Hiding by Henry Turner
Since being dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, a teenage boy has been ghosting through his life. His mother has also left his dad, who sits around watching TV all day. He’s always been very good at hiding in plain sight—the kind of hiding where you’re in the middle of a crowded room but no one sees you. So being left on his own now isn’t so different. In fact, it allows him to wander the town unnoticed. So when he winds up in Laura’s backyard and notices the unlocked basement window, he knows he can get in without being discovered. Only once he’s there, nothing is what he expected. It turns out Laura’s family has a secret of their own. He’s not sure why, but he knows he must figure out what it is.
Written in a very casual style, this story takes a while to get used to. But the characters are vividly drawn, and the mystery unfolds at a slow but steady pace. Recommended for readers in high school and up who enjoy psychological mysteries.
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