Monday, January 22, 2007

Hush by Anne Frasier

Title: Hush

Author: Anne Frasier

Genre: Thriller

Summary: The survior of a serial killer is asked to assist with a new series of murders that might be a copy cat, or the original killer.

The Take-Away: Intense. From the very beginning, I was sympathetic to both the lead detective, Max Irving, and the survivor, Ivy Dunlap. I liked the set-up of Ivy's assistance to the police, since she isn't FBI or related in any fashion, other than her survival. Ivy took her blackest moment and turned it into her life's work; she became a criminal profiler, teaching her subject at a local university.

Mary Cantrell, from Sleep Tight, has a cameo also. Since Sleep Tight was written after Hush, I'm not sure that her appearance adds to the story, nor does the side conversation between her and the current female lead. As a reader, however, it made me snicker at the recognition.

From Anne's site, I learned that "Anne Frasier" is a pen name. Her bio for the book is good, alluding to this being her first suspense, not her first book. Anne has stated that she feels Hush is her best work. I'd say it's a close second to Pale Immortal.

Recommendation: Definitely read it.

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Orhan Kahn said...

Certenly sounds like my kind of book. Will look out for it..

slpenney said...

If you do read it, let me know what you think.