THE HIDING PLACE
Harper's latest has a shiver-inducing, dramatic premise. A couple of scenes veer slightly into melodrama, but readers will likely be inclined to overlook it because the plot and characters are
But Claire's uncle, Nick MacMahon, is about to
take custody of the girl. Agreeing to
stick around while Nick and Claire
get used to each other, Tara begins to piece together the months she's missing.
A routine visit to a doctor yields
the disturbing possibility that Tara
gave birth while she was comatose.
Her husband divorced her in the interim, and he's now remarried with a child. Further inquiry only raises more questions -- which someone will do anything to keep Tara from answering.
(MIRA, Nov., 400 pp., $6.99)