Hide Your Eyes

Hide Your Eyes

by Alison Gaylin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101498170
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: A Samantha Leiffer Mystery
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 161,173
File size: 241 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alison Sloane Gaylin is a Shamus Award–winning and national and international bestselling writer of suspense novels and a journalist who has covered arts and entertainment for many years. She graduated from Northwestern University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and lives in upstate New York with her husband, daughter, and various pets.

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Hide Your Eyes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Amanda1988 More than 1 year ago
First book by this author I have read. I didn't get deeply involved in the book yet I couldn't put it down. Read the whole thing in one day.
PMN-12345 More than 1 year ago
Im 13 and I really enjoyed this book. I got into it and got a bit freaked. But in a good way. It was thrilling and also romantic. Great book. I read it in two days. Couldn't put it down.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
If someone had told me a few months ago that there was such a book as chick-lit romantic suspense, I would have said they were crazy. Alas, little did I know that not only does such a book exits, it's a totally awesome new genre! You really don't want to miss HIDE YOUR EYES by Alison Gaylin, and you definitely don't want to overlook her brand of sassiness, sarcastic humor, and down-and-dirty romantic suspense.

Poor Samantha Leiffer-the girl just cannot get a break! She moved to New York to be with the love of her life, Nate, a man more breathtaking than a god and more charming than a snake. The only problem was, Nate really was a snake, one who boinked everyone within walking distance of his and Samantha's apartment. And by everyone, I mean everyone-seems old Nate wasn't very discriminating when it came to the male or female status of his conquests. So here's poor Sam, working two jobs-one as a teacher at the Sunny Side nursery school, the other in the box-office of an off-off-off-off-off Broadway theater named the Space-and on Valentine's Day, that day of love and passion, she just so happens to witness a man and woman drop an ice chest into the Hudson River. That alone might be suspicious, but after all, it's a low point in Sam's life, and she's suspicious by nature.

What follows is something that even her mother, Sydney Stark-Leiffer, self-help guru and mostly off-her-rocker publicity hound, wouldn't be able to come up with a quick answer to. There really was something suspicious in that hastily dumped ice chest-a body, to be exact, and one with it's eyes gouged out, to be even more exact. Suddenly, Sam's life is in more upheaval than her Space coworker who took a three-year vow of silence to save her voice for her upcoming one-woman show.

Now a mystery psychopath in mirrored sunglasses is following her around, she's getting heavy-breathing and intimidating phone calls in the middle of the night, and a one-man Hercules show by the name of John Krull is helping Sam in her find-the-bad-guy detective show.

HIDE YOUR EYES is, beyond and without a doubt, simply awesome. Told in first person, you'll nevertheless feel as if you're walking beside Sam as she comes to terms with everything that's going on in her life-the departure of slimy Nate, the entrance of yummy Krull, the schizophrenia of her mother, the eccentricities of her circle of friends, and not to mention her need to single-handedly bring justice to New York. Alison Gaylin has penned a true winner, and I can't wait for the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If someone had told me a few months ago that there was such a book as chick-lit romantic suspense, I would have said they were crazy. Alas, little did I know that not only does such a book exits, it's a totally awesome new genre! You really don't want to miss HIDE YOUR EYES by Alison Gaylin, and you definitely don't want to overlook her brand of sassiness, sarcastic humor, and down-and-dirty romantic suspense. Poor Samantha Leiffer-the girl just cannot get a break! She moved to New York to be with the love of her life, Nate, a man more breathtaking than a god and more charming than a snake. The only problem was, Nate really was a snake, one who boinked everyone within walking distance of his and Samantha's apartment. And by everyone, I mean everyone-seems old Nate wasn't very discriminating when it came to the male or female status of his conquests. So here's poor Sam, working two jobs-one as a teacher at the Sunny Side nursery school, the other in the box-office of an off-off-off-off-off Broadway theater named the Space-and on Valentine's Day, that day of love and passion, she just so happens to witness a man and woman drop an ice chest into the Hudson River. That alone might be suspicious, but after all, it's a low point in Sam's life, and she's suspicious by nature. What follows is something that even her mother, Sydney Stark-Leiffer, self-help guru and mostly off-her-rocker publicity hound, wouldn't be able to come up with a quick answer to. There really was something suspicious in that hastily dumped ice chest-a body, to be exact, and one with it's eyes gouged out, to be even more exact. Suddenly, Sam's life is in more upheaval than her Space coworker who took a three-year vow of silence to save her voice for her upcoming one-woman show. Now a mystery psychopath in mirrored sunglasses is following her around, she's getting heavy-breathing and intimidating phone calls in the middle of the night, and a one-man Hercules show by the name of John Krull is helping Sam in her find-the-bad-guy detective show. HIDE YOUR EYES is, beyond and without a doubt, simply awesome. Told in first person, you'll nevertheless feel as if you're walking beside Sam as she comes to terms with everything that's going on in her life-the departure of slimy Nate, the entrance of yummy Krull, the schizophrenia of her mother, the eccentricities of her circle of friends, and not to mention her need to single-handedly bring justice to New York. Alison Gaylin has penned a true winner, and I can't wait for the sequel to this book, which is slated to hit the shelves in January of 2006.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I CANT WAIT FOR HER NEXT NOVEL. THE SARCASTIC HUMOR AND SUSPENSE IS WHAT KEPT ME TURNING EACH PAGE.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Samantha Leiffer moved from California to Manhattan to be with her boyfriend who turned out to be cheating on her with men and women. She stays in New York and holds two jobs, one as a teacher at the Sunny Side Nursery School and the other at the Off-Broadway Space Theatre's box office. One day she takes a walk by the Hudson River and sees a man and a coatless woman toss an ice chest into the water. Sam has a real bad feeling about the scene.................... Strange things begin happening to Sam. A word is printed in her book that she reads to her students. She finds a picture of her mother with her eyes pried out. A one word email arrives at her computer at the Space Theater. The police find the ice chest; inside is a three year old child with her eyes cut out. The killer escalates his attacks on Sam and more children die. Sexy Detective John Krull has her stay in his apartment and under his guard because it is clear that the killer wants her as his next victim........................ The story starts out offbeat, funny and lighthearted as the heroine copes with the radical changes in her life and her runaway imagination. HIDE YOUR EYES gets scary very quickly as Samantha's imagination becomes real and the killer is stalking her and innocent children. The tension soars to unbearable levels and not even Sam's romantic affair with Detective Krull is enough to stop readers form wanting to know what the killer will do next. Allison Gaylin is a bright new star in the psychological suspense and thriller horizons................. Harriet Klausner
Darla on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The trouble started for Samantha Leiffer when she felt "dead man's fingers" (a chill on the back of her neck) on Valentine's Day. What follows is a fast-moving story involving a sinister man with mirrored contacts, an ice chest dumped in the river, a sexy cop, and Samantha's variety of friends and co-workers at both her jobs: at a preschool, and a box office.Hide Your Eyes is an unusual romantic suspense, not least because it's written in first person. The chilling suspense is balanced by humor, romance, and humanity, as Samantha takes some wrong turns while trying to unravel the mystery.I thoroughly enjoyed Hide Your Eyes and had trouble putting it down. I'm looking forward to seeing more from Alison Gaylin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample had exactly 1 page of the prologue. Please make the samples a reasonable length!
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This was a new author for me. I really enjoyed this exciting, easy reading book!
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