*Book Review* The Art of Hiding

The Art of Hiding
by Amanda Prowse

What a wonderful read!! I had no preconceptions before trying this book. I had not read any other books by Amanda Prowse but based from this reading I will certainly be looking out for more.

It tugs the heartstrings in all the right places, the drama, excitement and story builds up little by little but it is worth engaging. I could not put it down and once started I had to finish it. A wonderfuls story about loss, sadness and how it can affect all aspects of your life and building back up from the feeling of despair and realising that as much as you may hate hearing it at the time everything will be ok.

Getting to know the family within the books was the best part for me and my one and only issue (not really issue but something I missed.) I would love to have had a bit more information from when they lived in Denmark, maybe seen a bit more of this culture showing up especially in Tiggy.
I also must admit as we didn’t get to know Finn as well as we could have, I didn’t really feel for him they way I should, my heart definitely was with Nina, Connor and Declan.

The story itself never felt rushed and I really enjoyed slowly getting to know all the characters. My favourite was Declan with his optimism being something we lose as grown ups so it was nice to read about. Overall the story was heart wrenching but true to life. I am also really happy Nina did not end up with the guy as is quite common, my favourite part was where she admitted she needed to live life by herself to move on and realise what she needed before she could meet anyone else. It really brought the story to life for me.

Amanda dealt with all the stronger issues really well and portrayed the children’s behaviours amazingly. I would most certainly recommend to friends and I think I will suggest this to my book club on goodreads as it is a good story but it also makes you appreciate the smaller things in life too. And this is definitely something we should all do!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (five out of five stars.

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