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Publisher's 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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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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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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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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Really good, but politics as usual

No spoilers, and as usual I’ll start with the good. Nola Zandry is a fantastic narrator. She is SO GOOD at making something into nothing, helping the author add dry humor to serious subject matter (my very favorite kind of storytelling). I am a skeptical, spoiled, audiobook addict, but I can see why this book is getting good reviews... all the raw emotions and elements for a good domestic thriller... suspense, heartbreak & light humor.

But this killed it for me... one more book with a few chapters and random comments sandwiched in about the evil White man. I am all about culture and being an independent thinker, but I’m bout ready to return this title. I look around at a world full of mostly good people, yet every single negative thing from 100 years back or more is repeated OVER AND OVER OVER in every fictional book I read/ listen to or movie I watch. And the truth about history probably lies somewhere in the middle of what we’ve previously been taught and what we’re being taught now.

We are creating a world where every other ethnicity sees White people as the enemy out to get them, which is sad because we had come so far. I also wonder if it’s coincidental that the plot of this story revolves around a bad 👮‍♀️.

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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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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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Very Gripping

I enjoyed every minute of this book. I almost didn't want it to end. The story is so true of happens in so many families.

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TASH

Brilliant is all I can say. Please buy this !!!! A surreal page turning novel that should become a movie script.