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Is there anything you would change about this book?
This is the first review I've written for Audible and I have listened to so, so many. This was described as a psychological thriller. It was not. It was not thrilling. It was interesting but slowly paced. There was a BIT of a surprise at the end but a twisty, shocker of a close? No. No, not at all. The narration was very well done by the sisters. A bit overdone by Claire and Charm. I expected more.
Would you ever listen to anything by Heather Gudenkauf again?
Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?
38 of 39 people found this review helpful
This book is narrated by, Ali Ahn , Angela Lin, and Angela Goethals each telling the different perspectives I thought their narration was well done, however, their voices were all very similar and if you are going to have multiple narrators of the different women their voices should have been a bit more distinct.
This was my first book by Heather Gudenkauf and I like the way she writes. This book is told in alternating chapters by Alison who has just been released from prison for a heinous crime she committed as a teenager, her sister Brynn who has had to live with the shame of having Alison for a sister, Charm who is taking care of her dying stepfather and also holds a secret, and Claire owner of a local bookstore and adoptive mother to little Joshua. These 4 women’s lives collide in a way none of them saw coming as the things hidden don’t stay that way for long.
What a great psychological thriller it is slow to build as the story unfolds you get pieces of the story from different perspectives while trying to figure out how they all fit together and what really happened on that horrible night 5 years ago and the ending blew me away not at all what I expected to happen.
If you like good psychological thriller/mysteries and great writing I highly recommend this book!
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
I love how the chapters are in characters like jodi picoult, a great book with a great twist :)
Would you listen to These Things Hidden again? Why?
No, it made me cry. It was a good story but I got too emotional. I would recommend it if you are not as soppy as me.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
There was several narrators which worked well for the most part although one of the narrators was not great at doing the child's voice and he did not have a dedicated narrator.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes but I obviously can't elaborate.
Any additional comments?
I would definitely recommend it.