One of my blog readers (thanks Susan) recommended Heather Gudenhauf's books to me and I'm glad I took her advice. I started with These Things Hidden.
It's the story of Allison who has just been released from prison. We don't know what her crime was at the start but we know it's something 'nasty'. The people around her treat her harshly and this is compounded by the fact that she had (prior to her crime) been considered 'perfect'.
The story unfolds through the words of four different women (including Allison) who are all connected in some way. From the start it's obvious that it has something to do with 5 year old Joshua but we're not completely sure how until the end.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were interesting and I liked the way different chapters were written from each character's point of view. It filled in the gaps and added more depth to the story. I also liked the way the story gradually unfolded and reached a climax with an unexpected twist.
Will add Heather Gudenkauf to my list of authors to read.
Until next time