I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hidden Falls by Olivia Newport
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Published by Shiloh Run Studios Format: eARC
Hidden Falls – An Exciting New 13-Part Serial Novel from Shiloh Run Studios
Thirty years of small-town secrets—now the key to the mystery is gone. The small town of Hidden Falls is abuzz. Former students, friends, and loved ones are prepping for tonight's big event to honor Ted Quinn's many years of compassionate service. Quinn is reluctant about a night in the spotlight--but is tenderly prodded by Sylvia, mayor of Hidden Falls and Quinn's dearest friend and confidante.
Ethan and Nicole won't let the shadows of their pasts stop them from returning to Hidden Falls--but only for Quinn--no matter how much it hurts. Liam, a former student, and Jack, a town newcomer, are both hoping the night works toward their own gain--or, if they'll admit it, their chance for redemption. Like Quinn, Dani and Lauren are mainstays in Hidden Falls. They keep close to home--and have secrets to keep close, too.
Now it's time. The guests are seated, introductions are made, the spotlight shines on center stage...and the unthinkable leaves the entire town scrambling for the truth.
Instead of doing a post for each individual episode of Hidden Falls I have decided to put episodes 2, 3 and 4 together. If you plan on reading these then I caution you because there could be spoilers. It’s hard to review these small episodes without some sort of spoiler from previous episode.
Episode 2: :Losing Quinn
In episode one we know that at the end there was a loud noise from an air cannon and then Quinn has disappeared. Sylvia is frantically trying to find him while not letting on to much that they can’t find Quinn. Everyone is starting to wonder why the banquet is not continuing and starting to get a little irritated.
Cooper who is part of the sheriff’s department doesn’t think there is anything to be worried about because it’s only been an hour or so since his disappearance. There is no signs of fowl play, so not really much he can do. He sent a car out to check Quinn’s house and the lake but they come up empty.
Nicole and Ethan get a chance to talk a little about why Ethan just left her and never called her back. They also take notice that they don’t see Quinn’s car in the parking lot. What has happened to Quinn?
This episode was a little dry and boring as it was mainly all about everyone looking for Quinn. Not a lot of action, or anything going on in this episode. If it wasn’t for the fact of how the episode ends I might not have been to encouraged to keep going with the next episode, but I am a bit curious as to what has happened to Quinn.
Rating this episode a 2/5.
Episode 3: A Town in Trouble
The small town of Hidden Falls might not have realized just how much they depend on Quinn until he is no longer around. The town is falling apart while they try and figure out what happened to Quinn.
Liam was really needing Quinn to do business with him because he is dire financial straits. Someone has been taking money from his business and he just now noticed. He is afraid that he will be going to jail for it even though it wasn’t his fault. He just needs to get the money back some how and he was hoping Quinn was going to be the way he did it.
Lauren is now in charge of the Health fair and has no clue what to do because it was really Quinn who had it all planned out. She has to step up though and get it done, but secretly she hopes that he shows up before the fair begins.
Ethan and Nicole set out to try and track Quinn down. His car was found wrapped around a tree but no sign of him. Where could Quinn have gone and why all of a sudden did he just disappear?
Sylvia’s mother remembers a little bit about a couple of families who disappeared in Hidden Falls during the depression but she doesn’t remember much about. It seem like some secrets might be looming in Hidden Falls. Lauren and Sylvia go to her shop to pick out some things for the health fair to find her shop has been broken into. Who would do that?
This episode was a little more interesting than the second part and I am really getting curious as to what happened to Quinn. Did he just run away from all the attention or does he have a secret he has been hiding? I still can’t say that I am a fan of reading this book through episodes and I am not sure if it’s something readers will be a fan of.
Rate this episode 3/5
Episode Four: Unexpected Hero
Everything is still unraveling for the people of Hidden Falls. It’s amazing how these people can’t seem to get it together now that their number one man is missing.
Liam is in some deep trouble and still can’t see a way out. His fiance wants to get married but he keeps putting her off, now he has found out that she was given a promotion at her job. She thinks now they have enough money to get married and isn’t’ to happy with being put off. Liam needs help with his money problem, he needs to find out where the money has gone. His cousin Dani is a computer wiz, but can she be trusted with something like this?
Silvia and Lauren are trying to figure out why anyone would break into Silvia’s store. Cooper keeps meeting Lauren at the police station, he is intrigued, but she is not. (I think I would like to see these two get together..lol)
Nicole and Ethan are still trying to find Quinn, neither one wants to leave Hidden Falls without knowing what happened. The more time they spend together the easier it seems to be together again. (These two are probably my favorite characters in the episodes and so I hope they get together like Quinn hoped.)
Jack is always out to make a buck and he doesn’t seem to care if he comes off looking like a sleazy lawyer. He has been hounding Silvia and Lauren about needing a good lawyer. He is pretty much ignoring his family but when his thirteen year old daughter loses her little puppy, he grudgingly stops everything to help her look for the puppy. Just when he was about to give up looking he tells her one more block and they finally find the puppy making him a hero to his daughter.
Dani was spending her time off at the cabin. She wanted to get in some fishing and wasn’t really concerned about Quinn being missing, she figured he would show back up when he was good and ready. Dani was out in her boat when it started taking on water, but not quick enough to use her pail so she tries to make it to the shore, but as the water fills the boat she tries to use the pail. The boat is headed towards the falls and she has to bail out before she goes over the falls with the boat. Someone has tampered with her boat, but who?
I can’t say that this book in episodes is extremely interesting but there is just enough with each episode to make me more curious about what happened to Quinn so I keep reading. The town of Hidden Falls has a lot of secrets and they are slowly unraveling and I mean slowly.
Rate this episode: 2.5/