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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.37 X 5.43 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
A dark ravine. A fiery death. An unimaginable secret. Some things are best left hidden.
Grieving her son's death, psychiatrist Susan Stone returns home to Colorado to help her elderly father manage his horse-breeding business. After the botched delivery of a prized foal, Susan rides wildly into the mountains, seeking release from consuming guilt. Thrown from her horse, she tumbles into a dark ravine and makes a startling discovery--a young man, chained in the darkness.
This novel will forever alter your perception of the darkness of evil and the light of forgiveness and hope.
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 3, 2013RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4A page turner that makes you question what you thought you knew about darkness and light. Kathryn Mackel never fails to deliver intelligent, insightful story lines that make you want to read more.
Jo3 Stars Out Of 5April 14, 2007JoDissapointing! I didn't even finish it. The story jumped around and some of the dialogue was awkward.
Tina5 Stars Out Of 5December 16, 2006TinaKathryn Mackel is a highly talented Christian writer. Not since Frank Peretti have I found a writer that draws me in with chills, thrills and the power of Christ. Over the past month I have been able to get a hold of all of her published books and have quickly devoured them in the space of a night.The Hidden is another one of her books that I simply could not put down.I spent quite a bit of the beginning of this novel not liking Dr. Susan Stone very much but as Mackel developed her character I was more and more moved by her struggles. In fact, I didnt care for many of the characters in the beginning of the story but as their depths were exposed I had a greater understanding of why they behaved the way they did. And this made all the difference.For people who love to be on the edge of their seats while reading a novel with a Christian world view - I highly recommend picking up a copy of any Kathry Mackel book. The Hidden is a good start because its a stand alone novel. Give it a try!
Christian Book Previews.com4 Stars Out Of 5March 11, 2006Christian Book Previews.comKathryn Mackels novel The Hidden delves into forgiveness and supernatural forces. The heroine, psychologist Susan Rose, finds herself back home in Colorado to help care for the family horse farm after her fathers accident. She discovers a boy chained in a dark cave, frees him, and begins to try to unravel his mysterious past despite his amnesia. However, inexplicable miracles begin happening in the valley, as well as several horrific murders involving unnatural fires. <P>Susan herself has been haunted by the ghosts of her past: her mothers suicide, her husbands death and also her sons. When she discovers Jacob, she is determined to protect him even if it means sacrificing her own emotions and relationships in the process. Jacob seems naive and innocent about the world she guides him through, despite the objections from her childhood friend, Rick; Rick, who is the local sheriff, suspects Jacob of the burning murders. <P>The book is well written, but has its dry spots throughout. The character development is strong, with intense emotions felt by the characters dark, interconnected pasts fueling their actions in the present. The Hidden is based upon Jude 6, which says, these [angels] He has kept under darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great day. What would happen if one of the dark angels was loosed from his chains and allowed to wreak havoc on the country valley? Mackel explores that premise along with strong elements of supernatural creatures and powers, but not without solid Christian values. Overall, I was enthralled by the book. There were times I could not put it down in order to find out what happened next, yet there were times when I was disturbed by the darkness of the supernatural actions. -- Molly Schnepel