1. What We Hide, Softcover
    Colleen Coble & Rick Acker
    Thomas Nelson Fiction / 2024 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Cheri S
    Battle Creek, MI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    AMAZING series!
    May 14, 2024
    Cheri S
    Battle Creek, MI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was amazing! The writing duo of Coble and Acker is incredible. I loved the story and how it flowed (and kept me guessing) throughout the entire book, but the ending, oh my goodness! The ending, which is really not the ending because now I cannot wait to read Book 2 in this series! Fantastic writing by both of these amazing authors. Highly recommend and cannot stop telling my friends about it!
  2. Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Complex crime to uncover
    March 18, 2024
    Debbie from ChristFocus
    Harrison, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    "What We Hide" is a Christian mystery/suspense novel. Hez is a very good attorney who's used to doing some of the investigative work himself. However, he's always gotten so focused on his work that he doesn't pay enough attention to his wife and child. When his child died due to his inattention, his guilt drove him to alcohol, which destroyed his marriage. He's spent two years getting free of his alcoholism and hopes to win Savannah back. She still loves him, but she doesn't believe he's truly changed and so is determined to reject him. When they work together to prove whodunit, she's more comfortable wallowing in her doubts than asking him questions that would clear things up about the past and their present relationship.

    Frankly, I'm not sure either of them changed that much by the end: he's still a workaholic and she resisted telling him how she feels even when God prompted her to do so. But at least they started toward trying to make things work.

    The main characters didn't always make sensible choices, but a real person might act that way. Hez was likable. He made mistakes, but he took responsibility for his actions and truly wanted to change for the better. There were some courtroom scenes and some suspense from a killer taking out anyone who might expose the extent of the crime going on. We get some scenes from the boss criminal's viewpoint, so the reader can guess some of who and what's involved before Hez and Savannah. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting suspense even if Savannah's behavior frustrated me.

    I received an ebook review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
  3. Kate
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Not what I expected
    March 18, 2024
    Kate
    I reviewed this book because, although I am not familiar at all with Rick Acker, I have enjoyed reading Colleen Coble. I had rather high expectations for this new series, but unfortunately it fell rather flat for me.

    The first half of the book dragged and had too many characters to keep straight. It bounced around trying to lay all the groundwork, and it almost made me want to quit. I am glad I hung on though, because the second half was faster paced and more focused on getting justice for one particular character. I stayed up late to finish because I just wanted to get it done, and the epilogue was the best part of the entire book. It gave a fun twist and answered a rather large plot hole. I did go back and read several chapters again and they made much more sense after the revelation in the epilogue. If I had enjoyed the book more I would have read the entire thing again because some parts are still a bit fuzzy to me.

    I felt that the characters were often not believable. The constant indecisiveness on staying together or not. Someone is trying to kill you and you go there alone, more than once, without a weapon? These types of things left me asking what these characters could possibly be thinking. For college professors, they sometimes were not very smart. Even if the purpose was to advance the story, it could have been done better. There was also a character that I thought would end up being a larger part of the story, but he appeared for a minute and was never seen again.

    While the story wrapped up well, there is an opening for a sequel, but I have not yet decided if I will want to read it. I might give it a chance to be better than its predecessor. I do give the authors credit for remaining clean and readable in the midst of romance and violence, as well as for its Christian themes. If you are unsure about this one, I suggest reading it and coming to your own conclusions. It may be just the type of book you really love.

    *I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Fiction. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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