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Author: Lisa Gardner
ISBN-13: 9780553841084
ISBN-10: 0553841084
Publication Date: 8/2007
Pages: 451
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
This one keeps you guessing to the very end. A must read for fans of thriller suspense novels.

From its tense opening pages to its shocking climax, HIDE is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears. Where there is no one to trust. Where there is no place left to hide.

A true five star rating!
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Helpful Score: 5
I found this book to be an easy, enjoyable read. It pulled me in right from the beginning. It alternates between first and third person narratives which I normally find somewhat annoying but I think really added to the character development in this story.

Annabelle is at the center of the mystery. Her family has been on the run as long as she can remember but from what? When her father, obsessed with keeping his family safe, dies, Annabelle is left with only questions about her past and the unknown threat from which she has spent her life running.

Bobby Dodge is the detective brought into consult on gruesome discovery on the grounds of the long-defunct state mental hospital. A piece of evidence at the scene ties Annabelle to what remains of a horrible crime. Discovering Annabelle's identity and how she is related to this crime is what drew me in.

The plot, while somewhat complicated, never gets terribly convoluted and things are tied up neatly in the end. I felt like the conclusion, though satisfactory, was a little rushed and a little too neat. However, the characters were enjoyable and it was a light, quick read. I'd recommend it as a great vacation/beach read. It was never slow and there is some light handed romantic interest that never goes over the top. Just enough of everything, I'd say to be an all-around good read.

Bobby Dodge first appeared in the book, "Alone". Reading that book first will help you a lot with understanding a few of the characters in this book.
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Helpful Score: 4
This thriller will keep you guessing till the very end. I won't give it away but, it ain't who you think it is. :O) And you won't be able to put it down till you are done. So don't start it till you have time.

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Helpful Score: 4
This book was awesome! I'm a true Lisa Gardner fan now after having read three of her books! This book kept me guessing right until the end!
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Helpful Score: 3
Very good mystery, suspense. I love Boddy Dodge and DD Warren - two tough dectives. This is book 2 in this series. I'm moving right on to the next one in the series, The Neighbor.
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I found this to be an excellent read. It caught my imagination, and I was engrossed from start to finish. I thought I had worked out who the bad guy was, but the actual answer completely took me by surprise.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved it! One of the best reads of this genre that I've had in a long time. The story fell smoothly into place, the characters were good, and there were enough questions to keep you hooked. At times I couldn't put it down, at other times I couldn't pick it up, because I was afraid it would end too soon.
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Helpful Score: 2
Best book I've read all year. Kept me guessing until the last page. Great characters, very involving, very frightening circumstances. Please get a copy for yourself!
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Helpful Score: 2
Probably my favorite of all the Lisa Gardner books that I've read! Lots of twists and turns - just when you think you have the "bad guy" all figured out - another suspicious character pops up.

Good one!
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AWESOME as always from Lisa Gardner
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I am a Huge Lisa Gardner fan but this is,by far, my favorite book og hers. This one keeps you turning pages from beginning to end. Excellent!!!!
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Excellent!! One of my favorite Lisa Gardner books to date!
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A book that will keep you guessing and reading until the very end. Hard to put down. A must read.
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Wonderful thriller by Gardner! She never disappoints.... fantastic!
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Really great read!
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Hide is another intense thriller by Lisa Gardner. Be prepared to be unable to put it down.
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Good suspense. Annabelle's family moved and changed identities all her life. Now she's settled in Boston and a body is found that is wearing her necklace. She goes looking for answers.
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Another good Lisa Gardner book, keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happened.
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Imagine living your entire life on the run ... but you don't know why. And who you think you are isn't true .... terrific story!
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You should probably read "Alone" by Lisa Gardner before you pick this one up. Great read! Couldn't put it down!
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Great book! I love the character of Bobby Dodge (first introduced in the book "Alone") and the new character of Annabelle Granger.

WOrd of warning: This book might not make as much sense if you haven't read Gradner's earlier book "Alone".
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Annabelle Granger has been on the run from an unknown danger since she can remember. Her father taught her self-defense and how to take care of herself. But he never told her why they kept changing their identities and moving from place to place.

When Annabelle reads a story in the paper about a gruesome discovery of six bodies in an underground chamber, she is shocked to read one of the dead is wearing a locket with her name. She approaches Detective Bobby Dodge and Sgt. D.D. Warren to tell them her story, and help them find the killer of six little girls.

This story has so many twists and turns I had no idea where it was going. But, I was glued to the pages to find out why Annabelle and her family were on the run and who killed the girls and hid their bodies. The story alternates between first and third person narratives, but it wasn't hard to follow at all. If you like good suspense/mysteries that aren't obvious, definitely read this one. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Very good story, I had never read any books by Lisa Gardner but liked this enough that I most likely will now/ Pat
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A very compelling read starting from the first page. A very interesting case pops up and the victim the cops thought was dead is alive. Can she help solve it?
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This is a sequal to "Alone". Engaging hero. I liked them both.
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Another great book by Lisa Gardner! She is so great at making the characters real to you and also at keeping you guessing what's coming next.
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What a great read!! I would say this is her best work so far.
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I'd been saving this last, most recent Lisa Gardner book as a "treat" and it did not disappoint. She really keeps you going by throwing in so many characters that could be the bad guy. This one revisits Bobby Dodge and Catherine Gagnon from the previous book, "Alone" so you really should read that one first. Great book!
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Gardner brings back Bobby Dodge from her novel "Alone" in the gripping thriller. An underground bunker is discovered on the grounds of the Boston State Mental Hospital. Inside are the mummified bodies of six young girls. One is wearing a locket with the the name Annabelle Granger on it. Boston seamstress Tanya Nelson sees the news and is shocked because her true identity is Annabelle Granger. She and Bobby, along with other police officers have many mysteries to solve. This book kept me guessing to end- which was quite well written and satisfying.
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good book
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EXCELLENT book! Read the entire book within 24 hrs. Couldn't put it down!
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Another story by Lisa Gardner that is wonderful, chilling and suspensful....great read.
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It was very good. Couldn't put it down
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I loved this book. I found a new author through sheer curiosity. Lisa Gardner is really good and this book is definitely a must read. She's an awesome writer, from begining to end.
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Just started with this Author, I can say I loved it.. Can't wait to get more.
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One of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down. I was sneaking chapters in on breaks at work and anywhere else I could.
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Another page turner. With a twist at the end.
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Many twists and turns to get to the ending of this book. Very exciting, couldn't put it down!
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What can I say...this series just keeps getting better and better. Miss Gardner is a great author and I can't read her books fast enough! I am hooked on this series. If you love great suspense, humor and little romance intertwined pick this up, but read it in order so you aren't confused about the characters. "Alone" is before this one. You will be hooked like me.
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Better than good - this is Lisa Garner at her peak. Tense, riveting and I didn't see the ending coming until the last second. Check the other reviews for the plot synopsis, this is a great read.
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Good story.
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Great Story and characters. Really draws you in. Fast read and hard to put down.
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A real page turner. Nail biting excitement.
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Does anyone know Lisa Gardner personally? I'd love to know if she's able to sleep at night. This woman must have so, so, so much running through her mind. I was thoroughly confused (in a good way) for a great portion of this book. I've often said how easy it to to follow and guess what an author will do with this sort of book. It's actually one of the reasons why I stopped reading them years ago (before winning Live to Tell through FirstReads). Gardner has turned that all around for me.
I read this in absolute amazement. How did she keep all of this straight? How did she even think of all of this?
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to sleep. Sleep and my reading = two of the most important things to me besides my family. And as much as I love to read I hardly ever pass up sleeping time for reading (I can fit the reading in during the day after all.) Yeah well, I stayed up until 2am last night. And this is coming from a person who, more often than not, goes to bed when her five year old daughter does. And, to make matters even worse, I was scared. Scared! I thought I heard something outside of my garage door. How crazy is that? That's how much this spooked me.
I've made up my mind that I'll have to read all of Gardner's books. That plus my already incredibly long to-read list will take my entire life but I'll have to try. I'm going to start The Neighbor now which is the 3rd D.D. Warren book and I've already read the 4th, like I stated above, when I won it from FR. The 5th book, not sure of the name as there are two different ones that I've found so far, will be read as soon as it's published. After that I'll have to make a list and go in order according to her other series and single books.
She's not an author to be missed for sure. This isn't a genre that I read much. Hardly at all. I haven't read any other, besides the few by Gardner, in over ten years. Actually, probably more like 15 years. But she's just too good to pass up. I'm in debt forever to FirstReads.
I need to find out if any of her other books are Bobby Dodge books - he's freaking awesome. I would say I hope this next one will be as good as the others but I don't have to - I already know it will be.
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This book had enough twists and turns in it to keep me guessing right up until the end. Great movie material!
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I loved this book! I couldn't put it down! It's about a woman that moved around all over the country as she was growing up. Her father would just up and move them with no notice at all. She never knew why. Very intriguing and fast paced. Murder mystery.
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Really good!
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I really enjoyed this book.
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non stop you just have to finish one of her best!!!!!!!!
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It was the case that nearly killed him. Now a gruesome discovery in an underground chamber is about to resurrect his worst nightmare and Massachusetts State Police detective Bobby Dodge has only one lead: a young girl who's been in hiding for as long as she can remember


Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities, But from who-or what-was Annabelle Granger's family hiding? To find out, Dodge must team up with former lover and partner D.D. Warren from the Boston PD, to track a woman from Bobby's past who's every bit as dangerous as the new killer. The tail will lead them to a chilling place where there's no one to trust....and no place left to hide.

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AWESOME! This book was just fascinating. Lisa Gardner writes amazing mysteries with so many twists, false leads and purposeful misdirection. I've read a few of her books and they all keep you guessing until the end. Deciphering the many lives of Annabelle Granger certainly kept the police busy as well as Annabelle. She was kept in the dark her whole life while her father kept her blindly running away from something dangerous. The discovery process was very interesting and somehow linked with the serial killer they were hunting. Like I said fascinating. What a great read!
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I love Lisa Gardner's books and I love D. D. Warren.
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Great suspense novel by a great author.
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as previous Gardner novels, but still finshed it in just over a day. One of my favorite authors.
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This book was so much better than the first in the series! I loved the first book but thought it was a bit confusing and I guessed the ending hslf way through. In this book I kept switching my ideas on what was going to happen and how it was going to end. It was surprising up until the last page. Hide was so good that I don't see how the rest in the series could even get better!
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Once you start this book you won't put it down until you finish it!!!
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Excellent! I couldn't put it down.
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Great Book, could hardly put it down. I stumbled across this author accidently and this is only the second of her books I have read, but definitely will read more. Great plot, characters, just good reading.
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This one really kept me guessing. Good story, great characters well fleshed-out. Paranoia at its best!
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A father moves his family around the country. To hide his daughter from his mentally disturbed brother. Every move brings a new idenity and isolation. The daughter lives a guarded lonly life she thinks will protect her. D.D. Warren is on the case along with Bobby Dodge.
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Loved this book! Lisa Gardner has the talent to keep you guessing and interested throughout the whole novel. Plenty of action, twists and turns, a few surprises here and there, and the storyline is not gooped up with romance...just a hint of attraction. I will most certainly read/listen to other Lisa Gardner books.
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Follow-up to her Alone which I also listen to the audio. I like Hide better. Keeps you interested.
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Wow the twists in this book don't stop till the very end, and keep you guessing all the way through. Fast paced story that I just could not put down!
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A very good read
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It might help to read GONE by Lisa Gardner first. In that book, SWAT team member Bobby Dodge sends the bullet that kills Catherine Gagnon's estranged husband, and sets an entire chain of events off--including Bobby's investigation by the MA State Police and becoming involved with the widowed Catherine. In HIDE, Catherine (living in AZ) makes a cameo appearance, and Bobby's ex-wife asks him to help the Boston Police Department to find out who created an underground chamber that's been unearthed at the abandoned MA State Mental Hospital. Inside the chamber are the remains of 6 young girls, wrapped in plastic bags that are approximately 30 years old. Tied into the case is an estranged witness...who recognizes her own name on a locket that's discovered on one of the young victims. I thought this book was excellent and had a difficult time putting it down. I just couldn't wait to see how everything would tie together in the end. WOW!
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loved it
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Great book.
It was so interesting.
I loved it. I couldnt put it down.
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Excellent read
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I liked the twists this book took and the ending was surprising as well. All-in-all, a good, quick read.
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good book
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What a good book
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It was the case that haunts Bobby Dodge, The one that nearly killed him
and changed his life forever. Now on the grounds of an old mental hospital, six mummified corpses are found. Bobby's only lead is wrapped around on of the dead girls neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding allof her life. Every few years her parents moved and changed their names. With both of her parents dead she moves back to Boston where she was the happiest. With the discovery of the bodies she is brought into the middle of Bobby' investigation. All this leads back to the case that almost destroyed Bobby.
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You have good reason to be afraid..

It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day-the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, in an underground chamber on the grounds of an abandoned Massachusetts mental hospital, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

There's no place to run..

Bobby's only lead is wrapped around a dead woman's neck. Annabelle Granger has been in hiding for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was a blur of new cities and assumed identities. But what-or who-her family was running from, she never knew. Now, a body is unearthed from a grave, wearing a necklace bearing Annabelle's name, and the danger is too close to escape. This time, she's not going to run.

You know he will find you..

The new threat could be the dead psychopath's copycat, his protégé-or something far more terrifying. Dodge knows the only way to find him is to solve the mystery of Annabelle Granger, and to do that he must team up with his former lover, partner, and friend D. D. Warren from the Boston P.D. But the trail leads back to a woman from Bobby's past who may be every bit as dangerous as the new killer-a beautiful survivor-turned-avenger with an eerie link to Annabelle.

From its tense opening pages to its shocking climax, HIDE is a thriller that delves into our deepest, darkest fears. Where there is no one to trust. Where there is no place left to hide.