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These Things Hidden
These Things Hidden
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that night ... and failed. The consequence? Five years in prison. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you caged ... — When Allison is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forever. Her parents deny the existence of their onc...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778328797
ISBN-10: 0778328791
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
Pages: 400
Edition: Original
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 226 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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reviewed These Things Hidden on + 109 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
A very powerful book by a talented author. The story centers around Alison, a young woman who has spent the last five years in prison after killing her newborn baby. After being released to a halfway house, Alison is desperate to get in contact with her younger sister Brynn who has shunned her since she went to jail. Alison's story intersects with two other women, Claire and Charm. Secrets and truths rise to the surface as Alison comes to terms with her past and her future. The story is riveting and is told in a very strong voice by the author. I enjoyed this novel very much!
kdurham2813 avatar reviewed These Things Hidden on + 753 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
A great book that will not arrive on shelves until February 2011. Thanks to NetGalley I was able to download this book and read it off my computer.

A story twisted among the viewpoints of several women - I found this book to keep me sucked in for hours at a time. I was able to read this in three sittings, because once I started there was no way to stop. A gripping story of betrayal, loss and heartache that are all wrapped up in this unknowing little boy. I loved how the author slowly unloaded all the details throughout the book, so the reader kept waiting for each small moment to realize more of the backstory.

This book has successfully recharged my reading batteries. I was having a slump and because of this book, I am headed straight to my shelves to pick up another in hopes of getting deeply involved in another story.

As far as passing this book along - I would send this book to all my lady readers. Not for younger eyes, but definitely a great read for women who are mothers, daughters and sisters.
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Helpful Score: 5
A page-turner that slowly unveils the details of a terrible event five years earlier that has repercussions on all the main characters, whether they realize it or not. Really liked the character named Charm. Story is a bit contrived and convenient. Not as good as Gudenkauf's The Weight of Silence.
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Helpful Score: 5
What a well written heart wrenching story! Very well told of the families effected by one lone incident and the truth finally comes out after years of a torn family seeking peace.
junie avatar reviewed These Things Hidden on + 630 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Riveting! Couldn't put it down, read it in one day and kept thinking about it. 5 Stars.
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texas06 avatar reviewed These Things Hidden on
I lopve the way this author writes. The book is thrilling and you can't wait to see what happens next. You will enjoy it
dolldooties avatar reviewed These Things Hidden on + 2 more book reviews
Excellent easy read....hard to put down!
birdiemakers avatar reviewed These Things Hidden on + 17 more book reviews
First book from this author and when it started I thought the plot was going to be very predictable. I am glad to say that I was wrong and there were many twists and turns that I didn't expect. Interesting read and will look for more books from this author.
Boydsbooks avatar reviewed These Things Hidden on + 12 more book reviews
I could tell from the description on the back that this was going to be an intense story and it was, very much so. Due to the nature of the subject matter, I know that not everyone will enjoy this story - it is very dark. However, this being the first book I've read by this author, I thought it was very well written and loved the she chose to reveal the truths. I will definitely be buying more of her novels - though, if they're all this dark I may want to consider getting a prescription for Prozac first.
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wonderful story. This was such a great book. I found it hard to put down. The story flowed well.


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