Date: October 2003
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Harris has had a lot of tragedy in her life. At 16 her mother and
father were killed in an auto accident after they had been drinking.
Even when they were alive, Ellen was still the caregiver for her
younger sister because her parents were always drunk. Then she lost
her 36-year-old husband to a massive heart attack. All she had left
after that was her little sister Gail Morgan, who she had raised
after her parents died. Ellen was so happy that in five days she
would see Gail, as she was flying from New York to spend the holiday
season with Ellen in their hometown of Evansdale, Maine. Ellen was
so proud of Gail, who was becoming a big time singer. When Ellen
gets to the airport to pick up Gail, she finds out that Gail was
not aboard her flight. Ellen senses that something is definitely
wrong. She begins to dial the phone and in her peripheral vision
she sees a policeman walking towards her. Walking with him is her
best friend Myra. Ellen notices the look of anguish on Myra's face.
All at once Ellen feels like a cold hand has been laid on her heart
and the blood drain from her body.
had been savagely beaten, raped and strangled. Ellen loses touch
with reality at first and then she knows what she must do: go to
New York and try and find the killer herself. Ellen goes on TV to
try and draw out the killer but as she sits there she knows that
she must challenge the killer to come after her. That's when things
really get scary.
Ellen gets a call from the killer, then there is a note placed under
the windshield wiper of her car that says in red letters YOU'RE
IT. Now the hunter becomes the hunted. Ellen was brave while putting
herself in danger, but smart enough to know that when she challenged
the killer, she was way in over her head, but she had to go through
it with a little help. That made her a more believable heroine to
I loved Ms Hovey's first book Listen To The Shadows and I love Nowhere
To Hide even better. Ms. Hovey has created a serial killer who is
truly a monster of all monsters, that is so terrifying you will
make sure that all the lights are on and that all the doors are
locked. I actually checked mine twice while reading this book...