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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Watch Where They Hide

Jordan Manning #2

Narrator: Susan Dalian


ISBN: 9780063037083

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 03/12/2024

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)

Following her powerhouse debut, As the Wicked Watch, Emmy Award winner Tamron Hall returns with another edge-of-your-seat Jordan Manning thriller. This time Jordan delves into the case of a missing mother of two and uncovers a dangerous and scandalous web of secrets that could lead right to the missing woman—or put Jordan in the crosshairs of her abductors.

“With Jordan Manning, Tamron Hall has given us a smart, empathetic heroine to cheer on for years to come.” — Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author

Marla Hancock, a stay-at-home mother, has left her verbally abusive marriage and temporarily moved in with her sister, Shelly. But after dropping off her eldest child at preschool, Marla disappears and isn’t seen again. Shelly can’t believe her sister would leave her children behind.

Due to their town’s under-resourced police department and limited media resources, Shelly fears Marla’s case won’t get the attention it deserves, or worse will never be solved. So, several weeks after filing a missing person’s report, she reaches out to TV journalist Jordan Manning for help.

Weeks after solving the Masey James and Tiana Mosley cases, Jordan Manning’s career has taken off. Jordan’s investigative and reporting skills in those murders have elevated her status in the newsroom, as well as her public persona, gaining her a reputation as more than your typical news reporter: a “fixer” with a vigilante edge, dogged and undeterred to seek the truth. But even with this new status, Jordan still feels pressure to prove herself as a young Black professional. When Shelly reaches out to her, she understands her concerns and feels compelled to do all she can to find Marla.

As Jordan goes to any lengths to track down Marla, she unravels a dark web of secrets and scandal that may lead right to Marla.


“With Jordan Manning, Tamron Hall has given us a smart, empathetic heroine to cheer on for years to come.”

—Alafair Burke,New York Times bestselling author

“Tamron Hall's Watch Where They Hide is a captivating, authentic novel that combines thoughtful storytelling with perceptive insights into race, class and the challenges of being a successful, ambitious woman of color. I fell in love with Hall's powerful, wryly funny heroine Jordan Manning and can't wait to follow her wherever she may go.”

— Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee and The Leftover Woman

“In this tense, sophomore novel Tamron Hall manages to skillfully and relentlessly build a suspenseful story, while remaining sensitive to the difficult subject of domestic violence and the very real trap many women find themselves in.”

— Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing and Dark Roads

“Cleverly plotted with the perfect amount of behind the scenes tidbits about working in broadcast news, Watch Where They Hide is a must read for fellow mystery lovers. Chicago crime reporter Jordan Manning is back and better than ever – you’ll want her on both your tv screens and bookshelves.”

— Kellye Garrett,award winning author of Missing White Woman

"This is a fast-paced and propulsive mystery with plenty of background information about what it’s like to be a journalist, clearly informed by Hall's career as an Emmy-winning TV journalist. Readers in the Chicagoland area especially will appreciate the author's nods to the Windy City." — Booklist

“Tamron Hall’s debut novel As the Wicked Watch is a singular thriller that brings the vulnerability and systemic neglect of Black girls as victims of violent crime into vivid relief...The cohesiveness and sheer scope of the narrative Hall has woven together is impressive...Readers interested in the gritty details of crime reporting and investigation will be intrigued...Ultimately, As the Wicked Watch is an impressive debut—a moving take on familiar but urgent problems and society’s indifference.”


“Hall’s first novel blends true crime with illuminating reflections on media representation and the obstacles faced by a Black woman in journalism.”

— Oprah Daily on As the Wicked Watch

“As the Wicked Watch—the first in a three-book series from Hall—is a thoughtful, captivating novel that highlights that, to some, tragedy is just a news story, but to passionate journalists like Jordan, the real people behind these tragedies are where the true heartbreak lies.”

— Shondaland

About the Author

Two-time Emmy® Award-winning journalist and author Tamron Hall is Executive Producer and host of the nationally syndicated talk show “Tamron Hall.” “Tamron Hall” is currently the second longest-running Disney-produced syndicated talk show and continues to be one of television’s highest-rated daytime shows. Tamron’s extensive resume also includes hosting “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on Investigation Discovery, “TODAY” and “MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall.”

She received the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for her segment on domestic violence as part of “TODAY’s Shine A Light” series. An outspoken advocate for shedding light on domestic abuse, Hall has partnered with Safe Horizon to launch The Tamron❤Renate Fund in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence. WEBSITE

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