Genre: Women’s fiction
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: New Harvest
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: alluded to
Description from Amazon.com:
While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.
Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish, and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, the repercussions of our personal choices, and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love.
Having read Ms. McKenzie’s novel ARRANGED, I was expecting a good read and that is precisely what I got. I could not put this book down. The author brings you into the lives of these people and you somehow have a vested interest in how things turn out. For each character, no matter if a central character or a side character, we feel their pain and concerns. We are privy to their personality foibles and pluses. There is understanding of a marriage and of a liaison and there is no judgment, just the results.
I highly recommend this book.