Date: December 2010
Duration: 6 hours 40 minutes
A series of seemingly random murders along a fifty mile stretch of the rugged northern California coast, committed by an unknown dubbed the “Coastline Killer.” A young couple with marital problems, Shelby and Jay Macklin, decide to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s at a friend’s remote coastal cottage. Two couples in a neighboring home whose relationships are thick with festering menace and a fierce winter storm that leads to a night of unrelenting terror. These are the main ingredients in Bill Pronzini’s chilling and twist-filled tale about the hidden nature of crime and its motives.
“Pronzini has written seventy-plus novels, and The Hidden demonstrates that he’s aging like fine wine. Jay, Shelby, and even the Coastline Killer are complex and engaging characters. The Mendocino coast and its storms are portrayed in all their palpable beauty and danger.”--Booklist