ARC Review: Hushed by Kelley York

Edition: Paperback
Pages: 260
Genre: Psychological Thriller (ADULT)
Expected publication: December 6th 2011 by Entangled Publishing
Language: English

ISBN-10: 1937044742

ISBN-13: 978-1937044749

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About the Author:
Kelley was born and raised in central California, where she still resides with her lovely wife, daughter, and an abundance of pets. (Although she does fantasize about moving across the globe to Ireland.) She has a fascination with bells, adores all things furry - be them squeaky, barky or meow-y - is a lover of video games, manga and anime, and likes to pretend she's a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or maybe a mermaid.

Within young adult, she enjoys writing and reading a variety of genres from contemporary with a unique twist, psychological thrillers, paranormal/urban fantasy and horror. She loves stories where character development takes center stage.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.

Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.

But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.

My Review
Guess what guys; I have on my hands another gem for you.
First of all I need to say that I loved the cover of this book, is very simple but yet it depicts exactly what this books is about.
When I read the synopsis for this book I was hooked, so much that when I had the opportunity to review it thanks to Fantasy and YA Addicted Book Group at GR, I jumped in the wagon super excited.
This book isn´t just a psychological thriller for me it’s THE psychological thriller of the year.
Archer as a character is very dark in nature all due to childhood traumas, that have forged the man he has become, and even though he is a killer, I couldn´t help but to sympathize with him and his struggle to become a decent human being.
Vivian is another tortured soul; the traumatic event that his brother forced her to endure changed her psyque forever, so much that she becomes a self-destructive person that wants nothing more than to drag Archer with her to the bottom of her abysm.
There are no words to describe Evan, he represents redemption, the ultimate chance Archer has at being normal, but the chances of Archer reaching that inner peace with Evan are highly at risk with Vivian Violent behavior on the loose.
This book was everything I expected and then some, it has everything it needs to keep you glued in your seat at the wee hours of the morning. I had no chance against the magnificent writing style and the constant apprehension I felt.
This book give us an amazing inside look at how posttraumatic stress disorder works, it´s so good that I couldn´t help but to cheer Archer on his quest and pray that at the end things might get better.
Other thing I loved about Hushed it´s the way it explores sexual Orientation, yes indeed Archer and Evan are both guys and their relationship is beautiful and perfectly created. I´m so happy that I had the chance to read this book, not many authors dwell on this type of subjects but Kelley York did, and she did it flawlessly.

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