Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Review: Hushabye by Celina Grace

Title: Hushabye

Author: Celina Grace


File Size: 1374 KB

Print Length: 206 Pages

Purchase: Amazon. Barnes and Noble

About the Book (From Amazon):

A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide...

On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case... but as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime.

Kate finds the case bringing up painful memories of her own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her hard-won career success and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive...

My Thoughts:

This was a pretty decent mystery. I got it off of my Book Bub mailer when it was free.  Kate Redman is a brand new detective with a past. You get to learn about her history, a little later than I cared for, but I did learn it. So I was happy with that. It is a well written story. But I found the flow to be a little off. It wasn't as quick a read for me as I had initially hoped. There are some errors that threw me off a bit.

All in all, the characters are developed. Kate Redman and a few of the others are the most well developed, a few of the others sort of fall flat. When I can't place who is talking in the dialogue, that tends to throw me off. But it is a good read, it is a very compelling story and I would recommend it.

My Rating:

3 and 1/2 Skull and Crossbones.

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