by Alison Gaylin

March 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21448-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

If one more bad thing happens to Samantha Leiffer, she is going to snap. And her self-absorbed, self-help guru mother, is definitely not helping. Between her gaggle of off-beat Greenwich Village pals and her bisexual ex-boyfriend who cheated on her with both sexes, Sam canít handle anymore grief.

When she ends up in the wrong place at the worste possible time, the sole eye witness to a strange couple dumping an ice chest in the Hudson River, Sam gets the sinking feeling that she hasnít met real grief before, but she is about to. A visit to the police station to report the bizarre occurrence nets a bucketful of frustration and the attentions of cute detective, John Trull. However, when Harbour Patrol police recover the body of a little girl stuffed in an ice chest, they have no choice but to believe Samantha may have seen the killers. Overnight Sam goes from kindergarten teacher to eye witness in a murder, which a whole load of grief and peril to bear on her delicate shoulders.

Hide Your Eyes is witty, charming, and chilling. Pleasant little shivers will run down your spine. Alison Gaylinís debut novel will leave you wanting more from this talented new voice. A strong plot and equally strong characters made this a delight to read. Iím sure you will be keen on her, too.


Reviewed in April 2005 by Cynthia.

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