Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes

Hidden Pieces

Embry Woods has secrets. Small ones about her past. Bigger ones about her relationship with town hero Luke and her feelings for someone new. But the biggest secret she carries with her is about what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn. The fire. The homeless guy. Everyone thinks Embry is a hero, too, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.Embry thinks she’ll have to take the secret to her grave, until she receives an anonymous note...

Details Hidden Pieces

TitleHidden Pieces
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews Hidden Pieces

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 3/5This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewPaula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both praised as a town hero and haunted by secrets she must hide to keep her loved ones aliveIn comparison to Liars, Inc, which I read a couple of years ago, this book is an improv...
  • Stacee
    I am always up for one of Paula’s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She’s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she’s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of the things she does, and I enjoyed seeing her grow. Holden is adorable and the dynamic between him and Embry was equally as adorable. He pushes when he needs to and back...
  • Ariana
    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way they did, so I still enjoyed the ride. There was also half-good communication - which is a good thing, because we didn't wait for the very last page for some things to se...
  • Jennifer
    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance.The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast.This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single parenthood, cheating, financial difficulties, secrets...Embry was a very interesting narrator. She is mostly a good kid. But she keeps lots of secrets and she closes herself off fro...
  • - ̗̀ DANY ̖́- (danyreads)
    . : ☾⋆ — 3 ★ READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!!https://bit.ly/2OsFdUbARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!)Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally commits arson while hooking up with her best friend’s ex-boyfriend. she concocts a plan to leave the crime scene and remain blameless, but after receiving a series of increasingly...
  • Jazmen
    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial.Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over.While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it was drowned out by what I felt was petty foolishness.Embry, is keeping pieces of herself hidden, hence the title--however, her secrets, although potentially hurtful--were sup...
  • Christy
    Wow, I really wasn’t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date!
  • Candace
    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I’ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn’t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ‘got’ why she made some of the decisions she did. Excellent thriller, definitely recommend!
  • BookishGeek
    Embry has it rough. She lives alone with her mother (unless you include her dog Betsy), and works tirelessly at the family cafe to keep their heads above water. She is the reason her best friend's boyfriend dumped her - unfortunately, that reason is because she slept with said best friend's boyfriend. Her actual boyfriend is overseas, and Embry doesn't have the heart to break his.Yes, things are rough for Embry. Even rougher still though when a l...
  • Kester Nucum
    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way.For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to put it down and I must be shocked at the plot twists and revelations. Hidden Pieces accomplished both of them! I started this book on a road trip (a 4 to 5 hour drive) a...
  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    I always enjoy Paula Stokes’ thrillers, and Hidden Pieces is no exception. Stokes is very talented when it comes to drawing you in and keeping you guessing, especially as she throws little hints into the story every now and then that you may or may not pick up on.I was captivated by Hidden Pieces from the start, as it opens with a PSS (positive sex scene) and then a hotel burns down. So, yeah. It started off really well. When the main character...
  • Alaina Evans
    I received an ARC of Hidden Pieces and I really enjoyed it. I guessed the culprit pretty early on but there were still mysteries I hadn't guessed by the end. I thought the MC made some poor choices in the beginning (shows she is realistically flawed) but then she made better decisions as the story went on that I think other mysteries don't do. Some other mysteries tend to have the characters make really bad decisions for the entirety of the story...
  • Gina
    I received this digital review copy from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.I have mixed feelings about this one. I feel like it was very cinematic which I did enjoy, but also somewhat anti climatic. I just didn’t feel attached to the characters and felt like Embry was a little dramatic. Overall though, I did enjoy it. As much as I wasn’t that invested in the characters there was just something there that kept me going an...
  • Sarah
    I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy Of this book in exchange for an honest review.Well,I have to say, Paula Stokes has done it again. Her characters are realistically flawed and compelling. While I can’t necessarily relate to Embry’s life experiences, the issues she creates for herself are believably messed up.As the intensity escalates, so does the complexity of the relationships. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and tying to put together a...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Hidden Pieces is fire! Sometimes even literal. One of the rare books with a vivid, memorable start. It was almost tangible. Huge props to Paula Stokes. Gotta give it to her, she did fool me into thinking ....... was the one sending threats and even attacking people. I believed it till the reveal. Well done! Would definitely recommend as a beach read-too bad I read it in January. :D 3.5 very high stars
  • Sandie, Teen Lit Rocks
    I had high hopes because I've enjoyed a couple of her other books, but this one wasn't as compelling (despite the intriguing start). Maybe if I hadn't just read a few other suspense-filled YA novels earlier this year, I wouldn't judge it this harshly, but I also had a hard time with the protagonist's poor choices. I didn't connect with anyone except for perhaps Holden, and the big reveal feels anticlimactic instead of poignant.
  • David Linwood
    Got an advance copy of this one. Not convinced by this story at all. Could have been a strong read but falls into cliche whenever the author is called upon to write through challenging plot points and tough scenes.
  • Julie
    Usually I am a fan of her books and auto read her books but this book had cheating which I am not a fan of. I had an idea of who the blackmailer was but I had other suspects . I didn't like the lying at all. I did enjoy learning more the location and seeing that she was such a fan of taking pictures. I just wish that she could have been more honest to those that she cared about.
  • Kari
    Embry holds a lot of secrets. Sometimes she wants to share, sometimes she doesn't, but she always keeps those pieces of herself hidden. Someone, though, knows her secrets, and their endgame is murder. What is Embry to do?As usual, I LOVED this book. Paula Stokes always writes amazing books, and this was no exception. I suspected like four different people throughout the book that could be the one, and I'm glad to say that is was one of them. I re...
  • Maryalice
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review. Worried that everyone eventually will leave her, Embry doesn't share all of herself with many people. In fact, there's only one person who really knows her, and he's her best friend's ex-boyfriend. Immense guilt over choices she's made and things she's done prevents Embry from telling the truth to those she loves. When Embry begins to receive anonym...