Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard

Posted June 3, 2024 by meezcarrie in Book Review, Christian, contemporary, Elizabeth Goddard, giveaway, mystery/suspense, romance / 39 Comments

Hidden in the Night book review

Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth GoddardHIDDEN IN THE NIGHT by Elizabeth Goddard
Missing in Alaska #3

GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2024
PAGES: 336


Other Books In This Series

Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard  Shadows at Dusk by Elizabeth Goddard

I have very much enjoyed Elizabeth Goddard’s Missing in Alaska series, and while I’m sad to say goodbye to these characters Hidden in the Night was a lovely way to do so. (It’s not necessary to have read the previous two books in the series, but because we get to catch up with those main characters too, you will likely enjoy it on a different level if you have read them.)

We already know Alaska State Trooper Nolan Long as the brother of Shadow Gap Police Chief Autumn Long Brenner, but in Hidden in the Night we get to learn more of his story. I really enjoyed diving into the layers that have shaped him and understanding more clearly what has motivated him… not to mention his complicated feelings for the ‘Sunshine Girl’ that got away – Ivy Elliott. Ivy has one of the coolest jobs, in my opinion. She’s a former FBI agent who is currently moonlighting as a rare book collector/investigator, and she’s in Alaska to track down a valuable lost manuscript by Jack London. I mean… what?!? Can you imagine getting to do that?

Unfortunately of course, the hunt, the reason for it, and the events leading up to it do not produce smooth sailing – this is a suspense novel, after all – and Goddard puts Nolan and Ivy through the fight of their lives… for their lives. Alaska throws out enough obstacles on its own, from dangerous blizzards to intense wind storms to deadly cold, but they also have to contend with several people who are out to interfere with the search and don’t care if Nolan and Ivy are wounded (or worse) in the process. I was on pins and needles more than once and made the mistake of relaxing far too soon far too many times (haha). Like our intrepid main characters, I wasn’t sure who to trust, who was behind things, and who/what was a red herring. I cleverly solved this dilemma by reading this book all in one sitting, not daring to put it down until I had all my answers. Sleep? nah. Food? I can snack while I read. Shower? I had one the day before. Work? It will still be there tomorrow. I was too invested in Nolan and Ivy, their swoony chemistry, and their heart-racing investigation(s) to spend time on such necessities.

Bottom Line: Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard is a pulse-pounding romantic suspense that uses the wild elements of Alaska to ramp up the tension, an ever-evolving roster of pursuers and villains to keep you frantically turning the pages, a sweet romance to uplift your heart, and moving faith threads to remind you of the Source of our help. The characters – new and familiar – are engaging and relatable and the various plot threads fit together seamlessly. I was solidly invested in this story, and I highly recommend this whole series!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Elizabeth Goddard

Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 60 novels, including Cold Light of Day, Shadows at Dusk, and Hidden in the Night, as well as the Rocky Mountain Courage and Uncommon Justice series. Her books have sold nearly 1.5 million copies. She is a Christy, Carol, and Reader’s Choice Award winner and a Daphne du Maurier Award and HOLT Medallion finalist. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to find inspiration for her next book, and serving with her husband in ministry. Learn more at

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Hidden in the Night giveaway

Revell is offering a print copy of Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard to TWO of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard?

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39 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard

  1. Megan D Hamsher

    Elizabeth is a fave author… for one….

    Oh.. book… I’m supposed to mention the reason for this particular book… hmmm…
    Investigations, lost manuscripts, trouble, Alaska ….
    not to mention the northern Lights on the cover….

  2. Debra Pruss

    I was blessed to read an ARC. This book is fabulous. Congratulations to whoever wins the book.

  3. Pam K.

    I read the first two books in this series. I’m not a huge romantic suspense fan but I really like Elizabeth Goddard’s books. I want to read Hidden in the Night to complete this excellent series.

  4. Roxanne C.

    I’m always excited to read a book by Elizabeth Goddard. This one sounds even more interesting with the inclusion of a missing manuscript.

  5. Judi Imperato

    I would love to read this book, I really enjoy romantic suspense. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Colleen Hudson

    I’ve always loved books set in Alaska and I’ve been enjoying everything I read by Elizabeth Goddard.

  7. Nancy

    I would like to read Hidden in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard because I have not read any books by this author.

  8. Janice Moore

    Ok, I think I will agree to also read this book in one sitting and forget about everything else!!!

  9. Jessica

    I love romantic suspense, and I have read and enjoyed other books by Elizabeth Goddard. This book sounds like a great literary adventure.

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