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, if she left, Gordon would destroy her-destroy them.
When, in an act of desperation, she flees, 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.
Hush Little Baby is one of the most intense books I have read. I actually felt afraid when I picked up my Kindle, so emotionally invested in this story that it was like I felt Gordon could jump out from the pages and be in my living room while I was reading. I was talking to my husband about it and all my friends about it, recommending everyone read this book. The storyline is so gripping, so compelling, that it was impossible not fall into the character’s lives. At the end, I was so sure I was right there in the hospital with Jillian and Gordon. I think the hair on my arms were stick straight for the last four chapters, and I’m not sure I breathed all that well during them either. One of the best books I have read in 2013.
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