The Hiding Girl by Dorian Box

The Hiding Girl on Amazon

Dark and gritty, the kind of novel you will read in one sitting!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Emily Calby is your stereotypical twelve-year-old. A good girl from Georgia with a loving, religious family. One day two men show up to their door and kill everyone… except for Emily. On the run, she meets Lucas, a former gang member who will take her under his wing.

Will Emily survive?

If you liked films such as Nikita and Leon The Professional, then you will enjoy The Hiding Girl. The story is told from the point of view of a 12-year-old girl but make no mistake, she is strong, brave and resilient, and won’t hesitate to defend herself is she needs to.

The Hiding Girl contains dark themes which may be upsetting to some; however, they were dealt with in a way that made sense and helped understand the background of the story.

The story was full of action, and I read it in one sitting as it was difficult to put down. This is the first book in a series; however, the ending is satisfying and gives closure -I can’t wait to read Emily Calby #2 now!

The Hiding Girl on Amazon

Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 2003 KB Print Length: 303 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Friction Press (15 Jun. 2020) Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. Language: English ASIN: B0872G7MCJ ISBN: 9781734639902

Disclosure: I would like to thank Dorian Box / Fiction Press for an advanced copy of The Hiding Girl (Emily Calby #1) by Dorian Box. This is my honest review.

About the author: Dorian Box is a graduate school professor whose nonfiction includes an Amazon Editors’ Favorite Book of the Year. Psycho-Tropics, his first novel, received a Writer’s Digest Award in Genre Fiction.

His new novel, The Hiding Girl (06/15/20 release), is Book 1 in the Emily Calby Series, which follows twelve-year-old Emily’s perilous life forward from the day two men invade her rural Georgia home and murder her family.

Book 2 in The Emily Calby Series is set for release in December 2020.

In his regular life, Box has received awards for teaching and research and written thousands, possibly millions, of scholarly footnotes. He lives out his childhood fantasies singing and playing guitar in rock cover bands that earn tens of dollars sweating it out until two a.m. in smoky dive bars.

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