Eoghan Egan:Hiding In Plain Sight

Today iI’m joining the blog tour for Hiding In Plain Sight. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.



A vicious serial killer roams the Irish Midlands-his sight always set on the next victim.

A successful businessman finds the perfect recipe for getting away with murder.
No bodies, no evidence.
No evidence, no suspect.

High art and low morals collide when graduate Sharona Walters discovers a multi-million-euro art scam. She delves in, unwittingly putting herself on a direct trajectory with danger as the killer accelerates his murder spree.
When Sharona gets drawn into the killer’s orbit, she peels away his public persona and exposes the psychopath underneath.

Suddenly, the small town has no hiding place…


The Ganestown Trilogy has been on my radar for a while so I was pleased to finally get the opportunity to start reading the first instalment – Hiding In Plain Sight. It’s always interesting for me to discover a new author, and I think Eoghan Egan is an author whose work I could return to again and again. His storytelling is intriguing and I really wanted to know what would happen as the novel gathered pace. 

Hiding In Plain Sight is, unsurprisingly, set in Ganestown, and the novel gave me that “small town” feeling from the beginning. Eoghan Egan writes about the relationships between the characters with care and attention, and I enjoyed this aspect of the novel as much as the crimes around which the plot is based. Admittedly, it did take me some time to get to grips with who was who and how they were all connected to each other, but I loved watching them develop as I was reading. 

I would describe Hiding In Plain Sight as a slight slow burner; however this doesn’t mean I was not engaged. I really enjoyed the technique of not naming the killer until quite late in the story, as that gave me the opportunity to keep guessing! When the story comes to life, it does so brilliantly, with all the blood and gore and violence I like in a thriller. There are some very tense moments towards the end that made me reluctant to put the book down! 

I look forward to reading the next part of the trilogy soon!

Hiding In Plain Sight is available from Amazon.

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