A Novel

A gripping romantic thriller that will take you deep into the dark corners of obsession and family intrigue.

“Sensual and riveting.” —J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author

 “Captivating, provocative, and fast-paced.” —Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journalbestselling author

 “Elegant prose … a sublimely written story.” —Kirkus Reviews

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 killer—or both?

After surviving a near-fatal attempt on her life, Ellie makes a desperate move: she takes her young niece Lissie and runs to England with Will. There, fiery passion becomes possession, London paparazzi call her by another name, and assassins of a secret society close in after the stunning truth about Ellie’s family is exposed. When Will suddenly disappears after putting a ring on her finger, Ellie must find the strength to elude assassins, disentangle herself from the haunting lies she’s lived for twenty-seven years, and answer one pressing question: who is Ellie James?

Author: Kelli Clare

Publication Date: June 5, 2018



2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner in Romance
2018 International Book Awards Winner in Fiction: Cross Genre

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“A propulsive, thrilling read filled with action, romance, and intrigue. Passion and lies make this thriller irresistible. Loved it!”
—Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of Best Day Ever

“Captivating and provocative. Clare deftly weaves a sensual tale loaded with passion, intrigue, and high-stakes action. Hidden is a fast-paced romantic thriller that’ll wrap you up and won’t let go until the last satisfying paragraph.”
—Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

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

“Sensual and riveting. Kelli Clare brings a fresh new voice with this romantic thriller filled with intrigue and surprises.”
—J. Kenner, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author

“This is beautiful writing … a distinctive voice. Clare has a strong narrative gift. I was totally drawn in.”
—William Bernhardt, bestselling author of the Ben Kincaid legal thrillers

“Engrossing [and] provocative … a family rife with secrets. Clare animates her tale with elegant prose … Evading killers sets the groundwork for a sublimely written story of love and passion.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A gripping romantic thriller that will capture readers from the onset. With a vivid, imaginative plot steeped in intrigue and mystery and sharp, distinctive characters, Clare creates a compelling story [and] deftly blends danger and romance in an exciting way that will keep readers turning the pages.”
RT Book Review

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 global coalition of bloggers focused on issues involving women and girls, children, and world hunger. Clare lives in Northwest Ohio with her two children and sock-thieving spaniel. Learn more at kelliclare.com.

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