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Summary

If I stay, he will kill me. If I leave, he'll destroy Addie and Drew.

Jillian Kane appears to have it all - a successful career, a gorgeous home, a loving husband, and two wonderful children. The reality behind closed doors is something else entirely. For nine years, she has hid the bruises and the truth of her abusive marriage in order to protect Addie and Drew, knowing that if she left, Gordon would destroy her and destroy them.

When she flees in an act of desperation, her worst nightmare is realized and she finds herself on the run with her two young children, no money, and no plan. With Gordon in hot pursuit, there is only one inescapable certainty: No matter where she goes, he will find her. Kill her. And take her children.

A riveting page-turner, Hush Little Baby exposes the shame and terror of domestic violence as well as the disturbing role manipulation and sabotage can play in the high-stakes game of child custody. Suspenseful and unforgettably moving, it's a novel about the unbreakable bonds of family and the astounding, terrifying devotion of a mother's love.

©2020 Suzanne Redfearn (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

"A compelling tale of the deceit, violation and anguish that undergird the myth of suburbia. Redfearn's debut ratchets up the tension page by page, as husband and wife try to inflict the most damage on each other without harming the kids. Every character hides something, and each surprising revelation torques the plot further. The emotional and physical injuries mount, driving inexorably toward a surprising climax." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Using beautifully nuanced prose and taut pacing, Redfearn skillfully weaves a gripping tale about the dark side of suburbia, where appearances rule, perception is everything, and the lines between good and evil are often blurred. This is top-notch storytelling!" (Alyson Noel, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Immortals series, The Riley Bloom series, and The Soul Seekers series) 

"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! With clear, efficient dialogue and authentic scenes, this story rings universal. Equal parts suspenseful and moving, Redfearn's skillfully told, candid story flows easily within a well-defined plot, making this novel a stunning and captivating read." (RT Book Reviews) 

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 02-12-20

What a Journey!!

NO SPOILERS! I ended up listening to this book in one day. I just had to know what was going to happen next. It reminded me of the movie “Sleeping with the Enemy” in some parts.

I highly recommend this to those that like psychological or domestic thrillers. The characters were really developed which made the story terrifying.

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  • KykyD303
  • 11-12-20

A Pleasant Surprise

Although I hated Gill, the main character, for most of this story, I was surprised by almost every twist and couldn't wait to listen every chance I had. The title almost made me skip this one and I'm so glad I gave it a chance. I'm not yet finished with the story but felt compelled to review without knowing how it ends. Give it a chance, you might be surprised...
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I've just finished... it's REALLY gooood. I don't know why the hell the author chose such a stupid title. Between the cover and title, I almost passed... the narrator delivered & I'm reminded not to judge the book by the blah blah blah. well done you.

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  • Lynn
  • 14-01-21

Content

while the narrator is one of the best and Suzanne Redfearn is a favorite author, I did not enjoy the content, it is dark storyline about children in show business and the effects on family. I can't finish. this book makes me sad.

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  • lisa
  • 17-12-20

very good!

The story flowed great and had lots of interesting parts. no spoilers but I felt like they should have revisited the area/people where help was given. They were a big part of the book and then they were just forgotten.

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  • Christy McCurry (Radical Reads Book Blog)
  • 19-04-21

Good story

While I enjoyed the story the title is quite confusing as well as the cover.
The story is good and the narrator did an amazing job bringing it to life.

Christy

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  • JudieG
  • 16-12-20

Disappointed

I purchased this book based on my liking of another book, same author. Storyline picked up in the later chapters and ended decently. I would not buy the book again.

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  • Vicky Frank
  • 17-03-21

Loved this book

First time I’ve read a book from this author! I loved it! It kept my interest from start to finish. I read it within a day!

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  • Debi
  • 25-07-21

Loved it

I have certain authors I follow. You know, the big names. Somehow I came across this book and I'm super glad I did This narrator was terrific She knew when to whisper. And she knew when to speak fast or slow. I knew how the book, would end but it was so exciting. Loved this book. I'm signing off to go find another book by Suzanne Redfearn

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  • KSH
  • 03-07-21

Excellent !

This was a heartfelt, heartbreaking family drama. The story, itself, was so well written. The narration by Nola Zandry made it more enjoyable to listen to. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that she has narrated too many books, but I'll be looking for the ones that have.

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  • JOHN
  • 30-05-21

Incredible from beginning to end!

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat , from the first word to the last. I couldn't put it down.

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