Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts #RBRT #BookReview @jmortonpotts


The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(by Goodreads)

A gripping psychological thriller with chilling twists, from a unique new voice.

Keller Baye and Rebecca Brown live on different sides of the Atlantic. Until she falls in love with him, Rebecca knows nothing of Keller. But he’s known about her for a very long time, and now he wants to destroy her.

This is the story of two families. One living under the threat of execution in North Carolina. The other caught up in a dark mystery in the Scottish Highlands. The families’ paths are destined to cross. But why? And can anything save them when that happens?

Genre(s): Kindle eBooks
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense
> Teen & Young Adult
> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Suspense
Series: n.a.
File size: 325 pages
Release date: 2018-02-01



‘You need to be a little north of there. Pack a sweater. You’re going to the Scottish Highlands.’

Keller sipped his Mountain View and pulled the dossier around so that he could read the right way up. Blonk seemed uncomfortable that the file was out of his control.

‘Can you let me have access to the trace software, Mr Blonk? I’ll pay extra of course.’

*** *** ***

Rebecca smiled at the lady and she scrolled down till she found her parents’ names but she didn’t find what she expected. They weren’t calling her mum and dad The Browns. They were calling her parents Julia and Stephen Seawhite.

My Opinion

This book introduces you to the plot lines covering Rebecca and her family, and Keller Baye.

With Hiding, Jenny Morton Potts has created a quite intriguing mystery, starting with two plot lines. It is at first on the slowish side, introducing the main characters and pieces of their pasts. After a few chapters, the story settles at a good and steady pace. Jenny Morton Potts created a good suspense story with some twists, and more insights in Keller’s motives. I did not get close to the characters – I followed them and their stories from a comfortable distance. I wanted to learn the reason why, even if I could not get very close to any of the events. Even if the story did not fully meet my expectations, it is a good read with believable characters, interesting turns, and a good flow.

This is a book for you if you like suspense with interesting turns and sidelines, believable characters, and if you appreciate the art of forgoing excessive details.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady, slow
POV Third person – past tense
Language 😳
Violence 😳
Sexual content :mrgreen: – 😳


About the author

Jenny Morton Potts was born in a smart, dull suburb of Glasgow where the only regular excitement was burglary. Attended a smart, dull school where the only regular excitement was the strap. Worked in smart, dull sales and marketing jobs until realising she was living someone else’s life.

Escaped to Gascony to make gîtes. Knee deep in cement and pregnant, Jenny was happy. Then autism and a distracted spine surgeon who wanted to talk about The Da Vinci Code, wiped out the order. Returned to wonderful England – and unlikely ever to leave again – Jenny, with assistance from loyal hound, walked and swam her way back to manageable health.

Jenny would like to see the Northern Lights but worries that’s the best bit and should be saved till last. Very happily, and gratefully, partnered for 28 years, she ought to mention, and living with inspirational child in Derbyshire.

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Hiding?  Or – if you did not yet read Hiding – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂











11 thoughts on “Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts #RBRT #BookReview @jmortonpotts

  1. Karen, this had suspense and intrigue. You did a great review with enough to whet our appetite, without revealing too much. Thank you for liking my recent posts. Smiles, Robin

    • Thank you very much for your kind feedback, Robin. 🙂
      I would love to visit your wonderful blog more often – unfortunately my time for the blogosphere is pretty limited at the moment.

      • Karen, no worries! I am such a sporadic reader of other blogs. We both have busy lives (and my work schedule is changing into a challenging one.) Just glad to touch base and see a familiar face. You still seem like a longtime friend who could pick up where we left off. 🙂

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