Book Review: Hiding In Plain Sight, by Susan Lewis.

03 Mar
Book Review: Hiding In Plain Sight, by Susan Lewis.

Thank you very much to Louise Page and  Century Publishers for my copy of Hiding in Plain Sight, and thank you to Author Susan Lewis for writing yet another fantastic book. Below is my unbiased review in thanks for my lovely hardback book.



Andee Lawrence is in heaven. Well, the South of France to be exact. 

Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage, for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. Pottering around a small picturesque town on an early summer’s day, she is at peace.

But her world is about to be shattered.

‘Remember me?’ 

Two words spoken by a woman from the back of a car that say so much yet reveal so little.
As the car drives away Andee is left reeling, overwhelmed by shock, confusion, self-doubt and mounting trepidation.

Almost thirty years ago, fourteen year old Penny had disappeared from her family’s life, never to be heard from again. It is the missing child case that has haunted Andee her whole life; And now Penny – Andee’s sister – is back.

The question is: why?


Published by Arrow on 25th January 2018

My Thoughts:

As many book lovers will know, Susan Lewis is a much loved best selling Author. Susan has done it once again with Hiding in Plain Sight. We start off with characters that we met in previous books. (though it wouldn’t matter if you haven’t read them). Ex detective Andee Lawrence is France when a voice and face from long ago in her past stops right in front of her. This is no spoiler as its in the blurb, but Andee’s sister who went missing when she was fourteen is back! What we don’t know is:

Why is she back?

What does she want? 

Where has she been all these years?

The story is the usual brilliant Susan Lewis writing with a contemporary plot that gives the reader food for thought. I wasn’t expecting what happened at all. Penny (Andee’s sister) has had a very different life from the family that she left. The Author does a great job of understanding how past events can scar you mentally and how this can affect your life choices. 

In many ways this book reminds me of the type of books that Jodie Picoult writes. It made me think of human nature, choices, emotions. I was totally engaged in the plot, the characters and in Susan Lewis’ writing. 

Hiding in Plain Sight is an enjoyable thought provoking read from an incredible author.



Twitter – @susandlewis


Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Books, Uncategorized


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17 responses to “Book Review: Hiding In Plain Sight, by Susan Lewis.

  1. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You

    March 3, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Oh this sounds like a good read. Going to add it to my reading list on goodreads

    • chocolatepages

      March 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

      It really is. I have plenty more of this authors books already on my tbr 😉

  2. Lindsay | Bookboodle

    March 3, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Oooh this sounds a good read and if like Jodi Picoult, well you’ve got me there!
    Thanks for linking with Talk of the Town Amanda!

    • chocolatepages

      March 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you, I really like Jodi Picoult books too.

  3. Yvo

    March 3, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Fab review! Good to hear you enjoyed this one.

  4. irena_bookdustmagic

    March 4, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Ohh, I (think I) remember her sister went missing, like, it was told in one book I read, but I’m not even sure in which anymore… Anyway, now I really wonder what heppened and where she was.
    Now when I saw your review, I kinda got sentimental yearn for Susan Lewis books. It has been a long time since I read something by her.

    • chocolatepages

      March 4, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      The last book I read by Susan Lewis was ‘The Moment She Left’ and it is mentioned in that book that Penny went missing, but there weren’t too many details about it. It was a good read. I think the author already has another book out since that one was published. She writes a lot!

      • irena_bookdustmagic

        March 5, 2018 at 7:09 am

        Yes, she’s like a writing machine! I also read The Moment she Left. I think we were on the same blog tour?

      • chocolatepages

        March 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

        We were indeed. It was you that recommended the book to me. Great author recommendation! 😉

  5. suzannawilliams (@suzannawriter)

    March 4, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I like the sound of this book. Putting it on my TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing

    • chocolatepages

      March 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy the book when you gets chance to read it. Susan Lewis is a great Author.

  6. Florence

    March 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I was halfway through reading Hiding in Plain Sight when you posted your review on Saturday and after finishing the book I totally agree that this is yet another hit from Susan Lewis – a very enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend it.

    • chocolatepages

      March 6, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Ah what a coincidence reading the same book. I had finished it a while ago, just took a bit longer to write the review! Did it remind you a bit of Jodi Picoult books?

    • chocolatepages

      March 6, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Ps. Nice to hear from you again on ChocolatePages. 😉

  7. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    March 7, 2018 at 10:49 am

    What a brilliant review for what sounds like a compelling read! I agree with the book, the South of France is heaven, except I prefer my side, the West, to the crowded Provence, haha! I might not have picked this story because of the cover, but your analysis makes me want to know more about the characters and how they have been affected by life! xx

    • chocolatepages

      March 10, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you Meggy. It was Irena that recommended this Author to me, I probably wouldn’t have gone for her either, but I’m glad that I did.


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