A Novel

Small-town Connecticut art teacher Ellie James finds the intense connection she’s longing for when she meets Will Hastings, a seductive Englishman with an alluring darkness. But just days later, her sister and grandmother are murdered, and she must confront the unthinkable: is Will a man she can trust, a murderer—or both?

In a desperate move after surviving a near-fatal attempt on her life, she takes her young niece Lissie and flees to England with Will. There, passion becomes indomitable obsession, London paparazzi call her by another name, and assassins of a secret society close in as the stunning truth about Ellie’s family is exposed. When Will suddenly disappears after slipping an engagement ring on her finger, she must find the strength to elude assassins and disentangle herself from the haunting lies she’s lived for twenty-seven years. Who is Ellie James?

Author: Kelli Clare

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

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“Beautiful work. Distinctive voice. Clare has a strong narrative gift . . . I was totally drawn in.”
—William Bernhardt, best-selling author of the Ben Kincaid legal thriller series

“Darkly intriguing and scorchingly sexy; the premise is electrifying. A perfectly delicious combination of mystery, intrigue, romance, and action make this book a must-read. Kelli Clare is a dynamic new voice in the genre.”
—Julie Ann Walker, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

“In this romantic thriller debut . . . Clare animates her tale with elegant prose . . . Evading killers sets the groundwork for a sublimely written story of love and passion.”
—Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Kelli Clare is a former human resource executive and contributing writer for a Forbes and TIME recognized website for women. She has been a progressive voice for a specialized global coalition of bloggers focused on issues involving women and girls, maternal health, children, and world hunger. Hidden is her debut novel. Clare lives in Northwest Ohio with her two children and sock-thieving spaniel. Visit her at kelliclare.com.

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