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The Hiding Place

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Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An intricate and powerful thriller." - Tana French

"A terrifyingly tense thriller that takes you to the darkest places of the human heart." - Elly Griffiths

"Another totally thrilling page-turner. Masterful writing about teenage insecurity again, with a plot that twists and turns in to such a dramatic conclusion. Also so filmic, I could see every scene - surely has to be adapted!" - Araminta Hall

"Lelic's best yet. As beautifully crafted as ever, and builds layer upon layer of tension." - Cara Hunter

"Dual timelines unravel the truth behind a deadly game in a sinister boarding school & the present day hunt for a killer. Tense, full of misdirection & beautifully written." - Gilly MacMillan

"The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic totally ruined by evenings! A taut pacy murder mystery that just won't stop turning pages. Lelic manages to combine Golden age whodunnit charm with a hypnotic mystery. The thinking reader's writer Lelic never disappoints and this one is the best yet." - Imran Mahmood

"A bloody good read and the very definition of unpredictable." - John Marrs

"This book delivers on its premise and then some! This novel about a creepy school and a deadly game gone wrong is both compelling and beautifully written and infused with a simmering tension - I couldn't stop turning the pages!" - Sarah Pearse

"I loved this. A great police procedural centred on a boarding school with a potent mix of privilege and the fall out from toxic parenting, building up to a gripping, breathless denouement. Great stuff." - Harriet Tyce

"I finished reading The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic yesterday. It opens with a chilling first page and the tone is set for a dark and disturbing thriller right up to the heart-stopping finale. A must read." - Michael Wood

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