Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones

Deep in the Badlands lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur. Samuel Bolt and his father are determined to find it. But they aren’t the only ones. Rachel Cartland believes it could be her ticket to a different life. Along with her father, she sets out to track down the remains.

Every Hidden Thing tells the story of the rivalry between the two families. As their paths cross  and the rivalry between their fathers grows more intense, Samuel and Rachel are pushed closer together. As their attraction deepens, danger looms on the other side of the hills, causing everyone’s secrets to come to light and forcing Samuel and Rachel to make a decision. Can they join forces to find their quarry, and with it a new life together, or will old enmities and prejudices keep them from both the rex and each other?

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"This was a great book! Every Hidden Thing is fun, intriguing, and exciting!" - Natalie C. Watch the full video review here.


"Every Hidden Thing is a well written piece of literature with a wonderfully unique plot. The historical adventure alone was beautifully done" - Debbie. Read the full review here.


"I can say without hesitation that I've never read anything like this before. It was my first Kenneth Oppel read, and I was not disappointed." - Jessi E. Read the full review here.


"I enjoyed reading this, and I really liked the portrait of fossil hunting in it's fairly early day. The setting and time period were well crafted, as were the characters" - Kelly W. Read the full review here.


"If you're looking for a fast-paced historical with scientific elements and a strong female, this is a book for you." - Trisha L. Read the full review here.


"Get into your inner Indiana Jones hat and pick axe, and be ready for an epic adventure with… Dinosaurs!" - Maddi C. Read the full review here.


"History, dinosaurs, adventure and a strong female character in an unconventional love story: this book was basically written for me!! And I adore Kenneth Oppel." - Jennifer R. Read the full review here.


"Every Hidden Thing is no doubt an adventure, embracing gritty imagery that is never completely perfect and beautiful, but is heartwarming." - Natasha. Read the full review here.

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