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The Hiding Place | [David Bell]

The Hiding Place

Twenty-five-years ago, the disappearance of four-year-old Justin Manning rocked the small town of Dove Point, Ohio. After his body was found in a shallow grave in the woods two months later, the repercussions were felt for years.… Janet Manning has been haunted by the murder since the day she lost sight of her brother in the park. Now, with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Justin’s death looming, a detective and a newspaper reporter have started to ask questions, opening old wounds and raising new suspicions. Could the man convicted of the murder - who spent more than two decades in prison - really be innocent?
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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes it’s easier to believe a lie.

Twenty-five-years ago, the disappearance of four-year-old Justin Manning rocked the small town of Dove Point, Ohio. After his body was found in a shallow grave in the woods two months later, the repercussions were felt for years.…

Janet Manning has been haunted by the murder since the day she lost sight of her brother in the park. Now, with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Justin’s death looming, a detective and a newspaper reporter have started to ask questions, opening old wounds and raising new suspicions. Could the man convicted of the murder - who spent more than two decades in prison - really be innocent? Janet’s childhood friend and high school crush, who was in the park with her that day, has returned to Dove Point, where he is wrestling with his own conflicted memories of the events. And a strange man appears at Janet’s door in the middle of the night, claiming to know the truth.

Soon, years of deceit will be swept away, and the truth about what happened to Janet’s brother will be revealed. And the answers that Janet has sought may be found much closer to home than she ever could have imagined.

©2012 David Bell (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Swallop Chula Vista, CA, United States 02-27-13
    Swallop Chula Vista, CA, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Avoids all the mystery novel cliches"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hiding Place the most enjoyable?

    This is a great mystery/thriller primarily because it avoids all of the well-worn grooves that most mystery writers fall into. I feel that, in a mystery novel, it's important that the conclusion be plausible, but even more so that the events leading to it are independently plausible and not transparently constructed just to lead to that conclusion. This novel satisfied my plausibility appetite more than most, and the dialog was genuine. I can sometimes live with a mediocre plot if the dialog is right, but never the other way around.


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    MARCIA LINCOLN, NE, United States 01-15-13
    MARCIA LINCOLN, NE, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2008
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    "FIRST FOR ME WITH THIS AUTHOR AND NARATOR"
    What did you love best about The Hiding Place?

    KEPT ME GUESSING UNTIL ALMOST THE VERY END


    What does Fred Lehne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    GOOD JOB OF VOICES AND INFLECTION


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NOT IN THE BEGINNING BUT THE 2ND HALF YES


    Any additional comments?

    MOSTLY A SAD STORY

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    1Toy23 Beaverton, OR, United States 01-11-13
    1Toy23 Beaverton, OR, United States 01-11-13
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    "Interesting"

    I found the story to have a nice little twist at the end which was great. Otherwise it's just another story of someone being wrongly accused.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Olean, NY, United States 12-19-12
    Robert Olean, NY, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Suspense That Keeps You in the Car"

    The Hiding Place is the story of two adults that come to terms with a murder of a child that occurred twenty-five years ago when they were seven. Michael, a close, childhood friend of the murdered boy’s sister, Janet, returns to the small, western Ohio town where he was raised. Janet and he, along with Janet’s teenage daughter and the detective who investigated the murder originally, piece together the events that actually took place that fateful day.

    The author, David Bell, interleaves the present and past with a deft hand, gradually revealing the story as it is reconstructed. The reconstruction takes several surprising twists, which provide page-turning suspense.

    Bell’s characters are attractive and well developed, and the narrator, Fred Lehne, does a great job maintaining the suspense that infuses the novel. I look forward to listening to other books by Bell.

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    Teresa Oneco, FL, United States 11-26-12
    Teresa Oneco, FL, United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "Great Mystery!!"
    What did you love best about The Hiding Place?

    Kept you on your seat. Just when I thought I figured it out, whoops another twist.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Didn't quite know when one would find what that "hiding place" was for.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When granddaughter and grandfather became as should be.


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    Nancy H Clark Siler City, NC, US 03-24-13
    Nancy H Clark Siler City, NC, US 03-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not worth the time"

    Not a single character I cared about -- all of them completely self-involved, especially the teenager. I had the who-dun-it figured out with his first appearance -- oh, he must be the real killer! The performance was fine, considering the material.

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    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 03-03-13
    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Better than OK"

    This is a more difficult review for me to put into words. It kept me guessing until the end, but I kept waiting for more twists, or something more to happen. I've had this book on my MP3 for months & I've started it several times, but it was slow enough in the beginning that I'd get bored and switch to another book. I finally got to a point where it was keeping my interest, but I expected more - it could have been a better story. As it is, it was better than "just ok", but still below average in my opinion..

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