The Hiding Place

Four friends. One murder. A game they can’t escape . . .

‘It was only a game.’

Until a boy went missing.

‘No one was meant to get hurt.’

But a body has been found.

‘Just some innocent fun.’

Except one of them is a killer.

Ready or not, here I come.

It’s time to play hide and seek again.

Praise for The Hiding Place

‘A proper heart-pounding thriller that makes you feel uncomfortable, while also urging you on to read more and more . . . keep[s] you guessing all the way to the end – and beyond.’The Sun, Book of the Week, 4.5 stars

‘A terrifyingly tense thriller that takes you to the darkest places of the human heart.’ — Elly Griffiths

‘This book delivers on its premise and then some! This novel about a creepy school and a deadly game gone wrong is both compelling and beautifully written and infused with a simmering tension. I couldn’t stop turning the pages!’ —  Sarah Pearse

The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic totally ruined by evenings! A taut pacy murder mystery that just won’t stop turning pages. Lelic manages to combine Golden age whodunnit charm with a hypnotic mystery. The thinking reader’s writer Lelic never disappoints and this one is the best yet.’ — Imran Mahmood

‘A great police procedural . . . a gripping, breathless denouement.’ — Harriet Tyce

‘Another totally thrilling page-turner. Masterful writing about teenage insecurity again, with a plot that twists and turns in to such a dramatic conclusion. Also so filmic, I could see every scene – surely has to be adapted!’ — Araminta Hall

‘Dual timelines unravel the truth behind a deadly game in a sinister boarding school and the present day hunt for a killer. Tense, full of misdirection and beautifully written.’ — Gilly Macmillan

‘Opens with a chilling first page and the tone is set for a dark and disturbing thriller right up to the heart-stopping finale. A must read.’ — Michael Wood

‘Lelic’s best yet. As beautifully crafted as ever, and builds layer upon layer of tension.’ — Cara Hunter

‘A gripping crime thriller with a countdown to murder.’ — Steve Cavanagh

From the blogs:

‘So addictive . . . I literally could not put it down.’A Cottage Full of Books

‘A well paced, engaging, rollercoaster ride of a read . . . You won’t be disappointed.’Jackie’s Reading Corner

‘A slick, sinister, and scintillating read . . . Sensational.’The Fallen Librarian

‘Filled with tension, secrets and lies . . . A must read.’Little Miss Book Lover 87

‘An exciting, twisty and suspenseful read that will keep you guessing until the end . . . One of the best thrillers I’ve read this year!’Divine World of Books

‘Brilliantly written . . . A thriller that will keep you up at night.’Miranda’s Book Scape

‘Full of twists and suspense, The Hiding Place is a dark, gripping, and thrilling police procedural . . . Highly recommended!’Book After Book

‘Gripping from start to finish . . . oh so brilliant.’Mikaela Reads

‘Chilling and claustrophobic . . . An absorbing, addictive read.’Jane Hunt Writer

‘Gripping, with twists and turns aplenty . . . The author definitely knows how to tell a good story.’A Lover of Books