Friday, August 22, 2014

The Hidden Girl by Louise Millar

Hannah Riley and her musician husband, Will, hope that a move to the Suffolk countryside will promise a fresh start. 

Hannah, a human rights worker, is desperate for a child and she hopes that this new life will realise her dream. 

Yet when the snow comes, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote village. Life in Tornley turns out to be far from idyllic, who are the threatening figures who lurk near their property at night? And why is her neighbour so keen to see them leave? Plus Will's, behaviour is severely testing the bonds of her trust. 

Hannah has spent her professional life doing the right thing for other people. But as she starts to unbury a terrible crime, she realises she can no longer do that without putting everything she's ever wanted at risk. 

But if she does nothing, the next victim could be her...

  When I got this book in the mail to provide a review for I was already eager to start reading it just because of the title. The Hidden Girl is a great book and the story really had me on the edge of my seat; I couldn’t wait to read the next page just to see what would happen next. The first chapter was a little boring, but once I got through it then it seemed like the story moved a little quicker through the rest of the book. Once I started chapter two I was able to continue reading this story until I was on chapter five!  

     I immediately felt connected to “Hannah” the main female character in this book. I could understand her feelings and the longing she had for a baby; I felt the same feelings she did when she started cleaning, repairing, and fixing up their old house in the countryside in anticipation of having a child live there one day. I loved how this book was a suspenseful yet fictitious novel. Had I never read this type of genre before I would think it was an actual even in someone’s life. 

      I kept thinking I knew why “Hannah” was so paranoid and who was causing all the “intruder” issues, but I was wrong at every assumption I had. I was really surprised to learn who was causing all of the issues and paranoia in “Hannah’s” life. Although “Will” was the husband of the main character I didn't feel like he played a very big part in the story; although he was mentioned quite a bit throughout the story I felt like he could have had more of an impact on the plot than he did.  

     I loved how Ms. Millar wrote this story, I have enjoyed reading this novel by her more than I did her previous novel “Accidents Happen.” I can’t wait until her next novel comes out to see if it can live up to this one. I give Ms. Millar an “A” and “The Hidden Girl” an “A-.” 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tiffany

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