cover image Hide Away: A Rachel Marin Thriller

Hide Away: A Rachel Marin Thriller

Jason Pinter. Thomas & Mercer, $15.95 trade paper (428p) ISBN 978-1-5420-0590-6

Rachel Marin, the memorable heroine of this enjoyable series launch from Pinter (the Henry Parker series), has worked hard to bury her past after a terrible event left her a widow with two children. Rachel appears to lead a simple, unassuming existence in the small town of Ashby, Ill., but there’s a side of her that she keeps hidden from the rest of the world. When the former mayor of Ashby is found dead, an apparent suicide, Rachel soon has reason to suspect the mayor was murdered. She subsequently insinuates herself into the police investigation, much to the annoyance of the two detectives in charge of the case. Her actions uncover a rich family’s secrets, force her to revisit the painful past she’s been hiding, and put her life, as well as the lives of her children, in danger. Without sacrificing character development, Pinter keeps the plot moving and the suspense high all the way to the satisfying ending. Readers will look forward to Rachel’s further adventures. Agent: Amy Tannenbam, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Mar.)