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The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana
About The Book
Some houses have their secrets. But so do some
From Jenny Quintana, the bestselling author of The Missing Girl and Our Dark Secret, comes The Hiding Place: a story about identity, love, long-buried secrets and lies.
Marina is adopted. She’s always known this – but the circumstances of her birth remain a mystery. Baby Blue, the newspapers nicknamed her at the time, after she’d been found wrapped in a blue shawl, in the hallway of a large, shared house in London.
24 Harrington Gardens. That was the house. And it’s still standing now Marina is an adult; still split into flats. And one of them is to let…
Of course, Marina knows that the chances of her uncovering the truth about her birth are remote – but she hopes the house might hold some clues.
What it it’s not just the house, though? What if someone connected to it knows what really happened that day? Someone who doesn’t want the truth to come to light?
I am always a little biased with the books where the main characters have been abandoned and the need to know about their parents; I can’t understand the need for closure but on the other side, if they leave them, why search for them? I know a little about living with just one parent and I never felt the need to know more about the other one or ask questions, if they are not by my side, they can get lost!
This is a fiction book, so everything is possible and in this case, there’s a mystery and a strong motive for the missing parents, of course you’ll have to follow Marina Alexander’s story to discover the truth!
The story is told between the past and the present, with different flashbacks and characters to show the reader the full story and everyone involved.
This is a slow paced story, emotive and difficult sometimes to read, because as humans we don’t always make the best choices or have the best people around us, so our actions are reflected by our situations, for good and bad. Of course, Marina’s story will be tricky and twisted, it’s a fiction book and the most important is to keep the reader invested in the story, believe me, the author succeeds with it, it was addictive!
I like when a book makes you wonder what would you do in the character’s skin, in my case, the mystery would never be solved! 😉 But that’s why I like to read to see different perspectives and situations, you always learn something new, don’t you think?
Are you ready for “The Hiding Place”?
About The Author
JENNY QUINTANA grew up in Essex and Berkshire before studying English Literature in London. She has taught in London, Seville and Athens. Her first novel, The Missing Girl was published in 2017 and chosen as a Waterstones thriller of the month. Our Dark Secret, her second novel, was published in 2020. She now lives with her family in Berkshire.