October Book Club Selection/First Line Friday — Everywhere to Hide

1 Oct

I am introducing my book club to a favorite author this month — Siri Mitchell. We are reading Everywhere to Hide — I am loving it! This suspense novel features a very unique main character. Also the tension is intense! I look forward to a great discussion with this book. Won’t you join us? We would love to know what you think. All the details are below.

Here’s the first line —

I was just ten steps away from the Blue Dog/RINO Coffee Shop where I worked when a hand closed tightly around my forearm.

How does a woman protect herself from an enemy she can’t see?

Law school graduate Whitney Garrison is a survivor. She admirably deals with her mother’s death, mounting student debt, dwindling job opportunities, an abusive boyfriend, and a rare neurological condition that prevents her from recognizing human faces.

But witnessing a murder might be the crisis she can’t overcome.

The killer has every advantage. Though Whitney saw him, she has no idea what he looks like. He knows where she lives and works. He anticipates her every move. Worst of all, he’s hiding in plain sight and believes she has information he needs. Information worth killing for. Again.

As the hunter drives his prey into a net of terror and international intrigue, Whitney’s only ally, Detective Leo Baroni, is taken off the case. Stripped of all semblance of safety, Whitney must suspect everyone and trust no one — and fight to come out alive.

Siri Mitchell is the author of 18 novels. She published 2 historical novels for the general market with Sourcebooks under the pseudonym Iris Anthony.

Siri graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and has worked in government at the local, state, and federal levels. As a military spouse, she lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo.

She has become known as a master storyteller, painting pictures of places her readers have never been and lives they’ve never lived. As one reader has said, Siri’s books are, “unexpected, haunting, and powerful,” and they are known for lively dialogue and honest emotion.

Kirkus has noted that Siri writes a well-paced and interwoven story… creates a narrative that subtly educates, poses stimulating questions and entertains.” Publishers Weekly pointed out that she is “adept with flashbacks and withholds certain key bits of information until the right moment, which adds punch to the narrative.” RT Reviews has given her books their Top Picks designation, “Siri Mitchell writes spellbinding novels, with some element of mystery and surprise for readers to discover.”

Siri is a speaker to women’s and writing groups both large and small. She has also taught fiction writing courses at regional and national writing conferences.

3 Responses to “October Book Club Selection/First Line Friday — Everywhere to Hide”

  1. Cindy Davis October 1, 2021 at 10:19 am #

    I love the cover! I have several of hers on my shelf, but have not read her yet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Danielle Grandinetti October 1, 2021 at 7:49 pm #

    Sounds intense! This weekend, I’m reading Night Prey by Susan Sleeman. The first line is: “Just the sight of this man curled Malone’s stomach and sent a bead of sweat down her back.” And I posted the first line from The Heart of a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund: https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2021/10/01/first-line-friday-the-heart-of-a-cowboy/

  3. Paula Shreckhise October 2, 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    I read that book and thought it interesting and suspenseful!

    My first lines are by Jenny Knipfer and Under the Weeping Willows:
    Enid June 1983
    I rub my hand over my mother’s words. My throat clenches, and I hiccup, forcing back a sob. A tear lands on the lined page of the diary with a splat.
    Happy reading!

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