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Sunday, April 08, 2012

My review of Hush, Little Baby by Deborah Piccurelli

About the book:

Investigative journalist, Amber Blake, is a little person bent on payback for the death of her average-sized twin sister. Enlisted by her former partner and estranged husband, Evan, she poses as a counselor in an abortion clinic to expose the doctor responsible for fetal harvesting. As a Christian, she struggles with concealing her beliefs to maintain her cover, while the doctor’s romantic overtures tumble her stomach. Amber agrees to date him for the sake of the story . . . but nothing prepares her for what’s behind a mysterious door in his office.

My review:

This is one of the most unique and compelling storylines I've read in years. There was suspense, intrigue and a lot of mystery to the story. I also enjoyed the romance and the undercover aspects of the story. Amber had a slew of secrets that ended up biting her in the butt, which was a bummer for her even though she'd caused a lot of her own heartache. At the same time, Amber had a soft heart and was not good at saying no when she needed to. Evan was pretty heroic for a guy also. Several times I wanted to applaud his valiant effort to save the love of his life.

I read this book pretty much straight through in less than two days. There was nothing boring about this story. I can't imagine seeing some of the things Amber saw and having to do some of the things she did at the clinic. I'd have fallen apart. Amber was a tough heroine who put herself in jeopardy for a worthy cause, which was to intervene in a very disgusting business. The author did a great job of bringing the morbidity of the trafficking home in the way she presented it.

Well-written and compelling, Hush Little Baby was a read I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel with quirky characters and a hard core moral dilemma at the center of the conflict. The villain in this story was very three-dimensional and I thought the author did a fantastic job of making him sympathetic even though he was a bit of a sicko. Sometimes it was easy to forget what he did. Great job!

Hush, Little Baby was published by Sword of the Spirit and released in Dec. 2011.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Wow, sounds like an intriguing story!

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