I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started "the Hidden" by Kathryn Mackel. I do not read a lot of thrillers anymore, and this is exactly what this book was, a Christian supernatural thriller. Even though I was quite on edge for much of the book, it ended up being one of the best books I've read in awhile. It's definitely in my top 5 as of now.
Synopsis: Susan Stone left the beautiful vast horizons of her childhood home nestled in the Rockies of Colorado to outrun the painful memories of her past only to find new ones camping at her doorstep. Now, news of her father's hospitalization and the need of her help on his horse-breeding ranch to stay afloat brings her back. A series of murders along with the discovery of a young man chained in a cavern on her father's land is only the beginning. Is hope and forgiveness even possible in a place where so much evil abounds?
Mackel tells a riveting, edge-of-your seat story. I couldn't put the book down. Yes, there are some gory scenes, some similar to what you might see on shows like CSI. And the plot of the book deals with the supernatural. But, it was such a great ride. I've read several books recently where the author takes their time introducing you to the plot. But not so here. I jumped right in and enjoyed every page. The characters along with the plot were intriguing and exciting. I didn't once grimace over having to read the thoughts of a boring character. There were none.