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An Exciting and Intoxicating Page-Turner
on April 13, 2015
"Silence" the next installment in the intoxicating "Hush Hush" series heats up when Nora Grey wakes up in a cemetery to find a black feather and no memory of the past five months. Feeling empty and lost, she struggles to revive memories of those missing weeks bearing up under rumors that she's hallucinating when she receives a threatening note or sees shadows near her window. When Scott Parnell, a childhood friend induces her to visit his sanctuary in a cave along the coast she learns that her missing memory involves fallen angels, Nephilim and the fear of a man called "the Black Hand" who may be responsible for the death of her father.
As her mind begins to awaken to the new information, she also grapples with her mother's infatuation with Hank Millar, the father of her archenemy, and the presence of a mysterious stranger called Jev who stirs feelings of regret, wariness and heartache. Secrets and lies swirl around Nora as she searches for the truth and danger lurks even closer to home.
The plot is fast-paced;tension and suspense building as Nora begins to unravel the mystery of her kidnapping. Continuing in a first person narrative, Nora draws the reader into the distress and pain of her memory loss and her struggle to put her life back in order after weeks away from home. Threads of this story follow not only Nora's search for answers to her kidnapping, the romantic involvement of her mother and her enemy's father, but also her attraction to Jev whose leather, spice and mint scent reminds her of a former love. Clues that include an incarcerated angel, a silver necklace and a prophetic death lend a air of mystery not only to Nora's kidnapping but to the looming war between the Nephilim and fallen angels.
In "Silence" the love of Nora and Jev (Patch) must weather tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust as he tries to protect her against not only the plans of the radical leader of the Nephilim, fallen angels, archangels but even her own impulsiveness. With every twist in the plot not only does their attraction intensify again, but finds Jev saving Nora from fallen angels at a gas station heist and from blundering into a Nephilim safe house.
Nora Grey at first is scared, defiant and humiliated by her lack of memory, but as events unfold she becomes determined, reckless but more perceptive. Although cold and distant initially, Jev (Patch) Cipriano radiates strength, energy and heat in his protection of Nora. Even though she has no memory of Jev and he selflessly struggles to stay away from her, they have a magnetic attraction which keeps drawing them back to each other.
Of the other familiar personalities who add spice and drama to this page-turner Vee Sky is the curvy, flirtatious and smart-mouth best friend; Scott Parnell a cocky, resourceful and self-satisfied Nephil; Marcie Millar, her father's beautiful, befuddled and unsuspecting puppet; and Hank Millar the charming, manipulative autocratic radical.
In " Silence" the excitement and romance of this young adult, paranormal series continues; the electricity of Nora and Patch's forbidden love escalating as mystery and danger swirl around them, testing the strength of their passion. This is a well-written and fascinating story that like the series I couldn't stop reading until the end.