Before we get to my review I just want to highlight how fantastic a job Sabah from Avon Books does with the book PR. As well as this fabulous book/cover the PR for that comes out of Avon is great. See the photo and tag line, isn't it grand! See the wee bottle of blood and water?
Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Time taken to read - in and out over 2 days
Pages - 400
Publisher - Avon
Source - ARC
Blurb from Goodreads
A gripping new series from million-copy bestseller Mel Sherratt
A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale to stop the murders, and prove herself to her new team.
All clues lead to local crime family the Steeles, but that’s where things get complicated. Because the Steeles aren’t just any family, they’re Grace’s family. Two brothers and two sisters, connected by the violent father only Grace and her mother escaped.
To catch the killer, Grace will have to choose between her team and her blood. But who do you trust, when both sides are out to get you?
An unforgettable thriller that fans of MARTINA COLE and CARA HUNTER won’t be able to put down.
DS Grace Allendale has went back to her roots, leaving as the daughter of a gangster coming back a police officer. Under advice of her superiors she keeps her identity from her colleagues, when her first case comes up it is a vicious killer and it takes her right to her "family" background. Juggling the job, her past, keeping her integrity and listening to her boss's advice, Grace is struggling on many levels and there is a killer to catch!
The book flips past and present, we hear from a little girl whose father is vicious and her upbringing horrific. A bully, a sadist and elements of sexual abuse as well as physical and emotional, it is a nameless voice of a child that makes for hard reading due to the nature. We then follow present day and Grace having to recall the past, the things she thought she escaped and now the family she turned her back on. There are so many layers to this book, the violence, the murder, team integration, office politics, family reunion, one who upholds the law and her estranged family who care not one iota for it. It is a busy wee book, lots going on and with it being crime we have lots of skulduggery, murder, abuse, good vs bad, family values it has everything.
Short chapters which as you know by now I love especially when you are working or life gets in the way so you can read as you go and get opportunities. I have never read Sherratt before, this was my first and it sure won't be my last, I have a few of hers on my tbrm I need to bump up. 4/5 for me this time, you can buy your own copy from the 18th of October 2018, ebook and treebook format.