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 sm...more
“The same thing I have against genital herpes.” (c)
Q: You’re totally unhinged, Ms. Marin.”
“I never claimed to be fully hinged.” (c)
Q: “Let me ask you a question, Ms. Marin... Do you go looking for trouble on a daily basis?” (c)
The Sherlock vibe is a bit hard to miss. A good thing that I liked ACD when I was a kid.
You need my money like I need a submarine. (c)
Sometimes behind the kindest eyes lay the darkest hearts. (c)
“Life would suc ...more
Pinter’s first book in a new series gripped me from the opening chapter, never letting go through to its satisfying conclusion. This was that ideal combination of well-developed characters you care about and a complex, unpredictable plot.
Rachel Marin’s family suffered an unspeakable crime, one that is slowly revealed in flashbacks, while in the present she lives the quiet life of a single, suburban mom until the death of the town’s former mayor pushes her int ...more
The former mayor of her new town is found dead, and Rachel gets involved to help. She sees a murder where the cause of death was ruled a suicide. The police resent her involvement, mostly because she tends to be right.
These actions put her in the crosshairs of ...more
Looking for a thriller that would keep my mind racing throughout, I turned to this new series by Jason Pinter. With a woman who’s hiding her past from the authorities, but it adamant about helping with a murder investigation, Pinter pulls readers in with Hide Away. He reveals everything in a slow and deliberate fashion, ...more
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 bet ...more
What follows is a fast paced thriller where Rachel puts her life on the line to find out the truth, much to the ire of Detectives Serrano and Talley. The detectives can't figure why Rachel is so dogged in her pursuit of justice fo ...more
I was pleasantly surprised that a big aspect of t ...more
HIDE AWAY (Rachel Marin Thriller Book #1) by Jason Pinter is the start of a new thriller series featuring a single mother turned vigilante that had me so engrossed I could not put it down. Rachel Marin is a compelling new main character and I cannot wait for more books in this series!
After an unspeakable crime shatters a mother and her small children’s lives, she changes their identities and moves from the east coast to a small tow ...more
The plot was decent but the reveals were very anticlimactic and many decisions made by characters were unbelievable. I was disappointed to read how the bad guy just confessed everything to the protagonist before trying to kill her, I thought we were past that cliche!
My biggest problem was not being able to connect or even like the main character Rachel. She was not a good person. She constantly said her children were he ...more
1. If one is a good mother who puts her children first, above all else as the Mom in the book says, then one does not run around being late so that her reliable child sitter quits. One also does not constantly put her children in danger while she pursues her curiosity about a murder in her town. And really- she would let her little boy be on the porch while she opened the bag with h ...more
Jason Pinter brings us a new hero in the form of Rachel Marin and she is a powerhouse – just like his new thriller, Hide Away! From victim to vigilante, Hide Away takes the reader on a deep dive into the world of Rachel Marin, and it is deep indeed. Using flashbacks and slowly filling in the gaps as he goes, Pinter has written an engrossing thriller that is incredibly hard to put down.
The book opens with Rachel making dinner for her ...more
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 cha ...more
Now all she has to do is to convince the detectives who are leading the investigation. But Rachel has no love of the cops ... she doesn't trust them to do what's right.
Rachel has a secret ... one that traumatized her and her young children. She's changed their names, moved across the country, and started a new life for them.
She's af ...more
One day her life chances when her and her son finds something horrible on their front porch.
Moving changing her name and learning to defend herself and her kids she finds herself helping the police to solve a murder of a Mayor.
But the polices not so sure about Rachel.
She's hiding something.
Interesting how her past finally comes together. Enjoyed the mystery of it all. ...more
And I think to myself, “I just bet she’s in for a big surprise.” I wasn’t going to stick around long enough to find out
I quit reading right there
Two words: Copy Editor. Hire one, immediately.
I recall seeing Hide Away as one of the options for Amazon First Reads, and distinctly remember reading the premise and rolling my eyes at the same tired trope that has plagued the publishing industry for the past decade. Unfortunately, I must have left it on my “to-read” shelf and entered the giv ...more
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 s ...more
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Okay, it was good. This is a story about a woman who experiences extreme violence and pain. There is a vigilante element and a protect your family element.
What I liked:
- It is very well written.
-Lots of twists and turns.
-This is a complex story that covers a lot of ground.
-It has a good ending.
What I didn't like:
-It just seemed a little too long. Some parts seemed to drag a little, could have been more condensed. But it is po ...more
When a former mayor turns up dead, and especially since the detectives want to deem it suicide, Rachel steps in with theories that support her view that it was murder. Both detectives find Rachel intrusive but they are h ...more
Good characters and decent action. The mystery? Eh. Not very mysterious and I'm not a fan of awkward flashbacks to flesh out character background. I do like the main characters and will read the next book when it comes out. ...more