Four months after their separation, marketing consultant Lake Warren faces a tough legal battle with her husband, Jack, for custody of their two kids. Though the timing couldn't be worse, she finds herself responding to the flirtations of Dr. Mark Keaton, her handsome colleague at the Advanced Fertility Center. But the morning after their one-night stand, Lake discovers Keaton with his throat slashed.
Afraid of losing her children forever, Lake lies to the policeand begins searching for the truth on her own before she can be charged with the heinous crime. She starts getting hostile treatment from her coworkers, and strange clues start appearing, quite literally, on her doorstep. Soon Lake is pulled dangerously close to the very dark secrets surrounding the slain man and the clinic where they worked. And suddenly the police are not the only ones hunting Lake Warren.
About the Author
Kate White, the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Hush and The Sixes, and the Bailey Weggins mystery seriesIf Looks Could Kill; A Body to Die For; 'Til Death Do Us Part; Over Her Dead Body; and Lethally Blond. White is also the author of popular career books for women, including Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. She lives in New York City.
Praise for Hush…
“A real page-turner.”
“A sharp-edged thriller . . . Sexy suspense.”
-New York Daily News
“Murder and lust make for a page-turner.”
“Kate White delivers a top-notch, nail-biting thriller. . . . Lake Warren’s personal complications make her a compelling character, and the nonstop action leads to a deliciously scary conclusion.”
“A stand-alone thriller that generates a real sense of jeopardy while avoiding clichés. . . . A subplot about the clinic’s questionable practices adds to the tension, but doesn’t detract from the main plot with its myriad twists.”
“In her first stand-alone thriller, White effectively blends mommy-lit issues with murder and suspense. . . . The mix of family pressures and murderous suspense makes this a page-turner.”
“A nerve-jangling adrenaline rush! From the first sentence to the last, Kate White catapults you into a tense vortex of deceit, danger, and double-crosses, where one wrong word is all it takes to lose everything. When in doubt, hush...”
-Lisa Gardner, author of The Neighbor
“Dark, sexy, and smart, HUSH is a pulse-pounding thriller that’s both chilling and provocative. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop - or guess who or why - until the very end. A stunningly good read.”
-Linda Fairstein, author of Hell Gate
“Utterly compelling . . . A classic page turner.”
-Karin Slaughter, author of Undone
“Sexy and suspenseful, Kate White’s HUSH is a true page-turner. The subtle twists and turns on the glamorous streets of New York City are going to thrill White’s longtime fans and earn her a legion of brand new readers. A clever, fast-paced thriller!”
-Lisa Unger, author of Die for You and Beautiful Lies
“Kate White places her wily heroine in a real jam, then keeps her, as well as readers, asking ‘Whodunit?’ right up till the gripping finale.”
-Sandra Brown, author of Rainwater