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Hush
Hush
Author: Mark Nykanen
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 mut...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312180515
ISBN-10: 0312180519
Publication Date: 3/15/1998
Pages: 304
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4.2 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a very intense psychological thriller. The last 100 pages are non stop action and it is an excellent read. I will be looking for more books by this author.
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All I can say is WOW! This has to be one of the most suspenseful books I've ever read. I couldn't put it down and read all but 30 pages in one day (staying up very late in the night to finish it). While the subject matter of severe child abuse can be disturbing, if you like chilling suspense then you'll enjoy this book.
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This is an extremely disturbing story but it's impossible to put down. I read it straight through in 4 hours, finishing it at 1am. Parts made me feel physically uncomfortable and slightly ill but it was a very powerful story!
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A psychological thriller about an emtionally disturbed child. This well-written novel is a HORRIFYING story!
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Art therapist Celia Griswold works at a center for severly emotionally disturbed children in rural Oregon, encouraging them to express their feelings through drawing. When 7 year old Davy Boyce, an "elective" mute, is brought in by his strange, threatening stepfather, Chet, Celia senses that something is very wrong with the boy-his behavior is violent and his drawings suggest abuse. She tries to communicate her concerns to Chet, but she finds herself suddenly fearful. What starts as a simple puzzle in an ordinary woman's life becomes a harrowing cat-and-mouse game. As Chet realizes that Davy's drawings may reveal more truth than is acceptable, he begins to stalk Celia.


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