What We Hide

A Tupelo Grove Novel

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Pub Date Jul 02 2024 | Archive Date Aug 02 2024

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Family secrets. Historical wrongs. And the truths that refuse to stay buried.

Savannah Webster is trying to find her way forward. She and her husband, Hez, have been separated since tragedy tore them apart and he began numbing his grief and guilt with alcohol. She returned to Tupelo Grove University, which her family helped found over a century ago, to teach history.

When Hez turns up in her classroom asking for a second chance, she rejects the idea immediately. But twenty-four hours later she’s under suspicion for murder, and since Hez is the best attorney she knows, she reluctantly asks him for help. They suspect the murder is tied to someone selling off the university’s pre-Columbia artifacts, but the secrets go much deeper than they realize.

The only hope they’ve got is each other, and they’re going to have to put their past behind them if they’re going to stay alive long enough to uncover all that’s hidden.

Family secrets. Historical wrongs. And the truths that refuse to stay buried.

Savannah Webster is trying to find her way forward. She and her husband, Hez, have been separated since tragedy tore them...

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sometimes there are books you read that you need made into movies stat: and this is one of them.

right from the start, savannah and her almost-ex-husband’s relationship drew me in, and the constant will-they-won’t-they was an EASY highlight of the book. between the well written characters and multiple faceted case that kept me guessing at every turn (and then left me with an INSANE cliffhanger!) this is easily one of the best books i’ve read so far this year— and the next instalment is something i’ll be waiting on the edge of my seat for.

it’s also interesting to note that although a book written by two authors, their styles and tones blended together seamlessly.

i received a complimentary advanced reader copy of this book. opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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WHAT WE HIDE by COLLEEN COBLE and RICK ACKER is a spine chilling legal suspense thriller that will keep you rivetted! In it we see the depravity of those who will stoop to anything to gain their wicked objectives as opposed to those whose lives are based on truth and justice.
There are some great characters and there are second chances, as well as those who are hiding their motives pretty well. I cannot wait for the next novel in the series.
I cannot recommend What We Hide strongly enough to anyene who enjoys this genre.
I was given a free copy of the book by NerGalley from Thomas Nelson. The opinions in this revew are completely my own.

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I just finished "What We Hide" by Colleen Coble. Thank you NetGalley for the Arc.
I was a little concerned since she wrote it with another author, Rick Acker, that I wouldn't like it as well as her other books.
It turns out that it's one of my favorites now. There are a lot of twists and turns and plot developments. Memories of Ella can be
heartbreaking. But the biggest surprise came at the end. If you are someone who likes to read the end first, DON'T!
Thank you Colleen and Rick for a great book that kept me up too late!
The patrons at our library are going to love it.

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This was a very good book. I loved Savannah and Hez. I really felt for them because their situation was a tough one to handle. But as Savannah feels like she may be charged with murder and Hez is a lawyer they need to work together. I suspected the bad guy but boy was I shocked at the ending. Now I can’t wait for the next book these two write. I highly recommend this book.

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This is a great read! Lots of suspense, twists and turns, and secrets.
I didn't want to put the book down. The main characters have been through a lot of loss and hard hits in life. I was cheering for them the entire book.
I did manage to guess one of the bad guys, but there were a lot of unknowns until the very end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. My opinions are my own.

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Savannah Webster has been separated from her husband Hezekiah Webster for several years and only recently filed for a divorce. After the unexpected death of their young daughter, Hez was out of control; drank heavily, popped pills, immerged himself in his work as an attorney and pretty much checked out of life. Now, after rehab he feels he has his life back together and he hopes to also save his marriage.
As Savannah is heading to her classroom at Tupelo Grove University, where she is a professor, she finds Hez is waiting for her. He is hoping to reconcile, telling her he’s been clean for nearly a year. He wants to start a law clinic at the school where she teaches, however, after he realizes, she doesn’t seem to have any interest in him, he takes a job at a law practice, a few hours away.
When some mysteries activities begin to take place on the campus, including a murder that implicate Savannah, she begs Hez to come back to represent her as her attorney. She cancels the divorce petition because she knows he is the best defense attorney. He gets a temporary job in the school of law and together he and Savannah get wrapped up in some unusual, sketchy activities on campus, including another murder.
This book takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster. Many unexplained irregular financial records are discovered and shockingly, a completely innocent person is set up and charged with them all and ends up in jail. A ten-year secret comes to light, the innocent remains in jail, while the perpetrators continue their wrongful, illicit activities.
I can always count on Colleen Coble’s books to keep me on the edge of my seat, turning the pages as quickly as possible. This fast-paced book was no exception. Coleen’s books are always clean romantic suspense at its best.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All comments and opinions are my own.

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What We Hide is an intriguing and complex mystery. It’s also very intense and emotional. Savannah and Hez, an estranged couple, are both living with the intense pain of losing a child, while Hez also deals with overcoming alcoholism and guilt. They are brought back together when first Savannah, then her sister, are accused of murder and are drawn into a mystery surrounding missing artifacts. There were a lot of twists, several surprises, and many misunderstandings, hard feelings, and misgivings to overcome as they try to uncover the truth. I was fascinated and hooked from the beginning. As a fan of Colleen Coble’s books, I also enjoyed this return to Pelican Harbor and “reuniting” with police chief Jane Hardy.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Colleen Coble has done it again in her new book, What We Hide. Lots of mystery, intrigue, suspense, and many twists and turns to explore. Savannah and her estranged husband, Hez, are thrown together when she is suspected of killing a colleague. The more they dig, the more danger they are in. I was engrossed with this book, the first in her new series, Tupelo Grove. I can’t wait for the next book of the series to come out!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Coble and Acker combine their talents to weave a romantic suspense filled with intrigue and questions.
Estranged married couple, Hezekiah and Savannah, find themselves face to face with one another and the pain of their past. Now embroiled in a murder investigation that centers around historic Tupelo Grove University, the deep roots of ill-gotten treasure, and a past that continues to haunt their every day lives; will their marriage be able to heal or are the breaks too deep?
I found the first half to be a little slower than a usual suspense, but the second half was filled with excitement and twists that made it hard to out the book down.
Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson Fiction for an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest opinions. All opinions are my own.
Book published on July 2, 2024

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I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review-
Another great book by this author! Savannah and Hez have been separated since their little girl drowned and Hez fell into alcohol. He would love a second chance and tells her he has changed but can she trust him? But when Savannah is suspected of murder she calls him for help
Someone is selling the artifacts. Who? As the hunt for answers continues things become dangerous. Who can you trust?

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Colleen Coble and Rick Acker do a great job in writing this book, it had everything that I wanted and enjoyed the overall feel of this book. I enjoyed the idea of family secrets element and how it worked with the historical fiction elements. I enjoyed the overall concept in this book and thought it had the suspenseful feel to it. The characters were everything that I was hoping for and left me wanting more.

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Book 1 in the Tupelo Grove Series begins with Savannah Webster, a history professor, trying to sort out her life. She is estranged from her husband, Hezekiah, due to heartbreaking loss. He suddenly shows up on her doorstep and a wild ride ensues. Discovering bogus paperwork, she begins to ask questions but then she discovers the college president's body and becomes a prime suspect. Now she needs a defense lawyer, and she trusts no one but her husband. What is happening at the university? Can Savannah and her husband put aside their differences to figure out the answers before it is too late? Dangerous twists and turns in this novel keep you turning pages way past bedtime and a surprise ending makes this a delicious read! This was an amazing collaboration between Colleen Coble and Rick Acker and I look forward to seeing where they take readers next!

I was gifted a copy of this novel by the publisher through NetGalley. Many thanks to them for providing me with a tremendous read. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I always read Colleen Cables books but I was a bit leery because she has never collaborated with another author before, even know many authors do. I was definitely pleasantly surprised. This book was in my opinion one of her best. I like books with a happy ending but I love being pulled in emotionally and having a vested interest in the characters and this book definitely did that. I can only imagine the emotional toll losing a child takes on a marriage. In my opinion they did a awesome job with that. The story was suspenseful and it kept you guessing,and turning the pages as quickly as possible. They brought the story to a close and yet a cliffhanger!! I can't wait til the next book from Tupelo Grove.

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Colleen Coble and Rick Acker have joined forces to write a thrilling series! This first book pulls you in with mystery, danger, drama, and romance. Full of twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end and surprises that I never saw coming.

Savannah Webster finds herself needing help from her estranged husband, Hez, when she becomes a suspect in a murder. As they search to uncover the truth, they quickly discover things are not as they appear at TGU. They must race to get to the bottom of the mystery while coming to terms with their painful pasts and discovering what the future holds.

This book has me so excited for this series! It promises to be highly entertaining with deep layers to keep me thinking long after I close the book.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

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What we Hide was a phenomenal book. Colleen Coble had a way of grabbing your attention from the very first page and keeping you reading into the wee hours of the morning. This book was no exception. It is full of twists and turns and suspense and I highly recommend it.

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