I think I’d like to start doing book reviews since I read during my elliptical sessions and just finished this book.
I picked up These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf because the title intrigued me. Each chapter is written in the perspective of a different character in the book. The fictional story recounts the life of a girl, Allison Glenn, who recently got out prison on probation for murder. The story continues to unravel the details surrounding the murder and keeps you hooked by not revealing too much too soon. The plot builds by introducing new side characters which are interesting—though a bit disappointing in the lack of depth and development between the relationships of the main characters and minor characters. The last few chapters of the book escalate extremely quickly, but there are two major twists that I really enjoyed.
Pros: The beginning starts of slightly captivating when you’re introduced to the main character. You want to know more about her and what happened. And then you finally find out what happens, plus a little more action.
Cons: It’s kind of meh between the early middle chapters. So if you’re the kind of person who needs a lot of action happening constantly you’ll feel bored.
Overall I give this 4/5 stars: ★★★★☆
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