Hidden Things: Book summary and reviews of Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman

Hidden Things

A Novel

by Doyce Testerman

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Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman
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Watch out for the hidden things... That's the last thing Calliope Jenkins's best friend says to her before ending a two a.m. phone call from Iowa, where he's working a case she knows little about. Seven hours later, she gets a visit from the police. Josh has been found dead, and foul play is suspected. Calliope is stunned. Especially since Josh left a message on her phone an hour after his body was found. Spurred by grief and suspicion, Calli heads to Iowa herself, accompanied by a stranger who claims to know something about what happened to Josh and who can - maybe - help her get him back. But the road home is not quite the straight shot she imagined...

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"Debut novelist Testerman provides a satisfying blend of noir and magic, and if the bantering dialogue keeps covering the same ground, at least the story keeps moving, with sweet revelations such as a mundane piece of tire tread turning out to be a lilac-scented dragon scale." - Publishers Weekly

"Agreeably creepy, with original flourishes and flashes of dark humor." - Kirkus Reviews

"I loved this book from start to finish. It's strange, weird and down to earth, all at the same time; chock full of fascinating characters, dark dreams and fantasy elements that deliver a real sense of wonder. What's not to love?" - Charles de Lint

"Hidden Things reveals the America I want to believe in - dragons on highways, trolls in the hills, motels that lead to new dimensions. I'll never look at a rest stop the same way again." - Maureen Johnson, author of the Shades of London series

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Doyce Testerman

Doyce Testerman was born and raised in the wilds of South Dakota, where he began a lifelong love affair with the written word. He moved to Denver in 1995, and has since steadily ceded control of his weekends to two dogs, a brilliant wife, and two astounding children. Visit him online at www.doycetesterman.com.

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