
So I'd recommend you read her books. I've enjoyed both I've read a
Maggie Thom
This was a good story. Joan Hall Hovey has woven a tale that pulls you in and keeps you reading. Ellen's sister is brutally murdered. Devastated, Ellen finds herself alone and unsure how to deal with it. When the police can't give her answers and don't seem to be getting anywhere, Ellen throws out a challenge to the killer. He takes the bait. It keeps you guessing when he's going to strike, where and how. It kept me turning the pages. A book worth reading. I will be reading more by this author.
The characters were well developed and believable. For the most part, they were likeable people. Small-town folks that could be your neighbors. Just normal, everyday people, some with more baggage than others, some more dysfunctional than others, but all interesting, believable, and very readable. I especially adored Myra and Carl.

The locations were easily visualized and imagined, both NYC and Maine.
It took a few chapters of reading before I realized I had read this book a long time ago. Still is a great mystery thriller that holds your attention to the end. Ellen Morgan's sister is brutally murdered in New York City. Ellen begins her search for the killer and finds herself the target of his murderous attention.
The reviews for this stated "Couldn't put it down" "Total page turner" "Amazing".
I found none of these things, story was good, bit slow and predictable in places. It was easy to put down and I actually went days without reading any of it. I did finish the book but I am in no hurry to read another book by this author.
It was an okay book. Nothing spectacular. I found myself reading Billy Rays lines in his tone, and even though I was not really into it I just had to finish reading to see what really happened to the old man across the street
Keith Hughes
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It was a good thriller and I thought the characters were good. However it did get a bit predicatable in the last 10% or so. Overall, it's well worth the time.
Carol Ann
From the rave reviews on my kindle I thought this was going to be a real winner. Turns out to be more of a whiner. Not especially well written and too many coincidences to make this feel reasonable.
It's a good thing I wasn't on a deadline when I started reading this. I would have found it hard to put down this fast-paced, tense suspense long enough to meet my deadline.
Another very enjoyable book from an author I've never read before! The plot was suspenseful and the characters great! Looking forward to reading more books by her.
I loved this book! A lot of suspense - reminds me a little of a Mary Higgins Clark book but a little more punch. A real page turner. Couldn't out it down!
Janell Barney
I am being spoiled by too many good books. This one was a page turner. A little romance thrown in but not too much.
Very generic thriller... Predictable so much that I couldn't finish it because I already know what's going to happen?!

A really good read. I will add author's other books to my to-read list.
Heather Barnes

Not bad for a Kindle freebie, but I wanted a better ending.
Gloria Johnson
Pretty good serial killer story. Somewhat forulaic, but I liked it.
Really good read. Couldn't put it down. Will read her other books.
I couldn't put it down! I read it in 2 days...a real page Turner.
A free loan from Amazon. Grabbed me immediately. Scary!
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