Fresh out of rehab, Mallory Quinn takes a job in the affluent suburb of Spring Brook, New Jersey as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy.
Mallory immediately loves this new job. She lives in the Maxwell’s pool house, goes out for nightly runs, and has the stability she craves. And she sincerely bonds with Teddy, a sweet, shy boy who is never without his sketchbook and pencil. His drawings are the usual fare: trees, rabbits, balloons. But one day, he draws something different: a man in a forest, dragging a woman’s lifeless body.
As the days pass, Teddy’s artwork becomes more and more sinister, and his stick figures steadily evolve into more detailed, complex, and lifelike sketches well beyond the ability of any five-year-old. Mallory begins to suspect these are glimpses of an unsolved murder from long ago, perhaps relayed by a supernatural force lingering in the forest behind the Maxwell’s house.
With help from a handsome landscaper and an eccentric neighbor, Mallory sets out to decipher the images and save Teddy—while coming to terms with a tragedy in her own past—before it’s too late.
Ready to be freaked out?
Hidden Pictures was such a fun read. Not sure if, I would want to watch a kid that drawing creepy pictures. The book was very tense at times. Your not really sure is the main character just gone crazy. I love this cover so much. It the prefect Halloween read. Well to me Halloween can be all year round.
The main character Mallory I liked in the book. She was a mess in the beginning. Now she trying to get her life in order with help from support. Mallory landed a cool nanny job. How hard will it be watching an kid? Weird things start happening like Teddy drawings, him talking to himself at times. It feels like someone always watching her. Did Mallory fall off the wagon again or something haunting going on?
Ready to sleep with the lights on, then check out Hidden Pictures.