Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hiding in Sunshine

"Living lives of quiet affluence in a historic, suburban Boston town, Gavin and Lisa Brinkley had no idea how quickly and decisively their lives, and those of their two young daughters, could be upended. A series of events - a mysterious break-in at their home, some menacing tailgating on the highway from Boston, a startling visit from an F.B.I. agent warning of an imminent kidnapping attempt - leads to the family's abrupt uprooting from its comfortable existence into a terrifying new existence on the run, under new identities. This taut thriller by a father-daughter team follows the eleven-year odyssey of an American family on the run, in hiding through the mountain states of the American west, where survival skills and living off the grid are paramount, but so are friendship, cooperation, and resilience. The enemy, always lurking just out of sight, is a foreign cyber-criminal enterprise that launches breathtaking assaults on the American banking system and physical infrastructure, but the Brinkleys also know that the threat is deeply personal, reaching ever closer to them from the shadows of the past. At the same time, Gavin and Lisa discover the perils of wandering too close to the edges of the dark side, in the murky world of cyber-security. A compelling story of suspense and treachery, HIDING IN SUNSHINE is also a celebration of a family's abiding love and courage -- and a young girl's faith in the triumph of the truth." 
 (Amazon book description)

I had the great pleasure of having this book added to my Holiday VoxBox from Influenster. And while I admit that finding the time to get started on it was difficult at first, pretty soon I didn't want to put this book down.

Without revealing too much, this story deals with the resilience of a family on the run & a harsh look into the realm of cyber crime. Everything is laid out in such detail that it is easy to fall into the story. The twists & turns leave you in eager anticipation as you turn the page. But the ending is where it all ties up nicely, all the dots connecting, the total "Aha" moment.

Of course if you're like me, you'll want to grab the next book by father/daughter team, John & Caitlin Stuart. But you'll have to wait a bit for that since it's currently "in the works". How do I know? A Q&A with the authors themselves via twitter (thank you Influenster.) Of course that just left me in greater anticipation!

Find out what others have to say about Hiding in Sunshine on Goodreads & Amazon

**Disclaimer: I received this product to try from Influenster & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.


  1. That sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow I wanna read it now. Thanks for sharing sounds like an awesome book

  3. Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for sharing.