Hide and Seek: An absolutely gripping thriller with heart-pounding suspense

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The sun is out. Your little boy is smiling. The next time you look… he’s gone.

 

Lana Cross would do anything to protect her perfect family but on a trip to an adventure park, they slip out of her sight. When she finds her husband, he’s out cold on the forest floor. Then the truth sinks in: Cooper, her four-year-old son, is missing.

 

No one stopped the man carrying the sleeping boy. The park cameras don’t show where he went. Then Lana receives an anonymous message, telling her to visit a local school with a horrifying history...

 

This is no random attack. Whoever took Cooper is playing a twisted game, and if Lana wants to find him, she must participate.

 

How could there be a link between the school and her missing son? And can Lana find her little boy before it’s too late?

 

A heart-in-mouth thriller that will keep you reading long into the night. Fans of James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, and Tess Gerritsen will be absolutely hooked.

What everyone’s saying about Hide and Seek:

‘Ohhh I totally loved this book. Fast-paced, gripping and it sucked me in from the very first page. This book was a real page turner.’ Goodreads, 5 stars

‘Wow this book was good, it was full of tension and was charged with emotion. A solid 5 stars!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

‘From the very outset of this book I was hooked… I was almost holding my breath, poised on the edge of my seat, desperate to see what would happen. I loved it.’ Jen Med’s Books Reviews, 5 stars

‘If I could I would seriously give this book far more than five stars.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime

‘Fast-paced thriller that was difficult to put down.’ Goodreads, 5 stars

‘This is a terrifically delicious thriller... sort of like riding the world's highest roller coaster ride. Up and up and up... and then the fast decline to the bottom before starting again. All the while your heart is in your throat, the fear is palpable. If you like movies that scare you, books that leave you gasping, you really must read Hide and Seek.’ Strong Book Reviews

‘Sometimes I read "fast paced" or "dark suspense" and I think “Nah it really wasn't”. But this book was. I highly recommend this.’ Goodreads, 5 stars

‘I loved this book. It keeps you guessing all the way never knowing what might happen next.’ Goodreads 5 stars

‘Great suspenseful book that is fast paced and well written... RECOMMEND!’ Goodreads

‘A pacey crime thriller. As the novel builds to its conclusion there are several twists in the tale. In fact, it turns into a real psychological thriller! I will certainly be looking out for future books by Richard Parker on the strength of this book.’ Goodreads

‘A rollercoaster of a ride from the very first sentence. Beyond every parent’s worst nightmare, this story delivers a terrifying plot that keeps you guessing. The sort of read you won't want to put down until you have finished it.’ Goodreads, 5 stars

‘I found myself hooked right from the very first page. Hide And Seek starts with a bang and stays that way until the very end.’ It’s All About Books,  5 stars

‘OMG! Richard Parker certainly knows how to grab the reader’s attention, with a “heart thumping” opening chapter I found myself well and truly hooked. Imagine one minute your child's having the time of their life and the next minute they’re gone, taken by a stranger, it's got to be every parent’s biggest nightmare, the author expertly builds on this fear making Hide And Seek a highly unnerving read...’ The Book Review Café

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Bookouture
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Published on
Aug 31, 2017
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Pages
324
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ISBN
9781786812391
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Her eyelids were the only parts of her body she could move. The figure spoke, then retreated into the gloom. She couldn’t accept what they’d said. How could she have brought this on herself?

 

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Is it one killer or more? Random, or part of a bigger plan?

 

The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove. With her film crew in tow, Hazel sets off for the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found, to solve the crime, bring Meredith justice, and make the documentary of her lifetime. But as Hazel interviews the victims’ families and friends, people start disappearing.

 

As the death toll rises, Hazel realises someone close-by is targeting her team methodically. Can she uncover the truth before another life is lost, or will the killer get to Hazel first?

 

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‘I must say that I simply loved this book… really a nail-biter … I finished in record time.’ Goodreads reviewer

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‘Wow, what an amazing book! ... absolutely stunning! ... From the very first page, this story had me hooked ... I loved Hazel ... tense, thrilling, unputdownable.’ Renita D’Silva 5*

‘Well worth 5 stars, deserves many more ... had me hooked from the shocking first chapter and totally engrossed.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime

‘Grips hold of you and once it does it will not let you go ... so dark, so twisted ... It's so bloody brilliant ... Remind me not to upset Mr Parker as he has a very twisted mind ... I was totally blindsided and grinning like the Cheshire Cat ... And the ending ... The killer ... Jeepers Creepers. How in the fluff did you pull that off Mr Parker because pull it off you did. Totally another bam! In. Your. Face. moment and I loved it ... you have got me hooked and you have a fan for life ... It's quite simply brilliant.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

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From the Hardcover edition.
The life and times of America's most celebrated economist, assessing his lessons-and warnings-for us today

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Born and raised on a small Canadian farm, Galbraith began teaching at Harvard during the Depression. He was FDR's "price czar" during the war and then a senior editor of Fortune before returning to Harvard and to fame as a bestselling writer. Parker shows how, from his early championing of Keynes to his acerbic analysis of America's "private wealth and public squalor," Galbraith regularly challenged prevailing theories and policies. And his account of Galbraith's remarkable friendship with John F. Kennedy, whom he served as a close advisor while ambassador to India, is especially relevant for its analysis of the intense, dynamic debates that economists and politicians can have over how America should manage its wealth and power. This masterful chronicle gives color, depth, and meaning to the record of an extraordinary life.

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