Friday, February 20, 2009

Hush by Mark Nykanen

First sentence:

"Davy Boyce climbed on top of another gray stump and fired again."


"Words can not describe the horror of a young boy's life-but one woman is determined to hear him...

To the outside world Davy Boyce is a sullen, uncommunicative child cared for by a concerned stepfather since the death of his mother. Only he knows the truth behind the silence-a world of unspeakable abuse that has left him traumatized and mute. Hope arrives in the form of Celia Griswold, a young art therapist coping with tragedies of his own. Encouraged by Celia to express himself through his drawings, Davy tries to tell her his painful story, gradually offering clues that coalesce into a picture of misery and fear that no one but Celia is willing to believe. As their friendship grows, it pulls them closer to danger-and to a terrifying flight from a sadistic killer who is determined to silence them both forever." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

Although the plot was a bit formulaic at times, the intensity of the action and the predicament of the characters kept my interest throughout. I especially liked getting the different viewpoints from the characters such as Chet, Davy and Celia.

Date read: 2/20/2009
Book #: 16
Challenge: 999 Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 0312968523
ISBN-13: 9780312968526
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Year: 1999
# of Pages: 326
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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