I read this in a single sitting, staying up until 4am to do so. I was utterly absorbed in the book. The characters are rare, if not unique, and fit perfectly with the story. HIDDEN THINGS is a refreshing kick to urban fantasy. It is in a new setting, and doesn't have vampires, or even vampyres, which was a pleasant surprise considering they seem to be everywhere.
The story is engaging, seriously engaging. I read it for 8 straight hours, and then some more. Its dark, creepy and absolutely wonderful, a fairytale for the modern day. It made me happy and sad and angry at different points, often within the same chapter. Its about life, love, family and choices, the last most of all.
In short, HIDDEN THINGS is an amazing, engaging read absolutely worth buying. If you like urban fantasy or mystery novels, or even any fantasy at all, you'll like this.