Thursday, April 11

Review: Hidden by Rebecca Zanetti

Title: Hidden
Series: Deep Ops #1
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
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The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Hide. That’s all Pippa can do to escape the terror chasing her. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo . . .

Run. Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up . . .

Fight. Someone’s gone to a lot of trouble to bring them together. No matter how much he resents that, and his own driving needs, Malcolm will have to dig deep and let loose the banished killer inside himself, or Pippa’s fears could come true faster than the flip of a bolt in a lock . . .

I can definitely say that I could have never guessed the trouble that Pippa was in when I started this book.  No wonder she is living off the grid, in a safe house, and slightly terrified of all human beings.  Enter handsome Malcolm as her new neighbor and she is torn between wanting to know him for his good looks and company he could bring and the threat that would burst her safety bubble. Hidden was filled with some absolutely wonderful characters and some absolutely sleazy ones as well.

Joining Pippa and Mal in the “wonderful characters” category are Angus, Roscoe (Angus’ quirky dog), Wolfe, and Kat (Wolfe’s new found kitten that stays in his pocket.)  These four brought some light into the darkness that Pippa and Mal face throughout the book.  

I enjoyed this band of misfit gathering together all of their special talents and using them to make the world a safer place.  They are like a super government agency force that is kept secret and hidden in plain sight. 

I did, not surprisingly, hate Isaac.  Everything about him made my skin crawl.  I hated his use of religion as a means to get what he wants – he is one of the sleazy characters mentioned above.

Hidden was a quick and entertaining read and I am excited to see where the rest of this series and characters go.  I can't wait to read Raider and Wolfe's story.

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