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NEW COVER EDITION, original ISBN 1621251470 (ISBN13: 9781621251477)A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours."HIDE AND SEEK proves Shojai's masterful skill at blending ripped-from-the-headlines urgency with an emotional story of real characters in escalating dangers...written with authorityNEW COVER EDITION, original ISBN 1621251470 (ISBN13: 9781621251477)A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours."HIDE AND SEEK proves Shojai's masterful skill at blending ripped-from-the-headlines urgency with an emotional story of real characters in escalating dangers...written with authority and a deft brilliance that any lover of animals or nerve-jangling thrillers will cherish." -James Rollins, New York Times bestsellerA STALKER hides in plain sight.A VICTIM faces her worst fear.AND A DOG seeks the missing—and finds hope.Eight years ago, animal behaviorist September Day escaped a sadistic captor who left her ashamed, terrified, and struggling with PTSD. She trusts no one—except her cat Macy and service dog Shadow.Shadow also struggles with trust. A German Shepherd autism service dog who rescued his child partner only to lose his-boy forever, Shadow’s crippling fear of abandonment shakes his faith in humans.They are each others’ only chance to survive the stalker’s vicious payback, but have only 24 hours to uncover the truth about Macy’s mysterious illness or pay the deadly consequences. When September learns to trust again, and a good-dog takes a chance on love, together they find hope in the midst of despair–and discover what family really means.“Recommended for anyone who likes a 'bite-your-nails, hold-your-breath' kind of thriller." -- Dr. Lorie Huston, Cat Writers Association President...

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Hide And Seek Reviews

  • Kelly
    2018-11-12 03:49

    Hide & Seek is the second book in Amy Shojai's September Day series. In the first book (Lost & Found) we met September, as well as meeting Shadow the dog. This second book gives us a more in-depth look at September's past and how it has formed who she is today. Along with this exploration we get exposure to Texan reality TV and the issue of feral pigs. While we do re-acquaint ourselves with some of the characters from the first book, we also meet more community members and get a better sense of the community that September lives in. This book is packed with suspense and I love how Shojai started out with several seemingly separate story lines and then skillfully brought them together as the climax approached. This is an excellent book and I recommend it for anybody that enjoys mystery and suspense.

  • Lelia Taylor
    2018-12-02 20:01

    Question: If a book is a mystery and a cat and a dog have significant parts, what subgenre of mystery is it?Answer: Most likely a cozy unless the book is Hide and Seek by Amy Shojai. If you’ve picked up this book thinking you’re about to read a cozy, you’ll be very surprised. In fact, you should walk away from the book.If, on the other hand, you’d like a good deal of nailbiting suspense, a fair amount of psychological distress both past and current, quite a bit of action and even a little humor here and there and, yes, a pair of pets you’d like to call your own, then you’ve come to the right place.Ms. Shojai weaves a tale of intersecting plotlines that range from the highly questionable behavior of a reality show’s star and host to a death that causes untold stress in a woman damaged by her own past to the playful antics of Macy and Shadow, a cat and dog that share a home with September Day. In the early stages, Macy is the only one of the trio who isn’t in some sort of psychological recovery but then Macy becomes the focus of a search for a lot of answers, not the least of which is who—or what—is making people and animals so sick?A menace from September’s painful past, a missing woman, a little girl who loves kitties, a smarmy tabloid reporter all contribute to a story rich in tension and uncertainty as well as the many emotional attachments we all have in our lives. In the long run, it was the latter that really got my attention and Ms. Shojai is equally adept at making those attachments believable whether they’re of the animal or human variety and spending time with Macy and Shadow was especially enjoyable in those quiet moments that relieve the anxiety of the core thriller.There are occasions when we see the action through Shadow’s eyes and instincts but readers who prefer animals not be anthropomorphic need not be concerned—Shadow does not tell the tale nor does he do any sleuthing.Hide and Seek is a story full of surprises and I’m looking forward to spending much more time with this little family in the next book and all that will follow.Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, June 2014.

  • Victor Gentile
    2018-12-10 22:14

    Amy Shojai in her new book, “Hide And Seek” Book Two in the September Day series published by Cool Gus Publishing gives us another adventure with September Day.From the back cover: A mysterious contagion will shatter countless lives unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing cat . . . in 24 hours.A STALKER hides in plain sight.A VICTIM faces her worst fear.AND A DOG seeks the missing—and finds hope.Eight years ago, animal behaviorist September Day escaped a sadistic captor who left her ashamed, terrified, and struggling with PTSD. She trusts no one—except her cat Macy and service dog Shadow.Shadow also struggles with trust. A German Shepherd autism service dog who rescued his child partner only to lose his-boy forever, Shadow’s crippling fear of abandonment shakes his faith in humans.They are each others’ only chance to survive the stalker’s vicious payback, but have only 24 hours to uncover the truth about Macy’s mysterious illness or pay the deadly consequences. When September learns to trust again, and a good-dog takes a chance on love, together they find hope in the midst of despair–and discover what family really means.“Hide And Seek” is a clever medical thriller. Not only do we have an emotionally wounded September but we also have an emotionally wounded German Shepherd named Shadow. There is an epidemic of Prion Disease and Macy, September’s cat, may have it or hold the answer to the solution. First September and Shadow will have to find Macy and they cannot do it alone. They will need help. And quickly too as bodies are beginning to stack up. Ms. Shojai has given us a fairly complex story that whips along at a brisk pace. “Hide And Seek” is very exciting and quite a page-turner. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Susan
    2018-11-12 02:55

    I found the second book in the September Day series a compelling medical thriller, well written with careful attention to detail. Previews for the book suggested this was a “dog viewpoint” thriller. The story is actually told from multiple points of view, with the most intriguing perspective offered by Shadow, the protagonist’s service dog. The inclusion of the dog’s perspective added a unique twist to this thriller.The author is a certified animal behavior consultant, and her love of animals clearly shines through her writing. It’s also clear that she is an avid researcher, committed to delving deep into the details that comprise the medical elements of the plot. While I enjoyed and appreciated the details about animal training (particularly the vocabulary training exercises!), the medical information was presented at length at multiple points in the story, slowing the pace a bit for me. This might well be, however, merely a reflection of my personal interests; regular readers of medical thrillers will likely appreciate this element of the plot.With multiple characters and story lines introduced early in the book, readers might find it helpful to read the series in order. (The first book is Lost and Found.) I’d recommend this book to fans of thriller and suspense fiction, and anyone who loves animals in high-suspense mysteries.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Amy Shojai
    2018-11-13 00:06

    "HIDE AND SEEK proves Shojai's masterful skill at blending ripped-from-the-headlines urgency with an emotional story of real characters in escalating dangers. Add in revelatory dose of animal psychology and behavior, and you have a thriller that had me turning pages deep into the night. Here is a novel written with authority and with a deft brilliance that any lover of animals or nerve-jangling thrillers will cherish."--James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of "The Eye of God""HIDE AND SEEK is a creepy must read mystery for animal lovers. Animal behaviorist Amy Shojai knows her stuff."--J.T. Ellison, NYT bestselling author of "When Shadows Fall""Featuring a young animal behaviorist struggling to regain her bearings after a shocking betrayal, a reality TV show gone horribly wrong, and a series of murders and disappearances seemingly related to an unthinkable cause, HIDE AND SEEK is a mystery/thriller you won’t be able to put down!" --Alan Leverone, best-selling thriller author of "Mr. Midnight" and "The Lonely Mile" "If you’re a fan of medical thrillers by the likes of Robin Cook or Michael Palmer, you will absolutely love this book. If you enjoy a well-written mystery featuring a lot of animals, you will also love it. Just don’t plan on picking it up unless you have some extra free time." Ingrid King of THE CONSCIOUS CAT. Read the rest of the review here.

  • Cathy
    2018-12-11 02:13

    Thoughts so far: I love it that September named her cello and what a cool name (Melody) I like it that we get to hear things from Shadow’s perspective (good-dog).September Day is an expert with animals. Her German Shepard is a service dog originally trained for an autistic boy. You will find out who that boy really is in this book and there was more about him in the previous book called Lost and Found. September uses Shadow as her service dog now as she has PTSD from an awful experience in her past. She does not allow anyone to get close to her afraid they will be hurt. I had actually read about the problem with feral pigs in Texas and this book brings that issue to light with a reality show. They have local hunters going out and shooting them. I loved how the author tied all the characters together and made it all make sense. Great book!

  • Karyl
    2018-11-17 00:56

    If you liked Amy's first novel, you will definitely like this one too. Just as much action, and an even creepier bad guy - it definitely stands up as a sequel.

  • Elentarri
    2018-11-15 22:57

    Rivetting.

  • Jeni
    2018-11-25 22:12

    3.5 stars. I received an audiobook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review; this in no way affects my opinions, although I am grateful to the author, Amy Shojai for the opportunity to listen and review her work. Hide and Seek is the second book in the September Day series and starts off a few weeks after Lost and Found leaves off. While Lost and Found does not end with a cliffhanger, I think that reading it first will greatly enhance your understanding of this second book in the series. This book starts off a lot slower and I found it a bit difficult to see where all the pieces fit into place. There were so many different subplots going in so many different directions, that at times, I felt a bit discombobulated or disoriented. It kept skipping around and it wasn't until about 65-70% of the way through the book until the picture starts to emerge. Lots of little clues are dropped along the way that you must be aware of as they are important later on. I don't say any of this as a negative per se, I say it as it was quite the departure from the first book. This book was like different balls rolling in slowly from different directions, but once they come together and get going, it's like an avalanche or an unstoppable train. I love the alternating points of view between September and Shadow (the dog). You would think a dog's POV would be cheesy or childish, but no, Amy Shojai knows so much about animals and their behavior that this adds to the experience of the story and makes fiction an educational experience. I am definitely looking forward to listening to or reading the next book in the series as they are creative, fun, suspenseful, and exciting. These are not cozy mysteries and are not for the faint of heart!I listened to the audio version, so I cannot comment on any spelling/grammar/formatting issues. The audio is narrated by the author, Amy, herself. You can tell this is not a professional recording, and thus should be priced accordingly. It is a bit tinny and there are a few faint crackles. This did not detract from my listening experience though, as I was used to it after the first few minutes and I am not all that picky. Her performance is great and she does a great job of differentiating between all the many characters in dialogue and narrator. It would be great as a Whispersync add-on for only a couple bucks. I enjoyed listening to this book while driving and my horse especially liked listening to Amy's voice as I was with him!

  • Beverly
    2018-11-28 21:13

    My thoughts:Great read! A wide variety of creative characters - and of course the fantastic animal characters (which are my favorites --- huge animal lover here!).The story is fast paced, mysterious and thrilling. I liked how the perspective changed in each chapter, adding to the intrigue and fleshing out the story and plot.I wasn't sure what I was going to think of the book when I first met some of the characters, but found myself gripped by the story within the first 20 pages.I had not read the first book in the series and found that although I enjoyed the story and it could stand alone, reading the first book would have enhanced the second. A worthy way to spend an afternoon - I will be reading Lost and Found as soon as the opportunity arises.

  • Edie Chase
    2018-12-02 01:54

    A real page turner.I really enjoyed this book. I didn't want to put it down and go to sleep. It grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go until the end. If you enjoy a good thriller, this is the book to read.

  • E
    2018-11-17 01:15

    Good story but the voice of the dog is annoyingly juvenile

  • Debbi Lund
    2018-12-08 02:15

    Awesome Read!I love these stories! September is a great character & I love Shadow & Macey. Hearing the story from their point of view. Loved how the story keeps you wanting more.

  • Veronica Noechel
    2018-11-16 01:50

    I'm a fan of pet-themed mysteries, and after reading her second book, I think Amy Shojai is easily my favorite author I've read in this genre. The animals are heavily involved in meaningful and believable ways. The protagonist is a trainer, and she reads realistically as an expert. The stories are cozy, but never hokey. They are just good mysteries, and like a good series should, the second book excels over the first, and I liked the first quite a bit.I felt like this story of reality tv, murders, kidnapping, and even a possible epidemic, was stronger than the first, with a great arc and a strong ending. Still, a couple of things...The biggest problem is with the children's dialogue. Their verbal speaking ability wavers pretty wildly. I had a hard time telling, at times, how old the child who was speaking was supposed to be, and in some characters' cases, whether or not the child was supposed to be developmentally disabled because the way they spoke was so much younger-sounding than their age would lead one to expect. Also, as an animal lover reading a book written for an animal loving audience, there was a problem I had with some of the descriptions of the fictional t.v. show and its focus. Using the euphamism "harvest" in place of "kill" has always been a pet peeve of mine, but much more troubling was attempting to understand how the hunters on the reality show were hailed as heroes for showing what great pets pit bulls are and for improving these dogs' image via the show. How the show would help these dogs is a total mystery to me. Wouldn't it make more sense to show these wonderful dogs doing things like playing gently and interacting with their humans at home? Wouldn't it foster a more positive image to focus on these dogs walking in the park, doing training tricks, and enriching their communities through their therapy work, instead of showing pit bulls attacking other animals (in this case pigs) and tearing them bloody? I would think their show would serve to do the exact opposite of improving these breeds' current p.r. situation, especially with the public already so fearful and biased against these misunderstood terriers. But I'm being persnickety. It's still a great pet mystery novel, a lot of fun and well worth reading. I'm looking forward to reading the next, and I hope there are many more books in this series to come.

  • Mark
    2018-11-25 21:01

    Shojai has taken a unique tack on presenting a compelling murder mystery ... much of the narrative is in the "voice" of a German shepherd working dog trained for an autistic child, a central character. In the "cozy mystery" genre, the book avoids patronizing sex scenes and gory details, instead concentrating on an intriguing plot with equally interesting characters. Agatha Christie fans will love this, as well as all dog lovers (or even those wondering what goes on in a dog's head). Terrific read!