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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 char...

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What You Hide Reviews

  • Ruthsic

    Warnings: domestic abuse

    Sorry 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 3 stars. There is a lot going on in the book, and

  • 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 their life. Mallory has fled her home and her pregnant mot

  • Meaghan - Words Gremlin

    DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


    3 STARS

    TW: domestic abuse, homelessness, overdose

    When 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 very different teenagers with very different lives, a

  • 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

  • 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 reach out and take one, but he feels like something

  • Kelly Hager

    I loved this book. The strange happenings at the library is much less central to the plot than the synopsis would have you believe, so be aware of that going in. 

    What's actually going on (and what's far more interesting anyway) are the internal issues with Spencer (what does he want to do with his life?) and the external issues with Mallory (her stepfather is awful and her mom isn't much better---she's initially a lovely woman, but she is so cowed by her husband, Charlie, that she becomes a lous

  • 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 found in the library and subsequent mysterious footp

    He reaches for me slowly, and I’m powerless. Hypnotized by the graze of his fingers against the side of my thumb.
    Spencer, while suitably adorable, spent his time wanting more from his life than living in a mansion with the loving family who adopted him and feeling guilty for wanting more, especially considering Mallory has “real” problems. I have trouble mustering up sympathy for a rich kid with supportive parents who’s scared of telling them that what is expected of him isn’t what he wants and any sympathy I had for him faded when he (view spoiler).

    I would have loved for his adoption to play more of a role in the book but it wasn’t the focus. Similarly the discussion surrounding addiction, while obviously sad, was pretty much glossed over.

    Mallory and Spencer aren’t the meddling kids I’d hope they’d be; when I wanted them to investigate strange footsteps in the otherwise empty library they hid out in the bathroom. They finally do investigate but much later than I would have. The dead body in the library and the mystery of the ‘ghost’ were fairly tame and repetitive from my perspective. It was basically footprint, footprint, message on the wall, message on the wall, cool creative message, another footprint, and a few other signs finally leading to a resolution that seemed obvious from early on.

    If you like sweet romances between people from disparate walks of life this could be the book for you. If you’re looking for creepy with potential for horror and ghosts then this is probably not the book you’re looking for.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the opportunity to read this book. ...more

  • 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 water! I've never read anything by Richards, but