Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Hidden by Kathryn Mackel

Good Tuesday! For the first three days of the week, we, as the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance are reviewing The Hidden by Kathryn Mackel.

A dark ravine. A fiery death. An unimaginable secret.

Some things are best left hidden.

While grieving her son's death, psychiatrist Susan Stone returns home to Colorado to help her elderly father manage his horse-breeding business after he is incapacitated in an accident.

But the delivery of a prized foal goes terribly wrong. Susan rides wildly into the mountains, seeking release from consuming guilt. Thrown from her horse, she tumbles into a dark ravine and makes a startling discovery--a young man, chained in the darkness.

At the same time a series of grizzly, unthinkable murders are rattling the calm of the local townfolk.

This novel will forever alter your perception of the darkness of evil and the light of forgiveness and hope.

The best thing that I can say about it, is that I couldn't put it down...and I couldn't read it while on my treadmill. Many of you know the experiences I've had when I get involved in a book read! Flying off the back and all! LOL!

I was a little apprehensive about the horse on the cover. I'm not a My Friend Flicka or Fury reader....But not to worry, horses are not a major plot point, just a vehicle to get you to the plot...Oh, ha...I crack myself up...a vehicle!!!

Oh, nevermind! The book is a fabulous read. It's a fast read....incredibly fast! I actually reread it to figure out how she made it made it move like that. You'll be mesmerized! And me...Mrs. Hard as Nails was blubbering like a baby at the ending! Try it. you won't be let down!

This woman's talents know no bounds. Not only is Kathryn Mackel is a best-selling author, but she is also an acclaimed screenwriter for Disney and Fox! She was part of the screenwriting team for Left Behind: The Movie, and Frank Peretti's Hangman's Curse.

Her other books also include The Surrogate, The Departed and Outriders.

Outriders is a fantasy thriller about a new Ark, hidden below the polar ice. An ancient enemy. Young warriors fighting the darkness and gigantic mutants! I tell you that because Kathryn is presently working on a sequel to Outriders called Trackers!

There is another book in the works titled Vanished, but at this time it to too high-concept to let the cat out of the bag. We will be waiting Kathryn! Write fast!

Ways to buy The Hidden:


Christian Book.com

Nelson MinistryServices.com


  1. M. C. Pearson said...
    I 100% agree with you on this one Bonnie! What a ride! And, as I've said in my review of it, I'm not a horse person either but I LOVED this book. Awesome. Great review!

    I can't wait for the Philadelphia Writer's Conference! We'll be able to meet Kathryn there too! Horrah!
    Mirtika said...
    I've shopping carted THE HIDDEN over at amazon.

    Thanks, Bonnie-babe.
    David Meigs said...
    I 99.9% agree with everything Mimi said about what you said... Sorry, I can’t help myself.

    But you are right. This was an excellent book. And a great review too.

    I purchased OUTRIDERS. I really looking forward to it.
    Anonymous said...
    Great review! Glad to hear the "tough as nails" lady got a lil weepy over this - shows the mark of a great author!
    Anonymous said...
    Hey Bonnie ~

    Nice review, girlfriend!

    Came by to see what you're up to! You have so many interesting links here for writers--thanks for the inspiration.

    I'll be back!

    ps--wanna exchange links,btw?
    Denise McDonald said...
    you keep adding books to my TBB list!
    Bonnie S. Calhoun said...
    M.C, Mirtika...right on.

    Curm...what's the .1% that you don't agree with Mimi on? *she says as she wipes sweat from her brow*

    Jesreel...you are so precious...* she says as she smashes a Coke can into her forehead!

    Victoria...right back atcha', Your on the blogroll...I sent you an email!

    And last but by no means least...Dennie...if your TBR pile is as high as mine...there's selective reasoning going on there too!....LOL...just kidding!
    Shelley L. MacKenzie said...
    This sounds like it will be a great book. I was a little warry (dunno if I spelled that right) when I read about the horses as that isn't particularly a topic I'm interested in (I don't dislike horses mind you). I was glad to see they aren't part of the main plot. BTW, loved the horse/vehicle joke! LOL!
    Refreshment in Refuge said...
    I agree with you, Bonnie and with Mimi AND with Curm... we're on a roll... pass the butter, please!

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