The Hidden Things

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 3, 2020 - Fiction - 352 pages
A brilliantly original thriller and “a startling, smart, vivid book” (Tana French, New York Times bestselling author) from the acclaimed author of Three Graves Full—inspired by the real-life unsolved theft of a seventeenth-century painting.

Twenty-eight seconds.

In less than half a minute, a home-security camera captures the hidden resolve in fourteen-year-old Carly Liddell as she fends off a vicious attack just inside her own front door. The video of her heroic escape appears online and goes viral. As the view count climbs, the lives of four desperate people will be forever changed by what’s just barely visible in the corner of the shot.

Carly’s stepfather is spurred to protect his darkest secret: how a stolen painting—four hundred years old, by a master of the Dutch Golden Age—has come to hang in his suburban foyer. The art dealer, left for dead when the painting vanished, sees a chance to buy back her life. And the double-crossed enforcer renews the hunt to deliver the treasure to his billionaire patrons—even if he has to kill to succeed.

But it’s Carly herself, hailed as a social-media hero, whose new perspective gives her the courage to uncover the truth as the secrets and lies tear her family apart.
 

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User Review  - rosalita - LibraryThing

With The Hidden Things (Gallery Books, 2019) Jamie Mason has crafted a solid suspense thriller that is firmly rooted in contemporary culture. It all begins when 14-year-old Carly fends off a would-be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darcia - LibraryThing

This story totally hooked me. The writing has a literary flair, with beautifully crafted sentences and poignant observations throughout. Pacing is the kind of slow burn that invites us into the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
Section 4
29
Section 5
39
Section 6
49
Section 7
55
Section 8
63
Section 17
169
Section 18
184
Section 19
195
Section 20
198
Section 21
215
Section 22
232
Section 23
246
Section 24
259

Section 9
69
Section 10
82
Section 11
101
Section 12
113
Section 13
125
Section 14
132
Section 15
144
Section 16
157
Section 25
274
Section 26
280
Section 27
285
Section 28
293
Section 29
298
Section 30
306
Section 31
320
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About the author (2020)

Jamie Mason was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Washington, DC. She’s most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and, conversely, staying at home. Jamie lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina. She is the author of Three Graves Full, Monday’s Lie, and The Hidden Things.

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