Book Review: The Hiding Place by David Bell

The Hiding Place
Author: David Bell
Reading Level: Adult
Released: October 2nd 2012
Review Source: NAL Trade
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Sometimes it’s easier to believe a lie.

Twenty-five-years ago, the disappearance of four-year-old Justin Manning rocked the small town of Dove Point, Ohio. After his body was found in a shallow grave in the woods two months later, the repercussions were felt for years.… Janet Manning has been haunted by the murder since the day she lost sight of her brother in the park. Now, with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Justin’s death looming, a detective and a newspaper reporter have started to ask questions, opening old wounds and raising new suspicions. Could the man convicted of the murder—who spent more than two decades in prison—really be innocent? Janet’s childhood friend and high school crush, who was in the park with her that day, has returned to Dove Point, where he is wrestling with his own conflicted memories of the events. And a strange man appears at Janet’s door in the middle of the night, claiming to know the truth. Soon, years of deceit will be swept away, and the truth about what happened to Janet’s brother will be revealed. And the answers that Janet has sought may be found much closer to home than she ever could have imagined.

On the 25th anniversary of an event that shook the roots of a small town named Dove Point, was again brought forward by new inquiries. Memories and feelings started to flow differently, to reopen a wound that will maybe be put to rest after the new discoveries.
For the first time, seven year old Janet was allowed to go to the park by herself and watch over her 4 year old brother. She could not wait to tell her best friend once he showed up at the park. It took just one moment of loosing sight of her small brother for him to disappear, only to be found months later in a shallow grave in the nearby woods. Needless to say that a lot of lives were changed that day with repercussions to the present day.

Events and doubts were being stirred up by a reporter and a detective and like puzzle pieces you thought fit together perfectly them , now fit better in a different place.
Love that this book keeps you in the dark to the end, full of twists and turns, but still believable to keep you riveted to your seat. If you are passionate about this kind of mystery books, this one will hit the mark for you.

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