BOOK REVIEW: Nothing to Hide, by J. Mark Bertrand


In the second of the Roland March Mystery series, Nothing to Hide, by J Mark Bertrand, loses me quickly.  There is no requirement to read the previous novel, and this one takes off into the grittiness that characterizes Bertrand’s work.  However, the plot holds together loosely, and I am left wondering why it took me so long to finish it.  March investigates a headless corpse in Houston with ties to the Mexican cartel, and links to his own past.  Everyone has something to hide….  I still like the character of March, the tough homicide detective with characteristic troubled past, yet he is less engaging than in the previous novel.

Still, the attempt is worth praise for the unusual addition to Bethany House Publishing, and I encourage Bertrand to continue.


My spotless advance copy was provided me in return for my honest review for Bethany House Publishing.


5 responses

  1. Joanne,

    I came across your blog while doing some research on bloggers who might be interested in reviewing a new title by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery. They have co-authored a book called Pulling Back the Shades (releasing March 1 from Moody Publishers), that exposes the dangers of erotica for both single and married women.

    Dr. Slattery and Gresh examine erotica from a spiritual and sexual standpoint, providing Biblical teaching, personal stories and testimonies from those affected by erotica to help women navigate this uncharted territory and discover how to embrace their sexuality and spirituality. While the Bible is clear on topics such as adultery and incest, Slattery and Gresh point out where even God is “grey” on sexual matters.

    Would you be interested in reading and reviewing this title for us? We’re looking for reviews to post during the month of March, and would be happy to provide an extra copy if you’d be interested in hosting a giveaway.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
    Icon Media Group

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