The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place


'A proper heartpounding thriller' Sun, Book of the Week
'Compelling and infused with a simmering tension' Sarah Pearse, The Sanatorium
'A taut pacy murder mystery' Imran Mahmood, You Don't Know Me


'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.

THE WHISPER MAN meets THE GUEST LIST in this gripping story; DI Fleet is up against some of the most powerful people in the country as he attempts to discover the truth about what happened on the day of the game...

Praise for The Hiding Place

'A terrifyingly tense thriller that takes you to the darkest places of the human heart' Elly Griffiths, The Locked Room

'This book delivers on its premise and then some... both compelling and beautifully written and infused with a simmering tension - I couldn't stop turning the pages!' SARAH PEARSE, The Sanatorium

'A great police procedural . . . a gripping, breathless denouement' HARRIET TYCE, Blood Orange

'Another totally thrilling page-turner. Masterful writing about teenage insecurity again, with a plot that twists and turns in to such a dramatic conclusion' ARAMINTA HALL, Hidden Depths

'Tense, full of misdirection & beautifully written

'A dark and disturbing thriller right up to the heart-stopping finale. A must read' MICHAEL WOOD author of Survivor's Guilt

'Lelic's best yet. As beautifully crafted as ever, and builds layer upon layer of tension' CARA HUNTER, The Whole Truth

A gripping crime thriller with a countdown to murder' STEVE CAVANAGH, Fifty Fifty

Praise for Simon Lelic

'What a read! It's proper clever. Loved it' STUART TURTON, The Devil and the Dark Water

'A bloody good read and the very definition of unpredictable. Twisty, creepy, brilliantly paced and with a denouement I never saw coming' JOHN MARRS, What Lies Between Us

'Clever and atmospheric'


  • A terrifyingly tense thriller that takes you to the darkest places of the human heart
    Elly Griffiths, The Locked Room

About the author

Simon Lelic

Simon Lelic is the author of seven highly acclaimed thrillers: Rupture (winner of a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for the John Creasey Debut Dagger), The Facility, The Child Who (longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger), The House, The Liar's Room, The Search Party and The Hiding Place. He has also written The Haven series for younger readers, twice shortlisted for the CrimeFest awards.
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