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These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
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Jan 06, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery

These Things Hidden is all about secrets. As the story progresses, the past is revealed piece by piece. The story falls into place easily while offering shocking things, long hidden, yet never expected.

The book is written in alternating viewpoints between four different women all linked in some way to a little boy named Joshua. Each woman wants to ensure Joshua is safe and taken care if, even if they have different ideas and motives driving them.

The book begins with Allison being released from prison. She committed an unforgivable crime, the nature of which we don't learn until later in the book. Every bit of Allison's past is revealed at the perfect moment. Her story is traumatically heart-wrenching and you can't help but feel for her while at the same time hating her actions.

The story is scarily realistic for the world we live in today. Bad choices ruin lives. Good choices can just as easily take their toll. Love for family and the secrets we keep can lead down a road we aren't prepared to travel. These Things Hidden is a moving, beautifully written, absolutely compelling novel you won't want to miss.
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January 1, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 6, 2011 – Shelved
October 18, 2011 – Shelved as: mystery

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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather Gudenkauf Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Wow~ I'm so glad you liked it.

Heather Gudenkauf

message 2: by Ree (new)

Ree I will get a copy and read it soon. TY!!

message 3: by Kristi (new) - added it

Kristi Jaycox I love all of Heathers books. I work in a library and every time I recommend one of her books, they always and I mean EVERY TIME wanting to know which book I can recommend next. The only sad thing is she hasn't written more. I'm now waiting to get her next book "The Sound of Silence". I think she takes her time writing them and that is why they are so good. For the reviews that say they aren't so good, read them again and this time have an open mind. I love you Heather, keep them coming and God Bless you and your writing.

message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather Gudenkauf Thank you!

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