Read October 7, 2015
I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review.
I mainly read thriller/suspense/mysteries, expecting three things within the pages: true to life scenarios―with some suspension of disbelief expected―unanticipated twists and turns, and finally, a plot that challenges my mind as I read. Kori D. Miller’s HUSH accomplished all three, and I can honestly say it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to find that inside recently read books.
The book centers around Dezeray Jackson, a private investigator who is a strong, stubborn, and a take no BS kind of woman. As she takes on a pro bono case for Tamara Steele involving a cold case, something from her own past resurfaces. To further complicate matters, not only does she have to deal with Patrick Murphy, an ex-boyfriend also emerging after a long absence, but as well as issues with her current, Scott James. She is well-developed and relatable. The supporting characters were also plausible, fit their roles, and are well fleshed out.
The plot is highly original and upon reading the first chapter, I was immediately captivated. The author masterfully draws you into each scene with highly descriptive setups, and I could easily envision the surroundings as though I was there. The pages seemed like they turned themselves. This doesn’t happen often, however, I found myself aggravated when I had to put it down.
Think you have things figured out? Are you certain? Think again. Something will come up, forcing you to second-guess yourself. The editing, set up, and execution, thank the Gods, is fantastic―which seems to be rare lately―and was a breath of fresh air.
There was only one thing disappointing within the book―and that was when I found myself on the last page and wanting more! Can’t wait for book 2 in the series.
In my opinion, give this book a read.
You can buy Hush HERE