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Hide Away

(Rachel Marin Thriller #1)

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From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice.

On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a

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Expected publication: March 1st 2020 by Thomas & Mercer
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    Hide Away (Rachel Marin Thriller #1)
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    Release date: Mar 01, 2020
    “Pinter is in fine form with Hide Away. You’ll burn through the pages.” —David Baldacci

    From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a
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    Cheryl
    Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    "Sometimes behind the kindest eyes lay the darkest hearts."

    Seven years ago Olivia Powell and her children devastated and life would never be the same again.

    Rachel Marin and her two children have changed their identities and moved to the small town of Ashby, Illinois. Rachel has spent the last seven years preparing herself so no one will ever hurt her or her children again.

    Then one day, as she tries to live a quiet, unassuming life, she sees that a friend of hers is dead - the ex-mayor of their
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    Pen and Ink Reviews
    Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: mystery
    Hide Away is the first installment in Jason Pinter’s new Rachel Marin Thrillers. The opening segue of the series is an edgy page turner that revolves around one woman’s quest to keep her children safe and to ensure justice is served. This is vigilante literature at its finest.

    Mystery cloaks Rachel Marin and her children. A horrific crime shattered their lives seven years ago, and now the single mother lives in hiding with her emotionally wounded son and precocious daughter. When a disgraced
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    Keenan Powell
    Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Rachel Marin is a bold and complicated woman, running from a tragic past while caring for her two children. A super-sleuth, she’s sort of a cross between Wonder Woman and Sherlock Holmes. When a friend appears to have committed suicide, Rachel can instantly see that it was murder and tips off the police. Not happy with their laxidasical response, she investigates on her own with the cops just one step behind her. It all comes to a heart-pounding climax when Rachel zeroes in on the murderer. If ...more
    Donna Hines
    Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc, netgalley
    Some people don't know when to leave well enough alone. Right?!
    This is one of those situations in which a single mom finds herself a target after a former mayor is killed and she's in hiding from her past trauma.
    Could this be a case of a jilted lover?
    Perhaps affairs aren't the greatest way to showcase affection and perhaps money is the root of all evil...Just sayin'
    Well what more can I say other than it was a quick read with plenty of twists and turns.
    Thank you to Jason, the publisher, NetGalley
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    Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Hide Away by Jason Pinter is a very highly recommended procedural thriller and a wonderful start to a new series.

    Rachel Marin is a mom to two kids who became a vigilante after an unspeakable crime shatters their lives. The novel opens seven years in the past on the day Rachel's life changed and then jumps to the present day when a mugger jumps Rachel on her way home. She expertly incapacitates him and hurries home to her children, Eric, 13, and Megan, 7. The family is now living in Ashby,
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    Roberta
    Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This novel grabbed me from the very beginning when a calm domestic scene turns to one of horror that changes the lives of a woman and her two children. The horrific happening and its aftermath are slowly revealed, which serves to keep up suspense and keep the reader turning the pages.
    Rachel Marin runs away with her children and assumes a new identity. She has turned herself into a skilled self defense expert while trying to stay under the radar. Her only true goal is to keep her children safe.
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    Ann
    Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is the first book in the Rachel Marin series. Jason Pinter has the Henry Parker series also which I have not read. This is a good story of a seeming normal woman who is raising her family as a single mom. She moved to small town Illinois to blend in and forget her past. In reality she is a fierce warrior for justice and won't let the police rule a murder a suicide. Not the killer and the cops are looking into her past which she is desperate to hide. A good beginning with a kick to get you ...more
    Bonnye Reed
    Feb 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Amazon First Reads February 2020
    Rebecca Minnock
    Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This is a fantastic start to Pinter's Rachel Marin series!

    Single mom to 2 kids, Rachel has a past she wants to keep hidden. After the body of the former Mayor of Ashby is found, Rachel ends up inserted in the middle of the investigation, desperately trying to get justice for the murdered woman.

    Rachel's character is SO well written, and the snippets into her past gave just so much insight into her, I was desperate to know more about her past.

    Heart stopping, thrilling, tense...I think this series
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    Rob Stella
    Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    A great read that kept my attention the entire story. I can't wait for more
    Janet
    Jul 28, 2019 rated it liked it

    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.

    I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .

    From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning
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    Scott Semegran
    Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Hide Away is the latest novel from Jason Pinter, the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series, about single mother Rachel Marin, who is new in town and raising two kids--spunky daughter Megan and dour teenager Eric. But out of plain view, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante with the ability to kick a hulking mugger’s ass and a sharp eye for clues that would help solve criminal cases. While watching TV news coverage of the suicide of the town’s former mayor and Rachel's friend, her keen eye ...more
    Ladyreadalot
    Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
    Warning, some spoilers!
    Interesting story line in this mystery/thriller grabbed my attention in the beginning. The protagonist, Rachel Marin seemed very intriguing at first. I liked the flashbacks in her life as it allowed the reader to see how Rachel Marin developed into the character she is today. That being said, her character development became a bit tedious. I thought the author, Pintar, could have spent more time in development of the conspiracy.

    While Pintar spent a lot of time developing
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    Christi M
    Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: thriller
    I selected Hide Away as my Amazon First Reads selection, but to be honest I wasn’t 100% drawn to any of the options this month and almost didn’t select one. Ultimately, I liked the idea of a police procedural type of mystery and chose this one.

    My ultimate fear was that the story would drag or that I would feel obligated to finish a book that didn’t really interest me. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case. I found myself so entranced by it that I would mean to read only a chapter and then several
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    Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    One night, Rachel Marin’s life is unexpectedly turned upside down. Left alone with her young son and infant daughter, she changes their names and moves to Illinois, hoping to escape her past and the darkness that is searching for her. Until her life is yet again rattled and she begins to believe all she’s created is about to cave in on top of her.

    Rachel Marin is an intense and complicated character. Since her husband’s murder, she’s forced to completely reinvent herself. She becomes both
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    Ileana Renfroe
    Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Description
    From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice. On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere.
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    ALAN BANKS
    In this book the author introduces another potential series character, Rachel Marin. The story opens with a warm domestic scene of a young woman making dinner for her husband and two kids when a shattering (but undescribed) event unfolds, which appears to be the death of her husband. The book moves forward seven years, and single mum Rachel has moved to another state to try and restart her and her young families life. When a mugger jumps her as she’s walking home from work, she leaves him ...more
    M
    Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Complex, fast-paced plot with likable characters driving the storyline

    Very enjoyable beginning to a new police procedural series featuring Rachel Marin, fierce mama-bear to her kids and a secret, self-made vigilante. Although she needs to stay under the cops’ radar, when Rachel discovers a murder, she risks her anonymity and the safety of her children.

    Rachel is a strong female protagonist, who escapes to a new town after a tragedy, and then remakes herself from an ordinary mom to a self-defense
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    Frank Brethren
    Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Something terrible happened to Rachel Marin. We don't quite know what at first, but it spurred her to move with her two young children to the small city of Ashby and start new lives. That's the driving force behind this terrific series launch. By day Rachel is a single mom and mild-mannered legal secretary, but she has trained her mind and body to be able to protect her children, since she has some major trust issues (which, as we learn, are quite understandable). Her daughter Megan was too ...more
    Ann
    Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    From the bestselling author of the Henry Parker series comes a page-turning thriller about a vigilante who’s desperate to protect her secrets—and bring a killer to justice.

    On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma…or worse. But crime follows her everywhere.

    When the former
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    Pattyh
    Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview Hide Away by Jason Pinter. I am a fan - loved the Henry Parker series - read them all.
    This new novel is fresh with new characters and will not disappoint.
    Rachel has a secret - she has witnessed the most horrific crime - and she is in hiding.
    Rachel has two children - Eric and Megan - and they live in the midwest under the cover of new names and a feeling of "protection".
    Rachel and her kids live a relatively quiet life - that is until a woman is
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    D. Starr
    Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Recommends it for: Mature Audiences
    Bringing an Injustice to Light

    For Mature readers
    Some sexual content
    Some harsh language including a few F-bombs - Not continuous.
    Violence
    Intense situations

    Rachel suffered through a traumatic loss in the past. Since then she has vowed never to be a victim again. She's changed her lifestyle, worked out to change her body, and and has moved to a different town. At the scene of an apparent suicide, she quickly calculates that it was murder. She informs authorities and over the next few days and weeks
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    Sheila Beaumont
    Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Hide Away is probably the best Amazon Prime First Read choice I've ever made. It was an easy decision, because I've read previous books by Jason Pinter and enjoyed them.

    This is his best book yet. It's full of action, the mystery is excellent, and it's well written. But it's primarily a character-driven tale. There are no cardboard characters or stereotypes here. The protagonist, Rachel Marin, is unique. I've never come across a heroine quite like her before.

    I especially liked the interaction
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    Katherine
    Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2020
    In Hide Away, the present day mystery involves the death of the former mayor in what, at first glance, appears to be suicide. In a separate timeline we learn how single mom Rachel turned into the vigilante she is today, and what that means to her. This is the start of a new series. The main point of view is Rachel's, but we also hear from the investigating detectives; all three are intriguing characters I look forward to reading more about in the future. The mystery is fast paced which is a nice ...more
    (not your)
    Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
    From the get-go there’s more to Rachel Marin than meets the eye. By all appearances an ordinary single mother, on the inside Rachel’s a fierce, brilliant vigilante trying to keep her children safe after an unspeakable crime shatters their lives.
    But when the kind former mayor of the Marin’s new hometown winds up dead, Rachel can’t help but get involved. Where local detectives see suicide, she sees murder. They resent her for butting in—especially since she’s always one step ahead.
    Every step
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    Jen Linton
    Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Keep me guessing until the end

    I found this story to be entertaining and a good mystery - if a bit unbelievable at times. Hard to imagine that given the background of the main character - a single mom with an extremely traumatic experience - would take some of the risks that Rachel Marin does. And also a little hard to look past the allowances made by the police department.

    That said - I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the story and the mystery and the twists. I like the characters - they are flawed,
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    Mike
    Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I am a fan of this author’s Henry Parker series so I was looking forward to this book. The book was a little quirky to start but I was definitely hooked about halfway through it. Good mystery with a perp that was pretty easy to figure out as the story unraveled. One aspect of the plot was teased throughout and I was hoping for something more of it as this one ended but it still worked out nicely. Definitely a page-turner and i’ll recommend it. Hope to see another installment and expect it will ...more
    Terry
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Amazon First Read for February Hide Away

    This was the only book in this month’s picks that sounded even a bit interesting to me. I’m not going to write paragraphs upon paragraphs about what I liked or disliked or give anything away.

    I liked the book for the premise of a police thriller. The story has a few timelines that are well explained.

    It is rather far-fetched in some ways (the next to last chapters being the most obvious)

    Mom puts herself and kids in great danger many times.

    The author seems
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    Keenan Powell
    Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: thriller
    Rachel Marin is a bold and complicated woman, running from a tragic past while caring for her two children. A super-sleuth, she’s sort of a cross between Wonder Woman and Sherlock Holmes. When a friend appears to have committed suicide, Rachel can instantly see that it was murder and tips off the police. Not happy with their lackadaisical response, she investigates on her own with the cops just one step behind her. It all comes to a heart-pounding climax when Rachel zeroes in on the murderer. If ...more
    Colleen Taylor
    Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Simply amazing

    This is my first time reading Jason Pinters work and by golly gee I'm going to try to read a whole lot more by him. I really enjoy books that keep you on edge, books that I'll purchase on a whim one afternoon and won't put down until 3am or later the next morning. If I hadn't had to work yesterday and today I would have found the most comfortable spot to curl up with as many snacks and drinks as required to finish it in one sitting. This was a delightful read from start to finish,
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