Book Review // Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts
Intense thrillers envelop me. I’m hyper-go from the first word until the last page and I’m still gasping at the plot twist and ending. There have been a few stories that have me literally still trying to figure how I missed what was going to happen, but unfortunately Hiding is not among those reads.
Upfront, Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts is a good read. The flow of her storytelling is very smooth. I’m not one to love jumping between character chapters, but with Hiding there is not a ton of chapter jumping that leads to choppy understanding, but a smooth culmination of the past meeting the future where ultimately lives collide. As a reader, I understood both the backstory and current story, and their blending to reach the end.
We meet Rebecca and then Keller, and although there is a great distance between them, there meeting and romance allow secrets to rise from their dark hiding places. I grasped a bit of what secrets are deep and dark when meeting Keller in chapter two, along with learning about his father’s storied past. I was excited after this chapter as I caught a glimpse of some twists yet to come. However, my excitement started to lose steam soon after.
I started to bottom out with reading as I read through the remaining first half of the book. The story seemed to slow considerably and the fast pace I had experienced in earlier reading just faded away. I felt a bit of reading steam pick back up when Rebecca and Keller first meet in chapter 14. This is the moment that I just knew their two worlds would REALLY collide.
That excitement was back for what action I believed was about to take place, but Keller was mostly driving this relationship and his character the back half of the book just didn’t resonate with me. I felt very deflated at this point, but the good thing for me is I wanted to really learn the secret – the reason these two families were on a collision course and how would the two main characters either fail or succeed.
I’ll repeat again, overall Hiding is a good read, but for me there were too many lulls that when I got to a point in the story where I expected thrill it just didn’t deliver. I’m placing Hiding around 3 out of 5 stars.
“Grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the very last page.”
– Bestselling Author Marius Gabriel
“Hiding is an exceptional book that hooked me from the start and kept me riveted throughout.”
– Michelle Ryles at The Book Magnet
“A very well written novel with twists and turns that when unraveled will leave you wide eyed and feeling slightly breathless.”
– Ms. Ling, Top 1000 Amazon reviewer
Jenny is a novelist, screenplay writer and playwright. After a series of ‘proper jobs’, she realised she was living someone else’s life and escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England, to write her socks off.
Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, settled with family.
She tries not to take herself too seriously.
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