What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards

What You Hide

A new pulse-pounding romantic thriller from the author of We All Fall Down and Six Months Later Spencer volunteers at the library. Sure, it's community service, but he likes his work. Especially if it means getting to see Mallory.Mallory spends a lot of time keeping her head down. When you're sixteen and homeless, nothing matters more than being anonymous. But Spencer's charm makes her want to be noticed.Then sinister things start happening at th...

Details What You Hide

TitleWhat You Hide
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Thriller, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews What You Hide

  • Elizabeth
    Tl;dr: What You Hide is a contemporary ya novel that has one interesting storyline, one that's meh, and one that doesn't work at all, making it a bit of a muddle that never gels into a fully integrated read.So, What You Hide--the good:Mallory. She's a high schooler living with her controlling stepfather and pregnant mother. Mallory wants her mom to leave her stepfather, who tracks every move she makes and pretty much won't let her mother see anyo...
  • Darinda
    Mallory is sixteen and has a difficult home life. Her stepfather is controlling, and a little disturbing. She wants to get her and her mother away from him, but it's hard to convince her mom to leave. Mallory decides to go on her own, and ends up being homeless while she spends her nights with friends and her days at the library. Spencer, also a teenager, comes from an affluent family, but still feels lost and unsure about his future. He's a litt...
  • Schizanthus
    Content warnings include addiction, adoption, family violence and homelessness.When I read the blurb for this book I was drawn by the idea of someone fulfilling one of my dreams: living in a library. Imagine all of the uninterrupted reading time at night when everyone else goes home and you’re surrounded by shelves and shelves of books and the smell of books and the ambience of a library. Ah, heaven!Now imagine the creepy factor of a dead body ...
  • Julie Parks
    Well, SOURCEBOOKS Fire. You surprised me. This. Book. Kept. Me. On. The. Edge. Of. My. Seat. The. Entire. Time.And I can't say it was only due to building suspense. It's usually hard to write a good romantic suspense because it's not that realistic to imagine yourself developing genuine feelings for someone new while you're in potential danger. Fear and love don't really sail in the same boat.Well, in WHAT YOU HIDE they do, and rather safely. Tha...
  • Ellie
    Not really sure what to say about this one initially. I don't think it should be billed as a "romantic thriller" -- it strikes me more as a contemporary YA with serious familial issues, coming of age issues, plus a little mystery thrown in.
  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Sourcebooks Fire. Trigger warnings: emotional abuse, threats, drug use, death.Spencer is serving community service at the library, a punishment he suspects would have been worse if not for his wealthy adoptive family. The pressure is on for him to do well in school and hockey and get into an excellent college, but he doesn’t know how to tell his parents that he doesn’t want thei...
  • Paula Phillips
    I have to admit I was looking forward to this book as was in the mood for a suspense novel, and I had loved her previous books, and with a cover like this one, it had a feeling it would be creepy. Unfortunately, it wasn't, we had several storylines running from Spencer who is doing community service at the library and trying to escape his life and find a new path as he knows what is expected of him, but it feels strange. Mallory had a great life ...
  • Stacee
    I was so excited for this story. I loved the premise and had enjoyed a couple of books from Natalie. I liked Mallory and Spencer well enough. She’s in a rough situation and I did like how the book didn’t shy away from it. Spencer’s home life isn’t bad and he’s itching for something different. There was a spark between them, but it didn’t propel the story. Plot wise it was boring. For me, there wasn’t any sort of suspense or tension....
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    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of WHAT YOU HIDE by Natalie D. Richards in exchange for my honest review.***5 LUMINOUS STARSWhen Mallory’s mother won’t leave her controlling, emotionally abusing husband, the teen decides to leave without her. Spencer, a privileged boy doing community service at the library encounters Mallory, realizing she needs help. He hasn’t figured out she’s sleeping at the library, but kn...
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.Natalie D. Richards brings yet another spine-tingling thriller with her latest release, What You Hide. The premise of this one hooked me in from the start, a runaway teen, a boy, a library that may or may not be haunted but there was definitely death that took place there! It’s got all the workings of a great myster...
  • OutlawPoet
    This one got an ‘okay’ from me.I think the issue here is in my expectations. I expected something extremely suspenseful and mysterious. I got a middling YA romance with messaging on family and strength.I simply didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped.Our main characters never really breathed for me. And our ‘mystery’ had a rather disappointing reason behind it all.Unfortunately, not for me.*ARC Provided via Net Galley
  • Patty
    What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards is a young adult love story, about two lost souls for very different reasons. Mallory ran away from home due to her controlling step-father and her passive pregnant mother. Mallory spends most of her day at the library. Spencer is doing community service at the public library, doing everything he can to put off deciding what his wants for his future. I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    RTC Thank you to the publisher and edelweiss for the review copy.
  • Madison
    What You Hide is one part contemporary, the other part mystery thriller. It is a touching and thought-provoking story of family breakdown and youth homelessness, a coming of age story and a love story rolled into one. When Mallory’s pregnant mother changes her mind about leaving her controlling and demanding husband (Malloy’s stepfather), Mallory makes the decision to leave by herself. This new plan means that she has nowhere to go. Enrolled ...
  • Ruthsic
    Warnings: domestic abuseSorry to be negative in the start, but I think the fundamental problem with the book is that synopsis and the cover don't really match the story. I went into it thinking it was a thriller, and it is barely a mystery novel. Don't get me wrong - what it ended up being is a good enough story, but my expectations going into the book were very different from the book I actually read. Still, that is really not why I gave it only...
  • Jackie
    *4.5 stars*A fast read that asks the question of what it means to be a hero and how heavy the world can weigh on a person before they reach the point of asking for help. “What You Hide” begins at a crossroads for both Mallory and Spencer who find themselves questioning where they are in their lives and what the future may hold when they meet at the local library. After a few run ins and missed opportunities their new found friendship is confr...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads3.5 Stars from the adult reading young adult. I do believe younger readers would enjoy this more. Young adult age-range: 14+ featuring violence and abuse. Natalie D. Richards is a new-to-me author. What You Hide hooked me from the start, especially watching Mallory try to convince her pregnant mother to leave her abusive husband. I empathized with Mallory, her story resonatin...
  • Avid Reader
    What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards3 starsM/F MysteryTriggers: Abusive home, teen homelessnessI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.This is mostly a story about Mallory and Spencer's friendship. Spencer has lived a life of privilege. His parents are pressuring him to choose a path to college, but Spencer feels a little like he's drowning. When he makes a questionable decision and ends up doing some property damage, he is req...
  • Maureen
    When Mallory can no longer live with her controlling step-father, she makes plans to go with her mom to a safe house. At the last minute her pregnant mom changes her mind and Mallory leaves without her. Mallory navigates being homeless with friends helping her along the way. This is a well-written novel and I’m thankful to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to be an early reader in exchange for my fair and honest review.
  • Trudi
    Mallory tries to get her mother to leave her creepy and controlling stepfather, but when her mother refuses to leave, Mallory sets out on her own. She ends up meeting Spencer (who is doing community service) at the library. I couldn't put this book down. I wanted to find out who or what was making the noises in the library, what was going to happen with the stepfather, and where Mallory was going to sleep at night.Thank you to NetGalley for the A...
  • Sarah
    I really enjoyed this new story by Natalie Richards. Told in alternating perspectives between Mallory and Spencer, this is a mystery but also a bit of a romance. Spencer is spending time volunteering at the local library after destroying some property when he meets Mallory, a runaway from a tough home life. The story is about many things, starting with Spencer and the community service hours he is doing to make up for his poor choice to break the...
  • Zan
    November 15, 2018This was a good read until it left a bitter taste in my mouth. Wow, it could have gone so differently...What You Hide, according to its description, is a romantic thriller/mystery involving a girl with so many home problems and a heavily messed up life and a guy with a "wonderful" life who is so lost that he doesn't know anything except that he's definitely way past too far off the shore.Mallory's problems were written in such a ...
  • Jessica Smith
    I received a copy from the publisher, Sourcebooks Fire, via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Spencer was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, maybe adopted on a silver platter? Whichever analogy you prefer haha. His family live in Fairview, they're wealthy, happy and have the stereotypical perfect family dynamic. Spencer has the whole world in front of him for the taking, his opportunities are endless, he just has to rea...
  • Aly
    4.75/5 stars!I really loved this book! It was definitely nothing like what I was expecting! As a reference, I prefer to read more fantasy/paranormal/magic types genres, so this was something that I don't reach for often in bookstores. I was really intrigued by the summary alone, as it felt that it was something different ut felt like it had potential to be great if executed properly. As you can probably tell, my expectations were blown out of the...
  • Meaghan - Words Gremlin
    DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.EXPECTED DECEMBER 4, 20183 STARSTW: domestic abuse, homelessness, overdoseWhen I started What You Hide, it didn't take long for me to get hooked, between Spencer climbing things he shouldn't and Mallory dealing with the looming threat of her stepfather at home. There was a tension that sunk its teeth in and refused to let go, because here were two v...
  • Kristin
    ORIGINAL POST: http://www.nerdprobs.com/books/book-r...**A copy of this novel was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**I have read novels by Natalie D. Richards before, so I had high hopes for What You Hide, but this novel is hands down my favorite I have read of hers so far. Jam packed with constant suspense and intrigue. I had a hard time not reading it, even when I should have been doing other things. The ...
  • Tas
    Find the review and more on Welp. Books!Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the eARC in exchange of an honest review.A fast paced story about finding love, safety, your own self, and the struggles along the way. With a dash of murder and suspense.The book follows two teenagers, Mallory, a homeless 16 y/o looking for a way to convince her mother to leave her toxic stepfather, and Spencer, an adopted high school senior trying to see himself o...
  • Jessica White
    Natalie D. Richards is slowly becoming one of my go-to-authors.Every time I get an arc of hers from Sourcebooks Fire, it pulls me right out of my reading slump.Let's just say I have a weakness for ya thrillers....What You Hide is the perfect spooky read for October.It has just the right amount of mystery and romance while hitting on some serious issues, like teen homelessness. Oh, and the whole thing takes place in a library!So there's two viewpo...