Sunday, June 30, 2024

What We Hide by Colleen Coble & Rick Acker: Book Review

 **I received a complimentary copy via Netgalley for consideration. All opinions are my own. 

The Book

Family secrets. Historical wrongs. And the truths that refuse to stay buried.

Savannah Webster is trying to find her way forward. She and her husband, Hez, have been separated since tragedy tore them apart and he began numbing his grief and guilt with alcohol. She returned to Tupelo Grove University, which her family helped found over a century ago, to teach history.

When Hez turns up in her classroom asking for a second chance, she rejects the idea immediately. But twenty-four hours later she’s under suspicion for murder, and since Hez is the best attorney she knows, she reluctantly asks him for help. They suspect the murder is tied to someone selling off the university’s pre-Columbian artifacts, but the secrets go much deeper than they realize.

The only hope they’ve got is each other, and they’re going to have to put their past behind them if they’re going to stay alive long enough to uncover all that’s hidden.

The Authors

Colleen Coble is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than seventy-five books and is best known for her coastal romantic suspense novels. Connect with her online at; Instagram: @colleencoble; Facebook: @colleencoblebooks; X: @colleencoble.

Rick Acker writes during his commute to and from his "real job" as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. He is the author of eight acclaimed suspense novels, including the #1 Kindle bestseller, When the Devil Whistles. He is also a contributing author on two legal treatises published by the American Bar Association. You can visit him online at

Book Review

What a way to kick off this new series! While I believe this is the first of Rick Acker's books I've had the pleasure to experience, I always know when I see Colleen Coble's name on a cover, I am in for a thrilling read. This was absolutely no exception! Right from the start, this one drew me in and kept me guessing right through to the very last pages. When I thought I'd have something figured out, something else would happen to make me think I had been wrong to start and so on the circle of guessing continued! There are a lot of twists that I don't want to give away, but believe me, this one will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat! Of course, I always adore a second chance romance, so I loved that aspect of the story too. Savannah and Hez have been through a lot, so seeing them brought back together--- even despite the circumstances really drew me in too. I will say that this book DOES end on a pretty major cliffhanger, so if that is something that will bother you, you might wait until the next book is out as well. It certainly has me very much looking forward to seeing what's to come! 

This story does have mentions of addiction and death of a child, which could be triggering for some readers. 

You can purchase your copy here:


Post a Comment

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24