Tuesday, May 3, 2011

These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

These Things HiddenThese Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


As much as I loved Gudenkauf's first novel, The Weight of Silence, I think this one is so much better.


Told from the perspective of four women whose lives are interwoven. Allison, recently released from prison, is trying to build a life after serving 5 years for the murder of her newborn baby. Brianna, her sister, refuses to speak to her, and is dealing with serious issues of her own. Claire, the adoptive mother of Joshua, owns a bookstore and gives Allison a job there. And Charm, who has befriended Claire, but has ulterior motives for doing so.


As events unfold bringing these four women together, we see the events that led up to Allison's incarceration and the heartbreak that all four women have endured over the years.


The writing is wonderful, making this a book that was so hard to put down. I look forward to more books by this author!



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