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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Everywhere To Hide by Siri Mitchell (VBT: Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

 In association with Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Everywhere To Hide by author Siri Mitchell!

Book Review

Everywhere To Hide by Siri Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
Format: Paperback - 352 pages
               Kindle - 2805 KB
               Audiobook - 9 Hours 4 Minutes
               Nook - 3 MB
ISBN: 978-0785228646
ASIN (ebook): B081N148FX
ASIN (Audiobook): B08286GL3S
BNID: 978-0785228653
Genre: Suspense / Thriller

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

How can she protect herself from an enemy she can’t see?

Law school graduate Whitney Garrison is a survivor. She admirably deals with an abusive boyfriend, her mother’s death, mounting student debt, dwindling job opportunities, and a rare neurological condition that prevents her from recognizing human faces.

But witnessing a murder might be the crisis she can’t overcome.

The killer has every advantage. Though Whitney saw him, she has no idea what he looks like. He knows where she lives and works. He anticipates her every move. Worst of all, he’s hiding in plain sight and believes she has information he needs. Information worth killing for. Again.

As the hunter drives his prey into a net of terror and international intrigue, Whitney’s only ally, Detective Leo Baroni, is taken off the case. Stripped of all semblance of safety, Whitney must suspect everyone and trust no one—and hope to come out alive.

Book Excerpt:

The door was difficult to open. The tropical storm had transformed the alley into a wind tunnel, funneling the muggy air from one side of the block to the other. I raised a hand to pull my hair off my face and turned into the wind to keep it there, quickly turning my ponytail into a bun. As I stepped away from the door, I was surprised to see someone sprawled on the pavement in front of me.

He was lying face up. A red puddle had formed a halo around his head.

He wasn’t— was he— he wasn’t— was he dead?

As I stood there trying to process what I was seeing, the wind sent a recycling crate skidding across the cracked pavement.

I jumped.

I glanced up the alley, then down. Nothing was there. Nothing but the wind. And a dead man staring up at the cloud- streaked sky.

Behind me, I heard something scrabble across the low, flat roof.

I pivoted and glanced up. Saw a form silhouetted against the sky. Shock gave way to panic as I realized he had a gun in his hand. As I realized that he had also seen me.

I should have lunged toward the door.

But a familiar numbness was spreading over me. The prickle on my scalp, the sudden dryness in my mouth. I was living my nightmares all over again.

As I had done too often in the past, I reverted to form. I froze.

Please. Please. Please.

My thoughts latched onto that one word and refused to let it go.

If I could just punch my code into the keypad, I could slip back inside and pull the door shut behind me.

But I couldn’t do anything at all.

My fingers wouldn’t work.

Please. Please. Please.

I willed them to function, but they had long ago learned that in a dangerous situation, the best thing to do was nothing. Any movement, any action on my part had always made things worse.

And so I just stood there as my thoughts stuttered.



Excerpt from Everywhere to Hide by Siri Mitchell. Copyright 2020 by Siri Mitchell. Reproduced with permission from Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.

My Book Review:

In Everywhere To Hide, author Siri Mitchell transports the reader to Alexandria, Virginia, for an intriguing suspense thriller that will keep the reader guessing and turning the pages.

Whitney Garrison is a recent law school graduate, who is holding down two jobs as a barista and a college-test prep coach, while studing for the bar exam. After her shift is complete at the Blue Dog / RINO coffee shop, Whitney leaves by the back door and finds a man lying on the ground with blood around his head in the alley. She hears a sound and looks up to see a man with a gun on the roof. Whitney has just witnessed a murder, but there is a major problem, she has prosopagnosia (face blindness), a neurological condition where she has the inability to recognize faces. With a killer on the loose who saw Whitney, what can she do to protect herself from becoming the next victim?

Leo Baroni is a detective with the Alexandria Police Department, who has been assigned to the murder case that Whitney witnessed. After Whitney explains her condition, Leo is determined to keep her safe while searching for the killer. But when the victim is identified and had close ties to Whitney, the FBI takes the lead in the investigation with an international focus that includes politics, corruption, espionage, and hacking. Whitney and Leo team up to figure out why the killer has targeted her, and what important information does she have that the killer is determined to get at all costs.  

Author Siri Mitchell weaves a suspenseful tale written in the first person narrative that follows Whitney and Leo as they work around her neurological condition, and try to figure out what important information that she has that the killer desperately wants. 

I enjoyed reading this slow-building, intriguing, and suspenseful story. The reader will be easily drawn into this well written story with its richly descriptive plot that revolves around cryptocurrency and international political / governmental hacking that will keep them guessing as secrets, possible motives, and clues are uncovered, while unexpected twists and turns, and a surprising conclusion will leave the reader simply stunned. The author provides the reader with a lot of fascinating information into what cryptocurrency is, how it relates to the international world, and the intrigue of international political espionage and hacking attempts. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the unexpected connection between Whitney and Leo, they made a great team when Whitney learned to trust Leo, especially after the trauma she endured in a past abusive relationship. 

Everywhere To Hide has enough drama, tension, action, dark secrets, a touch of romance, and unexpected twists and turns that will take the reader on one heck of a thrilling roller coaster ride.


About The Author

Siri Mitchell is the author of 16 novels. She has also written 2 novels under the pseudonym of Iris Anthony. She graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and has worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo.

Contest Giveaway

Win A Copy Of 

Everywhere To Hide

This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Siri Mitchell. There will be 3 winners. Each winner will receive one (1) EVERYWHERE TO HIDE by Siri Mitchell (Print ~ U.S. addresses only). The giveaway begins on October 1, 2020 and runs through November 2, 2020. Void where prohibited. 

Virtual Book Tour

Tour Participants:

10/01 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader

10/03 Guest post @ The Book Divas Reads

10/04 Review @ Books with Bircky

10/05 Showcase @ Im Into Books

10/06 Review @ Christian Bookshelf Reviews

10/07 Review @ Shelleens Musings

10/08 Interview/showcase @ CMash Reads

10/09 Interview @ A Blue Million Books

10/09 Review @ Nesies Place

10/12 Review/showcase @ Novels N Latte

10/13 Review @ Confessions of the Perfect Mom

10/14 Guest post @ Quiet Fury Books

10/15 Interview @ BooksChatter

10/16 Review @ Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

10/17 Review @ Jane Pettit Reviews

10/18 Review @ Splashes of Joy

10/18 Showcase @ EienCafe

10/19 Guest post @ Reading A Page Turner

10/20 Review @ Sunny Island Breezes

10/21 Review @ Read Review Rejoice

10/21 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews

10/22 Review @ Nanasbookreviews

10/23 Review @ Lynchburg Mama

10/27 Review @ Cover To Cover Cafe

10/28 Review @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews

10/29 Review @ WTF Are You Reading?

10/30 Review @ A Room Without Books is Empty

10/30 Review @ Sylv. net

10/31 Review @ Just Reviews


  1. I'm kicking myself because I wanted to read this during the tour but am so backlogged but hopefully will in the future.