The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
I was anxiously anticipating another read from C.J. Tudor. After reading The Chalk Man, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Tudor’s second book.
The Hiding Place was a slow burn. It took me awhile to get into, but I thoroughly enjoyed the multiple parallel stories that were going and the switching of time periods for the full scope of the story. About ⅔ of the way through, I wasn’t sure if all the moving parts would come together in the end, but I held on. And boy, the last 10% of the novel is quite the rollercoaster of happenings. Hold Tight! Like I said, I really like the back and forth between the time periods, it allows for a reader to get to know the characters in the present, but also where they came from and how Arnhill just sort of stayed the same, protecting their own-- or at least those they chose to protect.
It didn’t live up to my Chalk Man expectations, but I’m going to keep my eye out for more work from C.J. Tudor. I like her writing style and the way I always seem to connect with her characters.