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Book Review - Hidden: A Novel of Suspense - Thomas Hall

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Jonathan's wife had been killed just a few short months before this story begins. Jonathan is just beginning to realize that Eric, his son is also grieving and that he must somehow get himself together to help his son. Jonathan drops Eric off to school, leaves and goes home. The phone rings-----Eric has be abducted. Let the suspense begin!!

Can the local detective and the FBI agent assigned to the case ultimately find where Eric has been HIDDEN? They follow clues from the definitely seedier parts of town-that part which thankfully few of us have ever had occasion to visit; ruthless mobsters, child pornography and child slavery rings. And NO I am not telling you more because I want you to read this one-it will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. There will be a sequel--if the Epilogue is to be believed. I give this book a 5 star rating and am looking forward to the next installment!


About the book (from the back of the book)

Six-year-old Eric Allen vanishes into thin air one rainy morning after his dad drops him off at school. Detective Dave Munoz and FBI agent Craig Walker are called in to solve the case. But how can they even know where to begin, without a single witness or a shred of evidence?

As they increasingly become convinced that the bright, handsome youngster has been kidnapped, the two lawmen also come to realize that it’s not only Eric’s life that hangs in the balance, but also that of the boy’s distraught father. Jonathan Allen is still grieving the mysterious death of his wife a few months earlier; now, the disappearance of his son threatens to destroy what’s left of his world.

Munoz and Walker grimly and painstakingly piece together a complex puzzle. Their investigation draws them into a tangled web of dark secrets and sinister activity that seems to stretch from some of New England’s seamiest neighborhoods to some of its most posh addresses.

As the days pass, the likelihood of finding Eric alive rapidly diminishes. And it seems that the people who might have helpful information about the child’s disappearance keep turning up dead. Can the two lawmen crack the case before it’s too late? Can they find where little Eric Allen has been hidden?

Hidden takes readers on a tour through New England’s roads less traveled, including its red-light districts, quiet suburban neighborhoods, and even its hallowed halls of justice. Along the way, Hall pauses periodically to pull back the picture-postcard facades and reveal startling secrets behind closed doors in the lives of seemingly ordinary citizens.

This book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and whereever fine books are sold.

About the Author: (from the book)


Thomas Hall is a former English teacher and middle school and high school principal. Two of the schools where he was the principal received national recognition for their academic excellence. He and his wife Marcia live in Central Massachusetts. They have three adult children.

Mr. Hall was born on Long Island, New York and loved there for the first seventeen years of his life before his family moved to Massachusetts. After graduating from high school he received a full athletic scholarship to Northeastern University for track. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northeastern.

Although writing has always been a passion, he limited his efforts to short stories and non-fiction articles until after he retired and had sufficient time to tackle a novel.

When Mr. Hall is not writing, he enjoys reading, going to the movies, jogging, and playing softball. Over the past several years he has participated in numerous Senior Softball tournaments throughout the United States and Canada.

He is currently working on his next novel







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39 comments :

Frugal Mom and Wife said...

Oh this one really sounds like a nail biter. Right up my ally, even though I don't really bite my nails I love to be on the edge of my seat or page in this case. Thanks for sharing I've added this to my list.

Melissa @ Living A Frugal Life said...

That sounds like a great book! Keeps you on the edge of your seat!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I'm sold with this book just by reading the first two paragraphs of the 'About the Book'!

krystal kesson said...

AS an avid reader I am always looking for something new and good to read. SOunds interesting so I may have to give it a try...:)

Kay Adeola said...

This sounds like a great read i would love to read this

Heather King said...

This totally sounds like my kind of book! I love any mystery and suspense. Will be adding this to my to read list!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Oh no... not only did his wife die, but his son is now missing. The plot thickens. Sounds like a book I would very much enjoy reading.

HungryLittleGirl said...

This sounds pretty intense. Seems like a book that makes it hard to put it down and not read it in one session :)

La Kurdapyaa said...

I enjoy suspense movies and stuff, thanks for sharing this one

Growing Up Madison said...

I've been looking for new thrillers/mysteries/suspense to read and this sounds like a great one. I'm trying to take a break from the normal romance novels that I read. WIll check it out on Amazon for my kindle.

mail4rosey said...

It sounds intriguing. I love that it offers back road glimpses of an area I have not yet been to (but intend to visit).

Dawn Bedingfield said...

I love to read, books are the gateway to another time and place. I really like one that keeps me on my toes.

The Attic Girl Site said...

I like a good suspense book. The fact that it's in New England appeals even more to me (I grew up in New England)

MELISASource said...

Sounds like a great book to curl up with on a cozy evening by the fire! Thanks for sharing!

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds a bit depressing but very good. Definitely nice and suspenseful.

Meghan @JaMonkey said...

I love suspense novels. Sounds like a great read!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Mystery stories are always such a fun read! it keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. This one sounds like a lot of fun to read.

Kelly R said...

I love reading mysteries and this sounds like a great book. I will be adding this to my TBR list. Thank you for the wonderful review.

Pam said...

A good suspense book that keeps me guessing is a real treat. I am going to pick up a copy of this one. I hope my library has it!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I do love a good crime story - I like to get my brain working and see if I can work out just who did it. I shall add this to my too read list thank you x

Bobbi Burleson said...

I love crime stories. Gets me all into the who dun it mode :)

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This sounds amazing - like it would be an on the edge of your seat book! Love it xx

Kim Croisant said...

You continue to write great book reviews. You impress me every time!! I love to watch crime shows which a lot of them come from books. I love to watch movies that came out of a book!!!

Dov Shapira said...

I never read any of Thomas Hall books but I like your review

Passport To Frugal said...

I always enjoy reading your book reviews. Read on my friend.

Teresa Moody said...

I love hearing about books through your eyes. This sounds very keep you on your toes read.

kristenione said...

This sounds so good! I really want to read it now. Great review! Can't wait to hear if there will be another one.

Megan Chamberlin said...

I've never read this author, but I love suspense and crime thrillers. I'll put it on the list!

becca said...

sounds good another gret read to add to my list

Katherine Bartlett said...

I hadn't heard of this one but it really does sound good.

Courtney Pies said...

I LOVE suspense novels! And this one sounds really interesting! I'll have to add it to my ever-growing To Read list! :)

Amanda McMahon said...

this looks like a pretty good book. thanks for sharing.

lencilicious said...

This is the kind of book that I want to read. A story with lots of suspense. I love to grab a copy of this.

Kyle Wiley said...

I'm a fan of suspense books, so this sounds like one that I couldn't definitely get into!

Kyle Wiley said...

I'm a fan of suspense books, so this sounds like one that I couldn't definitely get into!

Patricia Woolverton said...

These are the type of books I really enjoy. I love suspense books or true crime stories.

Billie Hillier said...

Thanks! I love adding new books to my hit list

Fan R. said...

Looks like interesting story, I started guessing and asking questions what happened to that boy and why after first words, very intriguing and would love to know what is next.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady


nova hedges said...

very interesting book to read, thanks for sharing, it seems that when you start reading them it's no stopping.

 
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