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These Things Hidden: A Novel of Suspense

These Things Hidden: A Novel of Suspense

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: January 25th, 2011
Publisher:
Mira Books
ISBN:
9780778328797
Pages:
352

Allison Glenn has just been released from prison for a heinous crime committed when she was 16. Now 21, she is returning to her hometown, Linden Falls, to try and make reparations with her parents and Brynn, her sister, who was with her the night of the crime. A story too often seen in the news is shared anew in this powerful novel of family responsibility, which demonstrates that the choices one makes will affect oneself and others for a lifetime.

Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
February 2011 Indie Next List

Description

A riveting tale of two sisters and the legacy of the secrets between them

When teenager Allison Glenn is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as the town's golden girl forever. Her friends turn on her. Even her own parents have denied her existence. It's her sister, 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 to a halfway house and is more determined than ever to speak with her estranged sister. Now their silence 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.

Don't miss Heather's upcoming twisty locked-room thriller, EVERYONE IS WATCHING

And don't miss these other great stories by Heather

The Weight of Silence
These Things Hidden
Little Mercies
MIssing Pieces
Not a Sound
Before She Was Found
This is How I Lied

The Overnight Guest

About the Author

Heather Gudenkauf is an Edgar Award nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Heather lives in Iowa with her husband and children. In her free time Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and running.

Praise for These Things Hidden: A Novel of Suspense

"The Weight of Silence is a tense and profoundly emotional story of a parent's worst nightmare, told with compassion and honesty. Heather Gudenkauf skillfully weaves an explosive tale of suspense and ultimately, the healing power of love."

- #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a debut novel."

-New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen on The Weight of Silence

"Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful."

-New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain on The Weight of Silence

"Gudenkauf's scintillating second suspense novel...slowly and expertly reveals the truth in a tale so chillingly real, it could have come from the latest headlines."

-Publishers Weekly on These Things Hidden, starred review

"One Breath Away takes the reader on an electrifying ride that is, by the end, both terrifying and satisfying. I dare you to forget it."

- New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Flock

"I have burns on my fingers from turning the pages too fast. Don't miss it. This is her best yet!"

-New York Times bestselling author Lesley Kagen on One Breath Away

"Gudenkauf...keep[s] the tension high and the reader glued to the pages."

-Publishers Weekly on One Breath Away