The Hidden: A Novel of Suspense

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Oct 1, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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A series of seemingly random murders along a fifty-mile stretch of the
rugged northern California coast, committed by an unknown dubbed by the
media the Coastline Killer. A young couple with marital problems, Shelby
and Jay Macklin, who decide to spend the week between Christmas and New
Year's at a friend's remote coastal cottage. Two couples in a
neighboring home whose relationships are thick with festering menace. A
fierce winter storm that leads to a night of unrelenting terror. These
are the main ingredients in Bill Pronzini's chilling and twist-filled
tale about the hidden nature of crime and its motives.

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User Review  - sensitivemuse - LibraryThing

It certainly started off interesting. It had all the right elements of suspense and it got me reading further into it. Then it stops. The plot suddenly focuses mainly on the deteriorating relationship ... Read full review

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User Review  - suballa - LibraryThing

I have to agree with the other reviewer. Not suspenseful at all. Add in annoying and unbelievable (or unbelievably annoying) characters and a lame plot. Luckily, it's a short book. Sorry! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Bill Pronzini is the author of more than forty novels, including three
in collaboration with his wife, the novelist Marcia Muller, and is the
creator of the popular Nameless Detective series. A six-time nominee for
the Edgar Allan Poe Award (most recently for A Wasteland of Strangers),
Pronzini is also the recipient of two Shamus Awards. He received a
Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America in May 2008. He
lives in Northern California.

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