Book Review: Hidden by Kendra Elliot

Brief synopsis: Forensic Odontologist, Lacey Campbell ends up in a serial killers cross hairs (again) after IDing her best friends skeletal remains. The romantic interest, Jack Harper (Love the name), is an ex cop turned real estate tycoon who gets dragged into this mess by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then it pretty much goes where you think a romantic book involving a serial killer would go.

Rating this book is complicated, so I am going to break it down into categories.

The Writing

I’m going to start with the bad. The actual writing was not very good. It seemed like a first draft. Well not quite a first draft but not a polished draft. I was able to finish the book so I would say for the actual writing this book deserves two out of five stars. (I do have nice things to say! Please keep reading)

The Plot

The was good I think. I really liked the idea and she executed it well. I would give the plot three and a half stars.

The Characters

This was why I was able to finish the book. I loved the characters. This is also why I quickly looked up a later book in the series. While I was not sure I could suffer through writing like this one again I was praying that someone else had read it, seen the potential and worked with her on polishing her writing… and guess what?!?!? They did!

So I highly suggest you read this book if you like crime/mystery/scary books because I believe this author now has down to an art and her books will be well worth it! OH yeah back to the characters. They were believable and I found myself caring about what happened to them (as you should when reading a book, cause why bother if you don’t). The serial killer was less believable but that’s only because I studied them for a time (I wanted to work for the FBI stop looking at me like that). Anyway, I give the characters in this book four stars.

I will be reading the next few books in the future though I have to wait as I already have a waiting list three and half books long.

Heres the link to the book on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Secrets-Novel-Kendra-Elliot-ebook/dp/B007BSFWIY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390354199&sr=8-1&keywords=hidden+by+kendra+elliot

I suggest going to the authors site as well 🙂

http://www.kendraelliot.com

My next read is for my book club it’s The Cove by Ron Rash. A review to follow, ya know after the book club discussion 🙂  What are you reading?

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About MCFrosch

I am a wife and mother of two boys. My children are almost exactly two years apart in age and the oldest is four. I am a full-time student earning my Bachelors Degree in Marketing. I am working towards becoming a literary agent and have recently decided to help a friend as she endeavors to found a small indie publishing house. I also have two dogs and four cats. My husband and I also brew our own beer and hope to give wine and mead a try.
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2 Responses to Book Review: Hidden by Kendra Elliot

  1. saravoorhis says:

    I totally agree that if one single thing can carry a book, it will be the characters. I’m working on “A Crown Imperilled” by Raymond E. Feist the second in a fantasy series. Also, I had no idea the surname of “Cove’s” Author was “Rash.” (Apparently I need to look at the cover a tid-bit better)

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