Summary

Nowhere to Hide takes a group hiking trip and turns it into a race for survival.

4.5-STAR REVIEW: NOWHERE TO HIDE by Nell Pattison

The Description

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

Seven friends. One killer. You can run, but you can’t hide…

The hike is meant to bring their nature group together.

Emily, the sister who never lets her hearing loss hold her back.

Lauren, the sister who always feels a step behind.

Morna, who doesn’t get on with Lauren.

Ben, whose feelings for Emily border on obsession.

Dan, the quiet newcomer to the group.

Kai, who isn’t just on the hike to enjoy the wildlife.

And Alec, the one who knows all their secrets.

As the sun sets, a gunshot rings out on the nature reserve.

One of the seven is dead. And one of their number killed them…

The Review

Seven members of a nature group go on a holiday hike, but a gunshot claims the life of one. The catch is that someone in the group is the killer. In Nowhere to Hide, author Nell Pattison delivers a suspenseful story where everyone has a motive.

Each chapter is told by a different character, which provides diverse perspectives. Three women and four men with a shared appreciation for birdwatching are brought together. Each one has a back story revealed as the story progresses. As the snow falls and daylight fades, no one is sure who pulled the trigger.

The characters are diverse and well developed. I found myself playing Clue in my head as I tried to guess who the culprit was. I could actually feel Emily’s fear when she lost her cochlear implant processor, ripping away her sense of hearing. Pattison did a fantastic job doling out important tidbits of information that added to the story’s complexity.

As for the extra twist in the end, I never saw that coming. It was a perfect way to end the story, though. Since the story is set in Lincolnshire, England, the author uses British English. It is always fascinating to see the spelling differences and the slang used.

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About The AuthorAfter studying English at university, Nell Pattison became a teacher and specialized in Deaf education.

She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 12 years in both England and Scotland, working with students who use BSL. Nell began losing her hearing in her twenties, and now wears hearing aids.

She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and son. The Silent House is her debut novel.

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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4.5-STAR REVIEW: NOWHERE TO HIDE by Nell PattisonNowhere to Hide takes a group hiking trip and turns it into a race for survival.