Dear Ms. Albert:
Welcome back. God, I have missed you. Your last two books at Avon were such pale imitations of what you had wrote before that I feared I had lost another good author. Since you have left Avon and went to Pocket, your quality has increased a hundredfold. Again, welcome back.
Hide In Plain Sight was a great and exciting read. I had read Maili’s review and prepared myself to be in for a Speed-like ride. Fiona was a particularly well drafted heroine. She had lost her husband 5 years ago and he was just recently declared dead. She mourned his loss but didn’t dwell on it. She recognized that her life had been a bit stale and she was going to be proactive about changing that. (I love proactive heroines, if you couldn’t tell by my reviews or our blather at Romancing The Blog). Fiona decides to go to the Bahamas and have an affair with a hot scuba instructor. She’s heard they’re easy.
Fiona used to be an academic Marlowe scholar but she has since left the university setting to run her own bookstore. Considered as one of the foremost Marlowe scholars, a secretive agency called Avalon produces a manuscript that is believed to have been created by Fiona’s allegedly dead husband, Robert. In it, there is supposed to be a coded message that Fiona would be able to detect and would enable Avalon to shut down a house of art forgers. [Read more…]