The Hiding House
"Intense...creepy... Richards has created a unique, atmospheric story, which keeps the reader guessing." - Snazzy Books
Every family has its secrets. Every secret has its price.
Life had been cruel to Sebastian and Elise. Until the day their abusive mother vanished. Four years later, the young siblings have found happiness at their grandmother’s isolated woodland house. But their safe existence is about to be torn apart.
On a sweltering summer’s day, tragedy strikes and the children are left vulnerable and alone. Elise knows she must act quickly to protect her younger brother, but instead of going for help she insists they stay hidden from the outside world.
As Sebastian begins to suspect his sister’s motives, Elise must fight to protect her brother’s life. Because hiding in the wood is a terrifying secret. One that holds the key to their mother’s disappearance. And now that secret wants to come inside...
An unsettling blend of psychological suspense and dark family drama, The Hiding House is a unique and emotional page-turner from Malcolm Richards.
Intense, well written
A fascinating story, in which childhood fears are entangled with (very) grown-up calamities, it keeps you on edge all along. The Hiding House offers a deep perspective about the meaning of love and trust in family.
The first chapter is just lovely, deeply sad and beautiful.
Another well written book by this author. Very sad but all too real story that, fortunately, had a better ending than I expected.