It’s time for my stop on the Hidden Blog Tour! Learn more about the Hidden tour here.
I devoured Hidden. Flew through it in one day. I just couldn’t put it down.
Hidden starts off with a huge, traumatic event, and from the moment it happens you are hooked. From that point on, the narration shifts between two women affected, and flashbacks from the man that they both love and lose. Make sense-ish? Have I lost you? Okay, if you’ve read the description I don’t think I’m giving anything away. Basically, a man dies suddenly, and two women must deal with their grief, while also trying to be good mothers, family members, and employees. It’s this struggle between doing what’s right and doing what’s easiest, while also grieving, that Catherine captures so well in the pages of Hidden.
Catherine has a gift for taking real issues and real emotions and translating them beautifully onto paper. Every book of hers that I’ve read has left me asking a lot of questions, both about myself and the world around me.
What would happen if I lost a person I loved? What would happen if the person I lost was hiding a lot from me? How do you grieve someone that you realize you didn’t really know?
Hidden will address all this, as well as how grief affects children. I can’t remember Catherine incorporating children into her stories before, but here she does it beautifully. My heart ached for both of the children in Hidden, and I almost wished I could have heard their perspectives too.
That’s the beauty of Catherine’s writing, especially in Hidden. You never want the book to end and she always leaves you wanting more.
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