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Hide and Sneak

(A Savannah Reid Mystery #23)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  446 ratings  ·  86 reviews
As one of nine siblings raised in the Deep South, shotgun weddings and snooty in-laws don't worry plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid nearly as much as a search for a missing mother and child--especially when it leads to murder . . .

Not long after Savannah and her husband settle back to normal life in San Carmelita, California, handsome up-and-coming actor Ethan Malloy enlist t
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Published March 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published April 24th 2018)
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Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
G. A. McKevett has made me a cozy mysteries fan. This was a fast- paced plot that had me wanting to know till the end and I didn't guess who the kidnapper/killer was.... super entertaining, gets to the point! I liked all the characters involved {Savannah and Dirk made me smile a bit} and it ended where it should have, not dragging on by an extra unnecessary 200 pages. This is a Savannah Reid Mystery series but I didn't feel like I had to start at Book 1 and it didn't overtly, annoyingly go back ...more
Katharine Coggeshall
I'm addicted to this series. It was another great book. The plot is good, but the characters are excellent. I read these books because she McKevett builds a world and pulls you in.
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun Savanna Reid book where west coast fame meets southern charm!
Savannah and her detective agency get the job of a lifetime when an honest to goodness movie star hires her to find his wife and son. Although lots of clues point to the husband, Savannah (and the reader) can pretty much be sure he isn't the culprit. Lots of twists and turns will have you guessing until the end. Savannah's adorable niece also makes an appearance! This book was enjoyable and I look forward to reading more bo
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hide and Sneak by G. A. McKevett is the 23rd book in the Savannah Reid Mystery series, and another great addition. I love this series, and reading a new book is like visiting old friends. Savannah is a private investigator who owns the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency and her husband Dirk, is a police detective. Savannah and Dirk end up working the same case when the nanny for a movie actor is found dead, and his wife and baby are missing. There are twists and turns around every corner. I foun ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
John and Ryan call on Savannah to help a friend who just happens to be a popular movie star, one that Savannah thinks is quite the hunk. When she meets up with Ethan he is very upset, you see his wife left after an argument taking his son and the nanny with her. Ethan hasn't been able to reach his wife since she left and he's worried that something may have happened to them. Savannah immediately starts asking questions so that she can begin looking for Ethan's family. When the Nanny is found mur ...more
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies
In the latest installment of the Savannah Reid series, Savannah and the midnight magnolia team are searching for the missing wife and son of a famous actor. They left with the child's nanny after the actor and his wife had a argument and they didn't come home. But when the nanny turns up dead at the park where they frequented, things don't look good for the actors wife and son. On top of the case, Tammy parents are in town and Tammy isn't exactly happy to see them so the case is a welcome distra ...more
Christopher Hicks
I really liked this book. I’m a fan of this series. This is book 23 and usually when a series gets to this point it starts getting old. This one is still fresh and fun to read. Excited for the next book to come out.
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Savannah is asked by her close friends, John and Ryan, to help a movie star friend locate his wife and child who have gone missing.

At the same time, Tammy, the IT person of the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency, and new mom, is stressing over her parents coming to see the baby. Once they arrived, I really wanted to send Tammy’s mom packing with a good tongue lashing. What an evil, self-centered, self-absorbed, everything must make me look good, pain in the rear. Tammy let it slide far longer t
Lisa Morin
Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency’s is back with another case. In this latest case the handsome up-and-coming actor Ethan Malloy has enlisted the help of Savannah and Co. in a desperate attempt to track down his missing wife and child. Something seems off about the nanny so when the family nanny gets murdered, it's time for Savannah to get busy.

I had a tough time getting into this book. It seemed a bit stifled in the beginning but once I got into it, I was intrigued.

Be sure to grab your copy f
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast read with lovable characters. You could probably read as a stand alone but you would miss the well loved background of the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency and the Reid/Coulter families.

When Savannah's newest client becomes the lead suspect in Dirk's latest homicide, everyone rallies to uncover all of the potential suspects until the true kidnapper and killer confesses.

Tammy's stuffy NYC parents arrive in San Carmelita CA to take her back,, away from the transplanted Georgia family she
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 23 in the Savannah Reid series and is a wonderful addition. Savannah and her husband Dirk are about to be embroiled in a kidnapping murder case while helping out her brother Waycross and his wife Tammy and their baby. The Magnolia Detective agency is hired by famous actor Ethan Mallory to find his wife and baby. Soon the nanny is found dead and the police are now involved. On the homefront, Tammy's obnoxious parents are visiting California and trying to ruin her marriage. Lots of ac ...more
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Savannah and her husband are babysitting for a coworker’s baby and trying to prepare the mother for a visit from her parents who want her to move back home, when a new case comes to their agency. A popular actor, Ethan’s wife , child and nanny are missing. They find the nanny dead and rush to find the wife and child. Jealous ex’s, fans and incriminating pictures muddy their search. The author keeps their series going with no dull parts.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Barbara Hackel
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Savannah Reid and the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency have a new case that is about a movie star and his missing wife and child. The child's nanny, also missing at first, has been found, dead in a park. The wife's car and the child's back pack of necessities are later found in the same park bringing chills to PI Savannah as well as husband police detective Dirk Coulter.

While Savannah and Dirk are trying to find the missing wife and son as well as get to the bottom of the nanny's murder, Tamm
RO G'ma
Hide and Sneak is the 23rd book in G. A. McKevett’s Savannah Reid Mystery awesome series. The author provides enough character background that this book can be read as a standalone without the reader feeling lost. The storyline is well thought out, the well-developed characters are affable, is full of compassion and caring, and the dialogue is witty and engaging. There are lots of laughs and some adult language, but no graphic violence or sexually explicit situations. This quickly paced whodunit ...more
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed other Savannah Reid mysteries more than this one; perhaps I just wasn't in the mood for McKevett's folksy, extended descriptions.


"She could see a level of trust in this eyes, and for a moment, the enormity of the situation struck her. Ethan Malloy was placing in her hands the most serious situation of his life.
"He was the envy of the world, living in his castle, high above the ocean fogs. The recipient of so much love and adoration, receiving millions of dollars every ti
Susan Johnston
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Princess Fuzzypants here: Savannah Reid is a handy lady to have around when things start to go wonky. She is smart, confident, capable and very likeable. She is comfortable in her own skin with good reason. She is also a good PI. So when she is hired by a very hunky movie star to find out what happened to his wife, baby and nanny, he has put his trust in good hands.
Trust is a real issue here as is the damage those who would manipulate others can do. When the nanny is found murdered and there is
Susie Jones
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why am I just now finding out about Savannah Reid?

Went to the library with mater, checked out a few nonfictions to stimulate the little grey cells. As we lie on the beach to introduce our ghostly, winter pallor to the warmth of the late spring sunshine, she hoots with laughter and insists upon reading lines from the G. A. McKevett she borrowed. I abandon my rigorous nonfiction curriculum when she finishes and am introduced to a whole lot of fun upon meeting Savannah Reid and her family and frien
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's all about family. Savanah Reid and the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency are one kind of family, a great team looking out for each other. Their current case involves another family - a missing mother and child. The husband last saw them, in the company of their nanny, after an argument. The nanny is found murdered. Working with her police detective husband, Dirk, they search for the mother and child while, at the same time, they help Tammy deal with her difficult parents. Her mother is det ...more
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Wonderful cozy starring Savannah Reid, plus size PI of the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency. Savannah is hired to find actor Ethan Malloy's missing wife, daughter and nanny. When the nanny is found dead, the search shifts into high gear. I liked this mystery because every time Savannah and her husband Detective Sergeant Dirk Coulter began investigating a suspect with a good motive, they also had a good alibi. They do eventually solve the mystery which has a somewhat happy ending. Savannah also ...more
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Reading a 'Savannah Reid' novel is like visiting with old, dear friend. I walked away from both 'Hanna Swenson' and 'Lucy Stone' novels in 2016 because I just couldn't care about either them, but there is something so warm about 'Savannah Reid' and her team that keeps me coming back.

As in all the 'Savannah Reid' novels, Hide and Sneak deftly mixes warmth, banter and sometimes needed snippiness with family and friends, graciousness, words of wisdom and hard words when they need to be heard with
Alice Teets
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I was given this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had never read a Savannah Reid book, so starting at #23 might not have been the best idea, but I had no problem following along. There was enough background given to keep things straight but not so much to be annoying to regular readers of the series.

In this story, Savannah is hired by Ethan Malloy, a famous actor, to find his missing wife and son, and his son's nanny. Suspects are numerous, but one by one,
Kathleen Gray
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightful addition to this long running series- but you can read and enjoy it as a standalone. Savannah is in California now so of course she's going to get involved in a case where the wife and son of an actor-Ethan- have gone missing and the nanny is dead. Her husband Dirk is also on the case as are her friends in the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency. There are some secrets here, as well as some twists, and the mystery is pretty entertaining. A secondary plot line involves the totally unr ...more
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Famous actor's famous wife, their child and their nanny disappear, and the actor calls in Savannah Reid because he's worried, but not worried enough to call the police.
I'm indifferent about this book. The plot was okay and I didn't figure out who dunnit until the main characters did. The main characters were okay, but I didn't really care about them or their personal issues.
I realized after I started that this is the 23rd in a series, and I haven't read the others. Maybe I'd like the character
Sherri Lewis
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** I received an advanced e-copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review

Savannah Reid and the Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency are back with their newest case. This time, a famous and much loved actor's wife, son and nanny have disappeared and Savannah has been hired to find them. On top of that, Tammy's parents are in town and her mother is determined to make her come home with them. She thinks Tammy's marriage, new baby and choice of career are all a big mistake. But d
Lisa Christopher
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I cannot say enough good things about this series. I've read all 23 books and honestly I care more about the characters than the actual mystery. This book did not disappoint. The mystery really was hard to figure out until the very end. It was great to see the usual cast of characters. They are funny, charming, sweet, endearing. Real people. The family has their ups and downs but in the end we are always reminded that family isn't necessarily by blood. I'm looking forward to the next book alread ...more
Lora Lawrence
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gotta say my friend G.A. has the best books by far . And her newest book Hide and Sneak was really good , i love Savannah , Dirk , Granny , Tammy , Waycross , John , Ryan , Baby Vannah and i also like Dr Jennifer and Eileen those two are great too . But really what made it great was when Tammy said you are all my family . the one my heart adopted . I agree with Tammy on that because i have adopted G.A as my family . I can't wait to see what your doing with Granny . Keep up the good work that y ...more
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While most of the usual secondary characters show up, I find the books that use them more in the mystery story line tend to be stronger. This one mainly focuses on Savannah's work on the mystery, though Tammy has a nice secondary story line where we get more background on her life than in all the other books combined.

Some readers, especially new to this series, may not enjoy the time spent on the characters' personal lives, but I liked it. Savannah's core "family" is just so darn nice.

I received
Jenny G
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this mystery. When I thought I had figured it out I was wrong. It was a quick read that kept me going. I also appreciated the fact that though it is one of a series, the author wrote it in a way to be stand alone without boring readers familiar with the characters. There was not a typical backstory/setup. I felt as though that information just to flowed. The characters are normal people. They make mistakes and are not perfect. I am excited to read more from the Savannah Reid ser ...more
Teri Griffis
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is one of the best Savannah Reid books I have read and I've read the entire series. A mother and baby are missing and Savannah and Dirk, along with all the other Moonlight Magnolia gang are on the case. Tammy's parents have come from New York for a visit and to meet her and Waycross's new little girl; Tammy's mother is a snob! Dirk, Savannah, Tammy, Granny, John, and Ryan always get their man.............or woman. Fant ...more
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Since publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored over sixty published works, including the highly popular and critically acclaimed SAVANNAH REID MYSTERIES under the pseudonym G. A. McKevett.

Sonja's novels range from Irish historicals to contemporary thrillers. Her earthy humor and fast-paced plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and inci

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