The Hidden Son

The Hidden Son

by Dianna T. Benson

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Overview

The Hidden Son by Dianna T. Benson

When U.S. DEA Special Agent Lelisa Desmond refuses to follow an order to bury evidence in a high profile case, her superior hires a hit man to forever silence her deep in the ocean off Grand Cayman Island. Lelisa survives the first attempt on her life, but someone close to her is mistakenly murdered in her place.

With no one to trust, Lelisa enlists Inspector Alec Dyer for assistance but soon learns she's his number one suspect in the homicide. She sets off on a daring mission to bring down the man who ordered her execution - a man in a high position, with powerful friends; a man who will stop at nothing to keep his son hidden.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153735153
Publisher: Dianna T. Benson
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 500 KB

About the Author

Dianna Torscher Benson is an award-winning and international bestselling author. An EMT and a Haz-Mat and FEMA Operative since 2005, and recently a victim advocate, Dianna authentically implements her medical and rescue experience and knowledge into all her suspense novels. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.

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The Hidden Son 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
I immediately downloaded The Hidden Son after reading Final Trimester. I was not disappointed. It is a must-read for any avid suspense reader. I was hooked from the opening scene. My heart was beating fast—I felt myself dive into the story and couldn't put it down. Although The Hidden Son is Dianna Benson’s debut book, you would not realize it from the engaging storyline, the details in the writing, or the edge-of-your seat suspense. Lelisa is a U.S. DEA agent who suspects her boss is trying to kill her because she will not bury evidence in a high-profile case. When her friend dies while they are vacationing on the Cayman Islands, Alec the local detective gets involved. Alec is not sure what to think of Lelisa and he knows she is not sharing everything she knows. Both characters are very likable. You want her to trust him but you totally understand why she doesn't after all that's happened. The secondary storyline of Alec’s missing daughter of two years adds to the already fast-paced and intense drama. My favorite scene was when he found her magazine and her notes in it. There were at least two scenes where I was holding my breath from the intensity. Another reason I recommend this book for a book club discussion is the book’s interesting discussion about what parents will do to protect their children and to what lengths they will go. I recommend reading The Hidden Son and Third Trimester in order to get the full impact of the characters. I highly recommend this book if you like action and suspense with a subtle dose of inspiration. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most riveting books I've ever read!  Benson's book is full of twists that readers are thrilled with at every turn of a page.  The characters are developed in such an intriguing way that I found myself feeling that I was part of the story and part of their lives.  If you're looking for a gripping novel to add to your reading list... look no further! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved The Hidden Son from the very first page. It was hard to put down and I am anxsiously awaiting the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor characters and plot.  The writing goes from cliched to annoying regularly.  The final twist is one of the most ridiculous things conceivable.  
Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
   The first pages of The Hidden Son take you 91 feet down to the ocean floor, into a paradise of soothing salt water, white sand, colored corals and flashing fish. DEA Special Agent Lelisa Desmond is with her best friend Rick Eaton, diving off the coast of the Cayman Islands. Nothing could be further from her mind than Rick not surfacing alive. But that is what happens. Rick Eaton, experienced diver, is brought back to the dive boat in Lelisa's arms, already dead. His equipment was functioning, wasn't it? He had no health conditions. The only thing that was odd was that during the camaraderie of suiting up for the dive, Rick had accidentally used her dive tank instead of his own. That should have nothing to do with his collapse, except that someone had poisoned the breathable air in Lelisa's tank. Someone who had intended her to use the tank, to breath the air underwater and to be brought to the surface unresponsive. Someone wanted her dead...and Lelisa knows who. The evidence she needs to bring this powerful person down once and for all is in a Safe Deposit box in North Carolina, and she knows she needs to get their- safe and fast. Both goals will be very hard to accomplish over the next several days, as her life is threatened in ways she never imagined and only one person seems worthy of trust...A RCIPS Inspector with a story and grief of his own. Royal Cayman Island's Police Inspector Alec Dyer knows that Lelisa needs to be on the suspect list for her best friend's death, yet he also feels that there is truth in her statement of innocence... and he is willing to risk it all to help her prove it. He only asks that she be fully honest with him...something she resists until it is almost too late. My review in two sentences? I got this book at 11:00 and looked up three hours later, having hardly put the book down, stumped by the mystery and intrigued by the complicated characters. My question: How on earth to authors take their character to the end of everything, box them in on all sides and then let us watch as these men and women rise from the ashes? That is what The Hidden Son does. If you think you have it figured out, you are wrong, and you will never imagine the end. Along the way this is quite a read. I am very eager to see what Dianna benson writes next, in this trilogy, and then her other books after that. Thank you so much to Dianna and to Ellechor Publishing House for sending me an autographed ARC to review! I am excited about the release of your next books!
CarolK1 More than 1 year ago
From page one I was drawn into this book. The characters were exciting and the plot kept getting thicker. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. This book had romance, intrigue and suspense. I can’t wait to read the next book by this author. I highly recommend it!
mpwatts More than 1 year ago
If you like to read suspense novels, you’ll love this one by Dianna T. Benson.  It grabs your attention in the first chapter and keeps you on pins and needles throughout.  You won’t want to put it down.  I loved the characters, scenery and plot twists.  I can’t wait for the next book in this trilogy to come out.    
DLREEVES More than 1 year ago
Get ready to discover your new favorite author of riveting thrillers! You'll love the characters, lose yourself in the action-packed plots, and be desperate for Dianna T. Benson's next book as soon as you finish the first! Diane Reeves, Author and Editor, Regnery Publishing