Book Review: These Things Hidden

These Things Hidden
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Pages: 400 pgs
Reading Level: Adult
Released: February 1st 2011
Review Source: Meryl L. Moss Media Relations Inc.

This book without being graphic it is an emotional draining experience. The one action changes the life of 4 women and everyone around them. The murder of an infant is relived several times in the book, and it is one tough part to read. Little by little the truth is revealed bringing dire consequences to all the women involved.

The book is very intense and sad, I missed the entertainment part of it, instead it made me very emotional and gloomy. If you like to read current moral and serious issues, then this book is for you.

Summary: (from goodreads) Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that night...and failed. The consequence? Five years in prison. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you caged...When Allison is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forever. Her parents deny the existence of their once-perfect child. Her former friends exult in her downfall. Her sister, Brynn, faces the whispered rumours every day in the hallways of their small Iowa high school. It's Brynn - shy, quiet Brynn - who carries the burden of what really happened that night. All she wants is to forget Allison and the past that haunts her. But then Allison is released, and is more determined than ever to speak with her sister. Now their legacy of secrets is focused on one little boy. And if the truth is revealed, the consequences will be unimaginable for the adoptive mother who loves him, the girl who tried to protect him and the two sisters who hold the key to all that is hidden.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book listed as currently reading on several blogs, but I had no clue what the book was about. Now that I've read the synopsis and your review, I want to read it. It sounds quite intense and emotional. Thanks for the honest review!


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