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Publisher's Summary

Everything can change in a heartbeat....

The pulse-pounding new thriller from the best-selling author of You Don’t Know Me

Lainey’s friend Ellis is missing. And she’s not the only one.

In the six months since the first case of a terrifying new epidemic - when a healthy baby wouldn’t take a breath at birth - the country has been thrown into turmoil. The government has passed sweeping new laws to monitor all citizens. And several young pregnant women have vanished without trace.

As a midwife, Lainey’s mum, Emma, is determined to be there for those who need her. But when 17-year-old Lainey finds herself in trouble, this dangerous new world becomes very real. The one person who might help is Emma’s estranged mother, but reaching out to her will put them all in jeopardy....

The Hush is a new breed of near-future thriller, an unflinching look at a society close to tipping point and a story for our times, highlighting the power of female friendship through a dynamic group of women determined to triumph against the odds.

©2021 by Sara Foster (P)2021 by Bolinda and Harper Audio Australia

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So political

Here is the book in a nutshell:
Man bad/ woman good, capitalism bad/ socialism good, conservatives bad/liberals good, fracking bad, climate change!!, man destroying the world, abortion good, man bad, mankind bad, tories bad, police bad, I could go on, it was exhausting.
Narrators did a great job.

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  • 11-23-21

Frightening

This book is unbelievably frightening. Frightening because it is absolutely possible…right before our eyes.

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Incredibly provocative!

I loved everything about this novel. The writing was beautiful and thought provoking. The narrators brought the characters to life. If you enjoy authors such as Margaret Atwood and Lois Lowery, Sara Foster should be right up your alley.

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Trigger Warning: Still birth

The description does mention it but only fleetingly. There is a LOT of heart wrenching description of the lost little ones (not gory, just sweet and sad).
Has a Handmaid’s Tale feel to it.

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Great Book!

Great book! Good story line that seems very relevant. Also, the reader has a great voice!

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Thoroughly enjoyed!

I admit that I usually can’t make it through most of the free books on Audible, but this one was great! I couldn’t stop listening and I would’ve gladly spent a credit on it.

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Hauntingly timely

Very well written, plausible and interesting! Love the attention to the animals in the story. And of course a horsewoman took a risk to help!

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Where are the men?

I’ve enjoyed the plot of this book but as it progressed I felt that it’s another project to serve the feminist sentiment. Everyone is female in this story from single mother to scientist to prime minister and even if there’s a father in a family, he is never mentioned. There is a male friend in the book but he is important only because his sister plays a key part in solving the problem that men created in the world.
I would still recommend it, see it for yourself.

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A story for our times

I could not stop listening to this compelling story. It, unfortunately, speaks to a reality that seems to be surfacing across our planet. One of the strongest aspects of the story was the strength of the relationship between a mother, a daughter, a grandmother and a group of loving friends. Finally, it gives life to the realization that people can band together and fight the powerful entities within our society that seek to make us automatons in their vision of a world order.

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  • 01-12-22

Excellent!!!!

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. If you think it’s slow in the beginning, be patient, it builds. Just the right amount of tension and suspense, great narration, characters and a plausible story line.

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