The Hiding Place: An absolutely heart-stopping crime thriller

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About this ebook

The little girl peers down the dark alleyway. She isn’t supposed to take this shortcut, but it’s raining and all she wants is to get home quickly. She steps forward. But she never makes it home…


When nine-year-old Charlotte Standish goes missing from her street, it sparks a media frenzy in her small Lake District town. Her distraught parents are desperate to have their little blonde darling back, and Detective Morgan Brookes leads a frantic hunt for the girl. But Charlotte seems to have vanished into thin air.


Chasing up a lead at Charlotte’s school, Morgan is chilled to learn that another girl disappeared from the same street fifteen years ago. But the moment she begins to investigate the link, another local child goes missing. Ten-year-old Macy loves chocolate, her mum and her dog in that order, and Morgan’s heart twists at the thought of anyone harming this precious child.


The missing girls all lived close to each other so Morgan is sure that someone in this tight-knit community must know something. Going door to door, she is closing in on the truth when she gets a call that fills her with guilt; Charlotte’s lifeless body has been found in a local park, with distinctive scratches on her pale arms. Morgan has let one girl down, but she cannot give up on Macy and she’ll tear this town apart to find the final clue in her disappearance. But can Morgan solve this case before any more innocent lives are taken?


A nail-biting, unputdownable crime thriller that will keep you up all night, for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Rachel Caine.


Readers love The Hiding Place:


Wow!!! Just Wow!!! I did not see that one coming!!!… Such an addictive and compelling read… An absolute roller-coaster ride that kept me up until late at night.’ Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Pulled me into this one from the very first page… I 100% recommend Impossible to put down… A definite five star read.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read it in one day… As I read, I wanted to say, “No, Morgan, No!”… Wonderful!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Had me sitting on the edge of my seat.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-stopping… exciting… with some unexpected twists and turns.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A dark twisty story that grabs you in and doesn’t let go… you simply can’t put it down… Amazing. Twists and turns and angles that keep you guessing till the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was actually reading this book while blow drying my hair. I loved it that much!!Agirlwholovesbooks42 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely brilliant! From the first page you are completely drawn in. It’s fast-paced throughout and completely gripping.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An exciting read which had me turning the pages late into the night.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

31 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
June 1, 2021
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'The Hiding Place' by Helen Phifer. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Helen Phifer, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 1st June 2021. This is the fourth book I have read by this author. I have previously read her 2 previous books in the 'Detective Morgan Brookes' series 'One Left Alive' and 'The Killer's Girl' plus the second book in the 'Beth Adams' series 'The Girls In The Lake' which I would highly recommend. This is the third book in the 'Detective Morgan Brookes' series but it can be read as a standalone. I was originally drawn to this book by its gorgeous eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated 'A nail-biting, unputdownable crime thriller that will keep you up all night, for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney.' I am a huge fan of Angela Marsons so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a huge fan of Helen and if this
Cheryl McCullough
May 23, 2021
This was my first read in this series and I was not lost I thought the author did an excellent job giving you background so you understood I liked Morgan and Ben I made the mistake of thinking this was a mystery thriller and the first time I met the killer, child snatcher, I knew. Which tells me I misunderstood the genre. Barring that it was a good read. There is action and you feel the emotions and frustration of Morgan. The author did a great job of putting you in Morgans shoes. Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for the arc. I freely volunteer my thoughts and opinions.
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DJ Sakata
June 5, 2021
Morgan Brookes continues to be a lightning rod for trouble and I enjoy her out-of-the-box methods and good heart. This installment was nonstop activity on both the personal and professional fronts with new relationships stirring pangs of jealousy, speculation, and gossip among her coworkers. The storylines were engaging and rippling with tension, occasional hits of wry humor, and curiosity-prickling observations, yet a dearth of solid clues. This intriguing and absorbing series has been my introduction to the expertise of Helen Phifer's crafty scribblings, and I am annoyed at myself for being so late to the party. I have a lot of catching up to do.
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