03 May 2022

Review of The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic


I am really excited to be taking part in the blog tour today for The Hiding Place.

In 1997 a boy disappeared from his boarding school. Despite strange circumstances, it is ruled that he must have run away and the case is seemingly forgotten.

However, 20 years later his body is found in the school grounds and his friends, who have since gone on to become prominent people, are the main suspects.

They maintain that they were just playing a harmless game of hide and seek when Ben went missing, but things don’t really add up and there are some things at the school that seem quite sinister too.

What game were they really playing and who was behind it?

This book is so addictive to read, I literally could not put it down.

I particularly liked the structure of the chapters, as it alternates between Ben before the murder and the detectives after the murder. You get a real feeling that you know the characters so well.

I highly recommend this book, especially if you like thrillers or crime fiction. This is the first book that I have read by Simon Lelic and I can’t wait to read more.

5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher as part of the blog tour.