Wow! NOWHERE TO HIDE by Joan Hall Hovey
held this reviewer riveted from the prologue to the hair-raising
conclusion. A mesmerizing walk with evil, NOWHERE TO HIDE moves with
grace, introducing motive, characters, and background information in
a smooth fluid narrative seldom matched.
Willing to break
all the rules, Ellen is ruthlessly determined to find her sister's
murderer. Bonded by their survival of alcoholic and abusive parents,
Ellen was remarkably close to her kid sister Gail. When their
parents died in a car crash, Ellen had become like a mother to Gail.
So when Gail's body is found, raped, beaten and strangled, Ellen
will sacrifice her career and very life to find her sister's killer.
Evil is watching, even as it watched many years ago from its
hidden place. Power courses in his veins when he takes a life, and
he's thrilled to have an opponent as interesting as Ellen. Using her
position as a psychologist, Ellen persuades a news station to give
her a live interview. Breaking all the rules, Ellen challenges the
murder to come after her, "Why don't you come after me? I'll be
waiting for you." Unable to resist, the evil serial killer takes the
bait, leaving the following note on her windshield: "YOU'RE IT."
Hovey writes with a crispness that quickly becomes
addictive, sweeping the reader into an engrossing narrative. With
the subtle voice of a master, she reveals the weaknesses and
strengths of her characters, making the reader a part of the
suspense, and also making the reader care very much about the
outcome. This reviewer heartily recommends NOWHERE TO HIDE.
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