Saturday, February 5, 2011

These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

One word of advice, don't look at too many book descriptions for this one before you pick it up. I read several, and although they didn't contain spoilers there was just enough for me to predict the major twist in this book very early. That being said, I don't think that this is a "predictable book". It's my own fault. I did too much digging. So I won't spoil anything for you here, girl scout promise.

The story is about Allison, a once very popular and successful high school student who is sent to prison for a serious crime, as she is released to a halfway house five years later. She is desperate to reconnect with her sister who is equally desperate to keep Allison out of her life. It is told from the viewpoints of four different women whose lives eventually come together.  I don't want to tell you any more than that, but it is a fast paced book that is full of twists. I finished it in one day because I had to know how things turned out.  Readers who enjoy Jodi Picoult should read this one. I will definitely read more by this author. I would give it a strong 4/5.


BookAddict said...

This sounds like a good one! Thanks for the warning on the reviews!

Christine said...

I thought of you when I was reading it. I bet you'd like it.

TheBookGirl said...

Your review gave me just enough info to make me want to read it, without spoiling anything -- thanks!
I like Jodi Picoult's books, so this one goes on the TBR list :)

Christine said...

I probably could have said more, but I know I would have enjoyed it more knowing less. I just finished her other book, and I liked this one better.