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Monday, September 17, 2018

Hide and Shriek | Book Review

Hide and Shriek

Written by: Alison Hughes
Number of Pages: 144

Average Rating: 4.0 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Published: August 28, 2018
Read in September 2018

Summary According to Goodreads

When Emily, Tess, Cam and Dylan decide to ignore the new town curfew during their Friday-night game of hide-and-seek, they get more than they bargained for. Down by the river, they witness a shady deal go down involving some criminal types who recently moved into their neighbourhood.

When the teens are discovered, they are hunted through the dark streets and back alleys. They will have to use all their hide-and-seek skills to save each other. 

Ultimately, Emily, the youngest of the group and the best hider, discovers that sometimes staying hidden is the best way to escape.

My Thoughts

I received an e-arc copy of this book to review from NetGalley in exchange for a review, but that does not influence my opinion. 

I spent the last five weeks in a terrible reading slump, and this was just the story to get me out! It was a quick, fun read that I got through in a single sitting of about 90 minutes. As I’m sure many of you did, I grew up playing hide and seek with the neighbourhood kids, and watching it grow into something so much darker was an amazing concept. Each reader would be able to feel the same anxiety that our characters do, the build-up of being caught, and the constant racing of your heartbeat. 

The characters were relatable, the suspense was intriguing, and the plot was realistic. The only thing I could suggest to make this story better, is expanding it into a full-length novel! There were some things that I felt were left unanswered at the end, and I would like to get complete closure. 

If you want to read an intense game of hide and seek, pick this up!