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Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: May 24, 2022
Page Count: 242
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
A high-stakes hide-and-seek competition turns deadly in this dark supernatural thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.
The challenge: Spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught.
The prize: enough money to change everything.
Even though everyone is desperate to win—to seize a dream future or escape a haunting past—Mack is sure she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that.
It’s the reason she’s alive and her family isn’t.
But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes that this competition is even more sinister than she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive.
Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide but nowhere to run.
Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Kiersten White is an author that has made a name for herself in the young adult fantasy world but Hide is her first attempt at an adult novel. Hide is a thrilling paranormal horror story.
Mack is more than just down on her luck and will admit to being a little bit desperate when she receives the offer to take part in a weird game of hide and seek. Transported to the middle of nowhere Mack finds herself among fourteen competitors arriving.
Taken into a shelter they are given the rules, from dawn until dusk the game is on, hide or be eliminated if found. They are told that two of them will be eliminated each day and after that return to the base until the next day when the hunt begins again. To win simply survive the seven days without being found.
Being an adult has not stopped me from reading many of Kiersten White’s young adult novels and completely enjoying them so I was excited to give this first adult novel a go when I saw it. I was not surprised at all to find myself enjoying this one with the pages flying by as the tension grew. Loved the old abandoned park as a setting and the idea behind all that was going on in the park past and present. This one was thoroughly creepy and compelling and makes me want another adult attempt from the author.
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About the author:
Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of many books, including HIDE, the And I Darken trilogy, the Camelot Rising trilogy, Star Wars: Padawan, and, for younger readers, the Sinister Summer series. Kiersten lives with her family in San Diego, where she can be found cooing affirmations at her deeply ambivalent tortoise. Visit her at http://www.kierstenwhite.com.