Book Review: Dark Place to Hide by AJ Waines

​When Harper’s wife Diane goes missing he is sure something has happened to her but the circumstances of her leaving are not suspicious to the police or her family. Unable to accept Diane may have left him or just needed space, Harper uses his skills of observation as a criminologist to find her. However, when seven year old Clara goes missing too, the hunt for both Diane and Clara turn up interesting secrets. 

This is the second book I have read from this author and as intriguing as the premise of the story is I found this hard to get into in the first half. Connecting with both Harper and the missing Diane was not as easy as I expected and even though usually oddball characters strike a chord with me, Harper just didn’t. 

Despite my lack of connection with the characters I found it impossible to put the book aside as I really did want to know what happened to Diane. The second half of this psychological thriller picked up pace to be more interesting and the race against time at the end made it an exciting read overall.

Far from the best thriller from this author, this one is quite a slow burn of a thriller to begin with but got better as I read on. This book is available to read for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Links To Book:

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