Today I am reviewing Hush by Kate White for TLC Book Tours. As always, I am provided with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
About the book: Four months after their separation, marketing consultant Lake Warren faces a tough legal battle with her husband, Jack, for custody of their two kids. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, she finds herself responding to the flirtations of Dr. Mark Keaton, her handsome colleague at the Advanced Fertility Center. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake discovers Keaton with his throat slashed.
Afraid of losing her children forever, Lake lies to the police—and begins searching for the truth on her own before she can be charged with the heinous crime. She starts getting hostile treatment from her coworkers, and strange clues start appearing, quite literally, on her doorstep. Soon Lake is pulled dangerously close to the very dark secrets surrounding the slain man and the clinic where they worked. And suddenly the police are not the only ones hunting Lake Warren.
My review: I must admit that I have read all of Kate White’s previous mysteries featuring Bailey Weggins. This new mystery does not disappoint. Ms. White is a very gifted writer. She manages to keep the suspense at a high level throughout the book. From the moment the protagonist discovers the dead body, the tension mounts and the pace never slows. Because of a looming custody battle with her soon to be ex-husband, Lake cannot let even a hint of suspicion fall on her. Sleep deprived, desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the police, frightened for her children and herself – the stakes could not be higher. I felt like I was right along with her on this terror-filled ride.
This is a mystery that you can’t put down. And aren’t those the best kind? Ms. White’s mysteries usually take place in and around New York City and her descriptions of the city are wonderfully detailed, as are her descriptions of Upstate New York (where I live.) The various characters are vividly drawn. You’ll be caught up in this mystery – trying, as I did, to figure out who the killer really is.
I recommend this book highly, especially if you are a mystery-lover. And once you read this book, go back and read Kate White’s other mysteries. You’ll be hooked.
About the author: Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and the New York Times bestselling author of the Bailey Weggins mystery series and several popular career books for women, including Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. She lives in New York City.