Everywhere to Hide
Published by Thomas Nelson
Publication Date October 6, 2020
Genres: Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: Virginia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
How does a woman protect herself from an enemy she can’t see?
Law school graduate Whitney Garrison is a survivor. She admirably deals with her mother’s death, mounting student debt, dwindling job opportunities, an abusive boyfriend, and a rare neurological condition that prevents her from recognizing human faces.
But witnessing a murder might be the crisis she can’t overcome.
The killer has every advantage. Though Whitney saw him, she has no idea what he looks like. He knows where she lives and works. He anticipates her every move. Worst of all, he’s hiding in plain sight and believes she has information he needs. Information worth killing for. Again.
As the hunter drives his prey into a net of terror and international intrigue, Whitney’s only ally, Detective Leo Baroni, is taken off the case. Stripped of all semblance of safety, Whitney must suspect everyone and trust no one—and fight to come out alive.
I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Everywhere to Hide was unusual because of the details that weren’t shared. Whitney’s face blindness rendered her unable to “map” faces and therefore she had no way of recognizing anyone’s face. It also meant that as she related her story, she didn’t describe anyone by their facial features or by their smiles or other facial reactions. Not having heard of this before, I was quite intrigued by the thought and realized the millions of ways this would not only complicate life but also cause those who have it to feel isolated even in a sea of people.
In our world of newly emerging technology, cyber currency is not unheard of, yet it is also new enough that not many really know about it or how it works. Whitney’s law internship involved trying to get a bill passed related to it and therefore she was quite interested in it and thus I got to learn a little more about it as well.
The pace was mostly rapid however there were lots of places that things slowed down as Whit was reviewing the things she knew about the possible reason for the murder. I guess the details were important but I got
distracted bored in several of these spots in the story and read more quickly to get past them. It is certainly more suspense than romance though it was not edge-of-the-seat for me.
This is listed on Amazon as Christian fiction, as was State of Lies, Siri Mitchell’s previous suspense novel. Neither of these stories has any references that would be considered Christian or Inspirational – they are simply clean suspense. If you are looking for a story that is Christian fiction, you should look elsewhere.
The only content warning I would give is for discussions of a previous relationship that ended with a restraining order due to domestic violence.
If you enjoy political/economic suspense, this would probably be a great fit for you. I have really enjoyed the other Siri Mitchell books I’ve read. If this one isn’t quite your cup of tea, don’t discount her as an author, be sure to take a look at her other titles.