Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hide by Lisa Gardner

Title: Hide

Author: Lisa Gardner

Genre: Thriller

Summary: Six murder victims are discovered during the demolition of the mental hospital in Massachusetts. Detective Bobby Dodge is haunted by the similarities to another case that almost ended his life and his career. The only lead is the necklace belonging to a woman who has been on the run her whole life.

The Take-Away: Wow. I stayed up way too late to finish this one. It was terrifying all the way to the end.

The related title,Alone, is handled well. The references are few, and left me wanting to read that title as well, but not so vague that I felt like I was missing part of the story.

The story is told from two points of view, Bobby Dodge in the third person, and the Annabelle, the woman who has been on the run, in first person. The balance of the two is fantastic. Jumping between the two points of view is very well done. The story was well-supported by the changes. In fact, I'd go as far as saying that having only one point of view would leave the story wanting.

Recommendation: Check out the back story in Alone then this title. If point of view jumps typically irritate you, try this one out for how it is done well.

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