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The Hidden Things

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A smart and hugely entertainingly thriller, with so many sharp twists and hairpin turns that you'll need to hold on for dear life. But it's the compelling, nuanced characters--dark, light, and every shade in-between--who will stay with you long after the last page." - Lou Berney

"The Hidden Things is a model for superb thriller writing. It checks all the boxes: Grabbing us on the opening page, sending us on a roller coaster of plotting, taking us deep into a world (fine arts) that most of us only glimpse from the outside, and offering up a cast of brilliantly drawn characters, noble and evil and everything in between. Mason also proves to be an ace wordsmith, whose sharply drawn prose elevates the novel to an even higher peak." - Jeffery Deaver

"Hidden Things is a treat: a heist story taken to pieces and expertly put back together at off-kilter angles into a startling, smart, vivid book." - Tana French

"Greed and revenge collide as Jamie Mason deftly explores an art theft gone terribly wrong. THE HIDDEN THINGS is a wholly original and deeply compelling read that will keep readers on the edge of their seats." - Mary Kubica

"The Hidden Things confirms Jamie Mason's prodigious and wholly original talent. In a world of copycat writers chasing trends, she does her own thing -- and it's magnificent." - Laura Lippman

"A tense and captivating story of things both lost and found, THE HIDDEN THINGS puts an entirely unique twist on the aftermath of an art heist. A sharp, atmospheric thriller that lingered long after I turned the final page--I couldn't put it down." - Megan Miranda

"Relentlessly suspenseful and as hauntingly sinister as any book I have ever read. This dark domestic noir, with greed and bravery clashing over a priceless possession, is irresistibly sardonic and beautifully written, with a complex and textured cast, a twisty contemporary plot, and one of the most endearing and unforgettable main characters you will ever meet. A master class in character and a knockout of a story, this book is a rare treasure--terrifying, heartbreaking, and completely original." - Hank Phillippi Ryan


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November 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Hidden Things (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Jamie Mason
ISBN: 1-4328-6777-6 / 978-1-4328-6777-5 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hidden Things
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ISBN: 1-5011-7731-1 / 978-1-5011-7731-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2021 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Hidden Things
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ISBN: 1-982172-22-3 / 978-1-982172-22-0
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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hidden Things
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ISBN: 1-5011-7732-X / 978-1-5011-7732-3 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Hidden Things
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ISBN: 1-982129-99-9 / 978-1-982129-99-6
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hidden Things
Author(s): Jamie Mason
ISBN: 1-5082-9407-0 / 978-1-5082-9407-8 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hidden Things
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August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hidden Things
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Title: The Hidden Things
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