THE HIDING PLACE is another amazing book going on my 2012 favorites list. It's a haunting story of a terrible crime, and the family secrets and lies surrounding it that finally surface over two decades later.
A young boy was murdered, his accused killer sent to prison. But on the 25th anniversary of the crime, there's a renewed interest in the case. The victim's sister and one of the detectives who investigated the murder are having doubts the right man was convicted.
Through his characters, the author shows the toll a tragedy like that can have on a family, especially if there are doubts about what really happened and who was responsible.
The premise of this book was a sad one, and I wasn't sure how I'd handle it, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. It was very well-written, the kind of mystery that keeps me glued to the pages wanting to know how it ends. There were plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep me guessing.
THE HIDING PLACE is an engrossing police procedural with a touching human element as well. Highly recommended.