Hush by Anne Malcom & BT Urruela is a dark, Adult Thriller out now!
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
They were taken.
Off the street. From parking lots. Malls. Playgrounds.
Snatched from life and thrust into hell.
They took Orion Darby on a perfect summer day, while she could still taste her first kiss on her lips.
She joined the others with chains on their ankles and scars on their souls.
They turned into nothing more than statistics. Cold cases. Lost girls.
Years passed and the world forgot.
Until the day they escaped.
This is not about their captivity.
This is about their struggle to return to a life that’s passed them by.
This was the real world.
But for Orion, this was hell.
You see… freedom isn’t enough.
She needs blood.
Trigger Warnings: Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking
If you gravitate towards stories that will pull you in emotionally and create a dark hole that won’t let go, this book is for you.
We follow the main character who has already grown into a harsh life full of abuse at home with little chance of releasing from it. When she meets a boy and has a fun, escapism-kind-of-night, her world feels far from the tragedy that is about to happen. Soon, any sort of innocence she may have had is taken away, leaving her stripped into nothing, and this book is the journey from then on..
Please note, this is not a story for the faint of heart. It contains very dark, twisted content which could be very triggering for most readers. It deals with her fear on every level emotionally, sexually, and physically. The writing explores the different ways in which people can cope under these horrific circumstances and the high stakes leave you gripping from page to page.
If you are looking for more of a dark romance, this is not what you’re looking for. It definitely utilizes the thriller, suspense genre, so if you are a fan of deep, emotional reads, this is it! A true 4 out of 5 stars from me.
Published: 11 August 2020
Genre: Adult Dark Thriller / Suspense
How I Read It: eARC from Wildfire Marketing
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Wildfire Marketing in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth. As she grew up, her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular, gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small-town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. Currently living in London, she’s on a whole new adventure.“
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BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.
At an early age he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother’s bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination. Upon graduation from high school his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander, and leaving the remaining four team members badly wounded. After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state.
Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership
After being invited to attend a photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he’d always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.”
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