Friday, March 17, 2023

Book Review for All That is Hidden by Clare Broyles and Rhys Bowen

 All That Is Hidden by Clare BroylesRhys Bowen

320 pages, Hardcover

Publication March 14, 2023

Genre:  Historical Fiction, Mystery Thriller


Taken from Goodreads:  "Retired" detective and police captain's wife Molly Murphy Sullivan tangles with Tammany Hall in the next in Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles's New York Times bestselling historical mystery series.

New York, Autumn, 1907: Former private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is happy with her place in the world. She and her policeman husband, Daniel, have built quite a life for themselves in Greenwich Village, in their modest-yet-beautiful-home in Patchin Place, filled with family, friends, and laughter. Molly and Daniel have a good marriage, a true partnership where they value each other’s opinions in all things.

So when he tells her they’re moving to a fancy home on Fifth Avenue―and that he’s running for the sheriff of New York―Molly is left reeling. Daniel begs Molly to trust him, but why would he run for sheriff on the Tammany ticket? A party known more for kickbacks and quid pro quo than anything else, it used to be everything Daniel despised. So what’s changed? And why didn’t he discuss it with her beforehand? Molly can’t help but wonder what Daniel’s got himself tangled up in… and whether he needs her help to get out.

In this next installment in this beloved series All That Is Hidden, the incomparable Molly is drawn into the dangerous world of politics, forced to navigate through the webs of lies and deceit which are hidden behind a veil of vast wealth and grandeur.


My Thoughts:  Molly’s husband takes a “job”, really he is running for elected office, with some iffy people.  As he works with his new boss and moves into a new house, things start to come to light.  People have disappeared, there are mysterious meetings, and people have been murdered.    It is obvious that whatever Daniel, the husband, is involved in there is more too it.  There are secrets, although I really like that he shares so much of what is going on with Molly.  He trusts her to help him solve the mysteries, while not putting herself or her family at risk. 

 I enjoyed the dialogue, I enjoyed the storyline, and I enjoyed the characters.  It was a fun and easy read with the clues coming together easily.   There was no surprise, at least to me, of who-dun-it.  Yet, it was fun to see how the story all came together and they were caught.

 All that is Hidden is the first book that I have read in this series.  I did not even realize it was a series when I picked up the book.  There were a few parts that I wished I knew the history of but overall, this book can be read as a standalone.

 Thank you Minotaur Books for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.


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Meet Rhys Bowen
(Taken from her website):  Rhys Bowen is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including The Victory GardenThe Tuscan Child, and the World War II-based In Farleigh Field, the winner of the Left Coast Crime Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel and the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. 2021’s The Venice Sketchbook was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year. Bowen’s work has won over twenty honors to date, including multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. Her books have been translated into many languages, and she has fans around the world, including over 60,000 Facebook followers. A transplanted Brit, Bowen divides her time between California and Arizona.


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