Hidden by Catherine McKenzie

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When a married man suffers a sudden fatal accident, two women are shattered—his wife and someone else's—and past secrets, desires and regrets are brought to lightWhile walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Not one but two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son and contend with funeral arrangements, well-me...


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TitleHidden
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Release DateApr 1st, 2014
PublisherLake Union Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance, Adult Fiction, Drama, Adult, Cultural, Canada, Abandoned
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  • Catherine McKenzie
    2013-01-21
    My new book - coming in June ...
  • Ana
    2014-03-03
    It took me 3 days to decide to review this book for two big reasons: 1.) I liked it on some level and I didn't want to be harsh. 2.) I honestly don't enjoy offending people and in this case authors because writing a book is fucking hard. That said, I just had to review this because 3 days later, it still managed to irritate the hell out of me and I don't feel comfortable when I don't review books that affected me. Warning: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS....
  • Ashley
    2013-06-18
    I was so disappointed by this book. I loved McKenzie's first three books and read it despite thinking that the concept seemed a little boring and done compared to her previous novels. Man dies, wife and mysterious other woman left in his wake. I figured in McKenzie's hands, this tired concept would take on new life. It did not.What I found unforgivable was how completely indistinct the three narrators are. She tells each character's part of the s...
  • Lisa Brackmann
    2013-06-07
    In some ways, Catherine McKenzie's fourth novel, HIDDEN, resembles a mystery. It's a story about a relationship triangle, between Jeff, the husband whose unexpected death tears out the hearts of two women: his wife, Claire, and Tish, the co-worker with whom he had an intense bond -- but what exactly was its nature?In HIDDEN, the mystery is not "who dunnit" but why, and even, what did they do, exactly? One result is that like a suspenseful mystery...
  • Wendy
    2013-06-20
    Hidden is my first novel by Catherine McKenzie. It was thought provoking and well-written.Jeff Manning is suddenly killed and leaves two women devastated. One, his wife Claire who is left to struggle with this unimaginable loss and the other, Jeff's co-worker Tish who not only has to hide her grief but is faced with hiding her secret before anyone discovers it.Narrated by three different characters, at times, I was confused as to who was speaking...
  • Erin
    2017-09-16
    3.5 starsMontreal writer, Catherine McKenzie tells a great yarn and Hidden is no exception. Although I had an inkling about what would be the big revelation, I couldn't turn away from the pages and felt the book was highly intriguing. Despite the fact that the story is a slowburn, the three person narrative of the husband, wife, and a female friend that might have been more kept me turning the pages.
  • Jennifer
    2017-08-13
    When it comes to cheating, there are varying opinions on whether you should break your partner's heart by coming clean or keep it to yourself and allow guilt to be your isolating punishment. I say it depends. Is cheating a chronic issue for you? That needs to be discussed. Have you put your partner at risk of an STD? That absolutely needs to be discussed. Other than that? Just don't. At least don't if the only reason is to relieve yourself of gui...
  • Julie
    2014-03-17
    Hidden by Catherine McKenzie is a Lake Union publishing 2014 release. Claire and Jeff have a pretty good marriage up until Claire has an unplanned pregnancy and a miscarriage which sends her into a tailspin. She makes some pretty drastic changes in her life and her marriage begins to slip away bit by bit. But, things had gotten back on a more equal footing until Jeff is killed in an accident and a young woman he worked with attends his funeral le...
  • Darlene
    2013-06-13
    I have long been a fan of Catherine McKenzie. From her very first book she captivated my interest and has held it since with three more books including her newest entitled Hidden which releases tomorrow. Hidden takes us into the lives of husbands, wives, maybe mistresses, and all the things that make up the lives we live each day. It is a very real and honest novel that is raw and emotional and is a change from her previous novels that always see...
  • Lisa
    2014-04-12
    This is not REALLY a spoiler review, but it's an opinion heavy review, in which spoilers maaaay be read from between the lines, maybe. I would not call it a spoiler review, but if you want to go into this one COMPLETELY green, then you may want to skip this review just to be on the safe side.This is a tough one to rate. I kept waiting for the moment when all hell would break loose, but it just wasn't a hell-breaking-loose kind of book. Everything...
  • Erin Clemence
    2015-03-15
    I was introduced to Catherine McKenzie’s “Hidden” by way of a Facebook book group (because it clearly gets no more “book nerd” than that). McKenzie is a well-published Canadian author that I have somehow managed to overlook in all of my years of reading. In “Hidden”, a man is killed in a car accident, leaving behind a wife and son. But then there is also “Tish”, a “co-worker” and “friend” of the man, who has her own secr...
  • Ronak Gajjar
    2017-10-30
    Love - One emotion, that makes us or breaks us. I always found it as delusional emotion where somethings wait everything isn't justified ever. We love once, others are just I guess compromises. I think a person falling in love twice like Jeff are luckiest ones ever found. Clarie - I disliked her at certain points when she tries to prove her point confronting the people but maybe that was inevitable for her peace of heart.Tish - Only words I have ...
  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2014-04-23
    This was good, but like others I felt this story line of a dead guy, his wife and his lover has been written about to death. The characters were kind of lacking and I felt when I was reading the two ladies tell there story it felt kind of the same. I didn't particularly like the writing style but it was a good late night insomnia read.
  • Jenna
    2014-03-26
    Thanks to Netgalley and New Harvest for the advanced copy.When Jeff Manning is killed in a freak accident on his way home from work, not only does his wife (Claire) and son feel the impact, but there is another woman who feels the loss as well. Tish, a co-worker of Jeff's, who he has formed a bond with that exceeds the relationship limits of most co-workers, is trying to cope with his death in her own way.This story is told from three points-of-v...
  • Rossy
    2015-09-07
    At first, it was kind of a drag to be reading this, but as the story progressed, I felt really intrigued. Great plot, but the characters didn't win my heart. They were so real but so plain sometimes, that I couldn't help it. I liked Claire over Tish, of course.The story is told from the POV of the three main characters, the love triangle, and you have to get to the end to figure out what the mystery is.
  • Melissa
    2015-05-04
    4.5 stars“One minute doesn’t erase a thousand.”From the first chapter of Hidden, I was hooked. Catherine McKenzie’s writing grabbed me, held on tight and made me wonder all along - did it really happen? Did Tish and Jeff betray Brian and Claire? Infidelity isn’t an easy thing to read about, but this story was so well written, emotional and thought-provoking. Naturally, Claire is devastated when she unexpectedly loses her husband, Jeff. ...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    2014-04-04
    "But, of course, everyone has regrets. Loose ends. Things they could do if they had more time." (Hidden, ebook pg 103)Catherine McKenzie has spun a tale that is still resonating with me. She wrote what is was like to have to face a loss and to make life work under a new and uncarted set of circumstances. When Claire loses her husband, Jeff, expectedly her life is turned upside down. But, when she has an encounter with one of Jeff's co-worker at J...
  • Killua
    2013-07-01
    The funny thing about this book is that the wife never found out how her husband cheated on her while she stayed faithful to him until the end. Ok she did kiss his brother one time but compared to the husband's mistake, it's nothing. She stayed for him and yet he falls in love with another woman, doesn't trust her and the other woman has the gall to "keep her promise" to the husband by not telling the wife the truth. What's the point of making th...
  • Tracey Garvis-Graves
    2013-01-20
    I'm a huge fan of Catherine McKenzie so I was thrilled to receive an ARC of Hidden. I love multiple points of view, and Catherine does a great job maintaining distinct narrative voices. Hidden is a compelling novel and I couldn't wait to turn the pages. It's heartbreakingly honest and real, and it's a wonderfully relatable tale.
  • Judy Collins
    2014-04-04
    My first book by Catherine McKenzie, an exceptional writer, and look forward to reading more of her books. Very intriguing . . . While there are mixed reviews about HIDDEN, a compelling read, told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish, and Claire – the author does a fantastic job of leaving a lot to the reader’s imagination, with the building of tension throughout, flawed and messy lives, with real choices – raw emotions, making this an id...
  • Allie Larkin
    2013-06-10
    Haunting, beautiful and completely compelling. Catherine McKenzie deftly navigates the complicated nature of love, grief, truth and the places they hold in our lives. Catherine's books are always a must read and Hidden should be at the top of your list.
  • Luanne Ollivier
    2013-06-30
    I've been a fan of Canadian author Catherine McKenzie from book one. She's just released her fourth book - Hidden. I never know what to expect when I start one of her books - all four have been completely different reads. What I do know is that I'm going to enjoy it.What if you died unexpectedly? What if there were secrets you were keeping? What would happen then...."...we all lie about things. Little things, big things. We all keep stuff hidden....
  • Theresa Alan
    2016-11-03
    One of the things that’s compelling about McKenzie’s work is that each book is distinct from her others. They are all unique. What’s unique about this story isn’t simply that it alternates points of view between different characters—lots of novels do that—but that one of the narrators, Jeff, is killed in chapter one, yet he continues throughout the book to be a narrator. His part of the story helps explain why it’s not just his wife...
  • Melissa
    2014-03-13
    I thought that Hidden was very well written. It was easy to get into the minds of all the characters involved, even when I didn't agree with what they were doing. There were times I almost forgot I was reading a book because it felt so honest and genuine with realistic settings and dialogue. I kept wondering what would happen next and Catherine threw in some twists throughout. The ending felt anticlimactic, but the story was still powerful and in...
  • phyllis
    2013-03-14
    Have been a fan of Catherine McKenzie since I first read Spin. I was surprised to find that her latest, "Hidden" diverges from her first three novels, but delighted to find that it improves an already great body of work. Hidden has multiple narrators, and the narratives move forward chronologically although not simultaneously. It's wonderful. The flow of the book is steady, you become engrossed in the characters, and then the plot turns and twist...
  • Karen
    2014-07-30
    A solid 4 stars! Catherine McKenzie is an amazing writer. Her characters are extremely realistic, the storylines are edgy and her execution is perfect. I was a little apprehensive at first about reading this book because of the three person narration, the past to present then back and forth timeline and the subject matter. I saw two ways the book could have ended and was so hoping for the other, but, I still really enjoyed the book.
  • Catherine McKenzie
    2015-04-15
    Hidden is out in German! Check it out ....
  • Allison
    2014-03-18
    Really compellingly written...with an ending I did not see coming at all. (And it's hard to surprise me!)
  • Robyn
    2013-01-22
    I have been a fan of Catherine McKenzie's work since her first novel came out, which I read in the spring of 2010, about 4 months after it was released. I've read all her work, and thoroughly enjoyed every single novel that Catherine has written. I was extremely excited when I received an advanced reader's copy of Hidden to read & review. I'll be participating in Catherine's blog tour for the release of Hidden. Hidden comes out June 18th, 2013 an...
  • Jaxy
    2014-03-03
    Hidden is told in the first-person narrative of three characters – Jeff, the deceased, in the past, along with Claire, his wife, and Tish, his lover, both in the present. The novel begins with Jeff’s untimely demise, and the first half of the novel tells the story of the first few days following his death, along with a look at Jeff’s past. We know going in to the novel that Jeff was cheating on his wife with a coworker at the time of his de...