When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead in his palatial home, she’s sure it’s no coincidence. The police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone’s out for blood—specifically someone Jeff’s father ripped off in one of the biggest financial fraud cases of all time. She suspects that someone is trying to send a message to Jeff’s father: Tell me where the money is, or everyone you care about will die.
Riley’s in-laws might be billionaires, but she’s afraid that not even their dirty money can protect her from an irate investor who will stop at nothing to get his hands on his misappropriated cash. Enter Finn Bradley, Philly-based FBI agent and Riley’s love interest from way back when. Finn agrees to help Riley, and the two reignite sparks they both thought were extinguished long ago. But can they discover the killer’s identity in time, before he resurfaces—and strikes again?
Dubbed an “exceptional storyteller” by the Chicago Tribune and “one of the most popular voices in women’s fiction” by Newsweek, Karen Robards’s latest action-packed novel will keep you glued to the pages until the final, shocking conclusion.
What I liked: To be honest, I've had hit or miss luck with Ms Robard's books. Some I love and re-read many times and some I get bored with and have to stop. That's not to say she not an excellent writer. A lot of what I read depends on my mood and sometimes I have the patience to stick it out and be entertained and sometimes, I just put the book away for awhile and come back to it.
Hush captured me from the very beginning and I flew through the book. The subject matter with all that is going on in the world today was very relevant and had me on the edge of my seat. The characters seemed real and made mistakes that made them even more human. I wasn't sure about some of the bad guys (believe me, there are plenty to go around) and some I pegged weren't exactly what I thought.
I especially liked Riley's character. She may not make the best decisions but she's right not to trust anyone! I guess I would describe her as "plucky". She doesn't give up and thinks on her feet. She's street smart about life and doesn't take anything laying down.
What I didn't like: The biggest point to me was continually wondering why our government was so interested in recovering the money. I initially couldn't buy into why so many organizations were involved. There is an explanation given but it's towards the end. I wouldn't have been so distracted by the question if it had been revealed earlier in the book.
Overall, Hush is one of the better books by Ms Robards. Not sure if I would re-read this one but it keep me very occupied and curious!!