[Spotlight] No Place to Hide by Opa Hysea Wise

As a fan of thrillers, particularly this year when they’ve helped me out of some deep reading ruts, I was pleased when the publicist for Opa Hysea Wise’s No Place to Hide reached out to me to spotlight her newest book. It is, quote: “a captivating and fast-paced mystery thriller that is stunningly existential.”

Intriguing! Check out the book and author bios below along with all the links you’ll need to bring this book home asap and enjoy an invigorating new thriller yourself.



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Published: 3 November 2020

Publisher: Made for Success Publishing

Age Group: Adult

Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction, Suspense Thriller, Crime, Self-Help, LGBTQ Fiction, African American Women’s Fiction

Oblivious to the danger she is in, Smythe refuses FBI protection and thinks she can just move on with her life. As an unintentional witness to a murder, her life, and the lives of those close to her, are threatened. Many brushes with death create a sense of urgency in Smythe to move past her current circumstance, but this journey is not one that she would have not chosen but one that was chosen for her.

Smythe begins to ask the question: Why me? Why this? She struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her. How are we all woven together in this tapestry called “life?” Smythe yearns to find answers in the midst of this chaos.

Smythe is a woman with vision in her eyes and fire in her soul, searching for meaning in what she saw and the consequences that test everything she thought she knew. Can she keep from unraveling or was her journey to find meaning in vain? She is torn between what heart truly yearns for the having to fight the unexpected battle that lays before her. Leaning in, she lingers in the mystery of the unknown.



Opa Hysea Wise is an American author, born to mixed race parents. Like so many people of color, she came to experience a sense of “otherness,” which fueled her desire to discuss diversity as the woven fabric within the American tapestry. She worked as a Training and Development specialist and manager in Government and Corporate organizations. Often tasked to develop and deliver diversity courses, Opa brought a sense of understanding, compassion and a call to action to her audience, with the firm knowledge that returning to the connection we all have would be but one step to returning to love.  As both a Jack Canfield Success Coach and an author, Opa Hysea Wise looks to set a fire within the hearts of both her students and her readers. Her book No Place to Hide releases on Nov. 3 2020.

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