Sunday, 2 August 2020

Blog tour: Hush Little Baby by Jane Isaac (Thriller, 10E/10E)

July 2020, Aria Fiction, 315 pages, ebook, Review copy

Book summary
Someone stole a baby...

One sunny day in July, someone took three-month-old Alicia Owen from her pram outside a supermarket. Her mother, Marie, was inside. No one saw who took Alicia. And no one could find her.They silenced her cry...

Fifteen years later, a teenager on a construction site sees a tiny hand in the ground. When the police investigate, they find a baby buried and preserved in concrete. Could it be Alicia?

But the truth will always out.

When Alicia disappeared, the papers accused Marie of detachment and neglect. The Owens never got over the grief of their child's disappearance and divorced not long after. By reopening the case, DC Beth Chamberlain must reopen old wounds. But the killer may be closer than anyone ever suspected.

Nayu's thoughts
Usually I love missing baby stories because I am desparate to see if there is a happy. Clearly there wasn't for the baby that was found. I am not saying if it is Alicia or not. My heart was sad upon reading the story because regardless of the baby's indentity, someone had killed a baby. Life is so precious, the most precious thing in the world and I never can get ]my head around those who take any life, most of a baby or a child who are so innocent.

Like any good thriller there are plenty of secrets to be uncovered. Quite a few were unexpectd and surprising. It was interesting to see how the Owens had coped after losing Alicia so long ago, each dealing with the grief differently. There was a fair amount of suspicion on them, but they were not the only ones involved in Alica's life. The killer's identity came as a surprise to me, what actually happened was also a surprise and made it harder to blame the killer. Justice finally gets served, but so does a lot of heartache.

Unfortunately a teen girl who finds the baby gets into trouble for why she was at the construction site with her family (if I remembered correctly) and I know she was at fault, but I felt so sorry for her, despite skipping school she had seen something that no person should ever have to see, especially not a teenager whose lives are by nature turbulent. Yes she was no angel, but she had  had a big shock and I hoped her family weren't too harsh on her truanting. I find it strange how attached I got to the girl, I expected to feel most sympathy for the Owens, and while I was sorry for them it was the girl who won my heart.

It will be a long time before I reread this book, because of the subject matter, but it is firmly on my reread shelf because of plot layers and wanting to see if the killer gives clues early on to their identity.

Find out more on Jane's website.

Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. You can reach her via her website at Sign up to her book club at for book recommendations and details of new releases, events and giveaways.Follow Jane:

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