Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts: A review

Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts
Published by Cahoots Publishing on 1 February 2018
Genres: Family & Relationships, Fiction, Psychological, Thrillers
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I was impressed by Hiding, the debut psychological thriller by Jenny Morton Potts. It has a number ofย  components that make it a very good read.

The characters and their dialogue

These components were what struck me most about this book. The author’s characters are interesting and well described, but what makes them come alive is their dialogue. There’s no “one dialogue fits all” here. Each character talks totally uniquely. The three children, the grandparents, the teacher, the “Uncle”, even the characters on the other side of the Atlantic. I felt I could be pointed to a bit of dialogue somewhere and would immediately have been able to identify the characters. This isn’t always the case. Sometimes in books, it’s easy to get lost in a string of dialogue and wonder who’s talking to whom. Not so with Hiding.

An intriguing plot

Or should I say plots? Because in Hiding there are two apparently unconnected plots running in parallel for most of the book. Two locations. Two continents. Two timeframes. Two storylines. Two sets of characters. At times it was like reading two books. What on earth could be the connection? Eventually we find out. I was totally surprised. Clever!

Tight writing

Potts and her editor(s) should be congratulated for producing a book with no excess verbiage, unnecessary padding or meaningless meanderings. There was no mid-book dip. The focus, intensity and momentum were maintained throughout.

So all in all, Hiding is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading more from this talented author.

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27 responses to “Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts: A review

    • Denzil

      Yes Brigid, the first half of the book I just couldn’t think how the two stories could be linked.

    • Denzil

      I always find it challenging in a book review to whet the appetite while not revealing spoilers Sharon. So I’ll keep quiet regarding Hiding and say nothing about the alien abduction, the talking donkey, the deadly virus that killed the lead character, the time travel back to Ancient Greece, the assassination of the president and the discovery of life on Venus. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Denzil

      Hi Liesbet; lovely to see you “over here” rather than “over there” (i.e. on my other blog). Yes, I had to reread carefully to make sure I wasn’t giving away too much. If I read a thriller I don’t like to know too much about it. Hope all’s well in the States. Denzil

  1. Denzil, a terrific review of what sounds an intense and very well written thriller. Iโ€™m already eager to learn more about the connections of the two plots, timellines, continents! Kudos to the writer to maintaining clarity and thrills to the end. One to read!

    • Denzil

      I believe from Amazon it’s already available as a paperback Jeanne. If you click on one of the pictures in the post you go straight to either Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk where you can see the possibilities

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