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3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  530 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
Cross Your Heart

In the summer before their senior year, Coby Rendell and her friends take a beach trip together. Around a campfire on a foggy June night, Coby, Rhiannon, Yvette and the others share their darkest secrets, before a tragic accident shatters the bond between them…

And Hope

Twelve years later Coby attends a birthday party reunion that ends in horror when Yvette

Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2011)
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Miss Kim
This was a random grab, that turned out ok. I was intrigued by the mystery and it had me turning pages quickly. However, there were SO may characters that I couldn't keep them strait. I couldn't become attached to any of them. In the end, I had one mystery pegged, but there were some twists. I wouldn't highly recommend this one, but it wasn't bad for a quickie summer read.
Sep 15, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mysteries
Recommended to Mary by: my mailman's wife
In the summer before their senior year, Coby Rendell and her classmates take a beach trip together. While this group were technically friends, they didn't necessarily consider themselves the best of friends; the teenagers' fathers had all been friends since high school, and were always hopeful that their children would have equally strong friendships with each other. So it was that around a campfire one foggy June night, Coby, Rhiannon, Yvette and the others find themselves sharing their darkest ...more
Lisa Jo
Secrets, lies and murder struggle to boost Nancy Bush's HUSH into a climatic suspense novel. Too many characters, a lack-luster romance and a mild suspense streak unfortunately drag this novel down.

One night during a beach trip the summer before her senior year, Coby Rendell and her friends begin to reveal horrible secrets to each other. Not only are they surprised at what they've learned, but are completely shocked when another classmate accidentally falls to his death from a cliff that same ni
Sep 25, 2011 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was disappointed with this book. I found the writing very amateurish but I kept reading it hoping it would get didn't. There were way too many characters to keep track of also the story line was weak....why would those secrets upset everyone for the rest of their lives and most of the secrets were trivial. I found one blatant mistake, where Coby went home after work and changed into sweats then Danner came over later and "she was still in her work clothes" I don't see how there co ...more
Marianne Stehr
Posted 07/30/11: This book was filled with suspense, but with a typical and overdone storyline. the first 3/4 of the book was good, but the last 1/4 fell flat and wrapped up in an anticlimactic way. I was disappointed by the ending but the story to get to the ending appeared well developed and interesting. The subplot did not appear to have anything to do with the main plot which I found odd. The old secrets from school mates has been done several times that I had read and this offered nothing n ...more
Jul 27, 2011 Misty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the cover blurb, I had some high expectations for this book. However it failed to live up to what I look for in a great suspense novel. The over all story was good, the main characters were believable making it for an enjoyable read. That being said the book was also confusing, too many character plots with side stories of their own. This to me created a mass wave of confusion which caused the book to fall flat. Over all I liked it but there were a lot of elements to it that I did not like.
Apr 20, 2015 Patsy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the summer before their senior year, Coby Rendell and her friends take a beach trip together. Around a campfire on a foggy June night, Coby, Rhiannon, Yvette and the others share their darkest secrets, before a tragic accident shatters the bond between them...Twelve years later Coby attends a birthday party reunion that ends in horror when Yvette's sister's lifeless body is discovered in a hot tub. Soon others in the original group of tale-tellers begin meeting similar fates-unfortunate 'acci ...more
Jul 06, 2011 Bookaholics rated it liked it
Hush by Nancy Bush
Romantic Suspense- June 28th, 2011
3 stars

In Hush, Nancy Bush brings together an interesting cast of characters in a mystery that flashes back to the past.

A group of high school girls were on the beach telling their darkest secrets. But they weren’t as quiet at they thought…

Lucas Moore was a young, gorgeous, surfer. Twelve years ago, he stumbled upon their conversation. Soon after he finds himself falling to his death off a cliff. His murderer was never found.

It is the present a
Twelve summers ago, Coby Rendell and a group of her friends gathered around a campfire on the Pacific coast and shared secrets with each other. The same night, one of their friends—a handsome boy that all the girls loved—died in a tragic accident. Twelve years later, the secrets the girls shared are still hidden and festering, and tragedy strikes again. Another accident? Or murder? Coby teams up with sexy detective Danner Lockwood—the one who got away—to solve the mystery of how her friends died ...more
I am new to The Sisters Jackson/Bush and understand Lisa Jackson is the celebrity in the family. MY introduction to The Sisters started with this book, however and, although HUSH has its issues, I have since read all Bush’s published romantic suspense books, as well as Jackson’s YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW (a wild rollercoaster that, though ultimately tough to buy, was worth the ride) and their collaboration, WICKED GAME. I just started WICKED LIES and SOMETHING WICKED is on deck. I plan to hit up Bu ...more
Jessica Brill
Mar 06, 2016 Jessica Brill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hush is a about a group of people who werent realy friends in school but drawn together by a set of circumstances. After a camp out where secrets are told a memeber of the groups dies; years later as adults it is all drawn back to the surface. More people are killed and targeted from the group. The story definatley had a lot of suspense. We were given just snippets of information to suggests ideas of what was happening and who was doing it. The only negative I found was that the way the narrativ ...more
Apr 10, 2016 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book.......but there were too many characters to keep track of. I had to keep looking back through the book to keep them straight. It was a good mystery, suspense novel that did keep me turning the pages. Ms. Bush did a good job of keeping you in suspense, that I did not figure out until the end. In my opinion, the ending fell flat.
Oct 28, 2015 Markel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good read, but having so many point of views from both the main and secondary characters sometimes made it hard to follow. Also having to go back just to remember who was who and who's secret wad who's for the first 3+ chapters made it longer to get through.

But all in all it was ok.
Oct 20, 2013 Sheila rated it liked it
This book starts out with a group of teenage girls around a campfire playing a truth or dare type game where they have to reveal their deepest secrets. Unfortunately a group of teenage boys are secretly listening. The boys join the campfire and have come prepared with a lot of alcohol and a lot of hookups. The evening ends when one of the boys tragically falls from the cliff to the rocks/ocean below.

Flash forward 12 years. The people who were together have been having fatal "accidents". I liked
Sep 10, 2011 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HUSH by Nancy Bush is an intriguing romantic suspense. This is the story of a tragic accident that will leave the bonds between those involved shattered. It is a "Cross your heart and hope to die" story that will have you turning pages. It has secrets,revenge,mystery,suspense,"accidents",
murder,buried past,some romance,and shocking twist. It is fast paced that will have shivers running up your spine and a shocking ending you want see coming. A thriller from beginning to the last page.Hush is a g
Sallyann Phillips
Jan 30, 2013 Sallyann Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's a group of girls that have a night party on the beach and they play a game of "pass the candle". It's a game where you have to tell your deepest secret, the game is overheard by a group of boys, at the end of the night one of them is dead, it's pronounced an accident but is it?
Years later both groups are together again and yes there's another death, only this one is a murder, who's the killer and does that mean the death in the past was a murder too?.
You have to concentrate reading this
Dec 02, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This book was all right. I enjoyed some aspects quite a bit, but others weren't all that great. There were way too many characters to ever keep straight. While I found this to be realistic, it was confusing as hell. A lot of the characters blended in together and all of the female characters were super bitchy. Except Coby. I mean damn. Also, the ending was resolved super fast and wasn't at all satisfying. Plus it was confusing. And the reveal of the killer was...extremely disappointing. It felt ...more
Sep 16, 2015 Thắng rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bad descrytions. Too much of the scandals, mostly involve sex. Not so much of the murders.
Motive? Craziness. Not good.
Unnecessarily long. A little bit got up to good at the nearly end, but then went back to a bad explaination.
When I started to read it, I thought it might be like a "Final destination" book, due to the fact that there are many characters involved and the "shrinking their number one by one" descryption. But it was a let down case, since there're not many people die after all, and e
Michelle Wakelin
Feb 23, 2014 Michelle Wakelin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was good. It kept me guessing until the very end. However I do agree with some other readers that there were alot of characters and that made it hard to follow sometimes, you really had to pay attention.
Aug 02, 2011 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One night a group of teenagers got together for a bonfire and one of them died tragically. Years later some of them reunite at the same location and another death occurs. Questions start forming and everyone begins to wonder if these mysterious accidents are really accidents. It was a good mystery and throughout the book you wonder who is behind all of these deaths but the redundancy of that one night on the beach got a little old for me. Recounting the events of that one night took up a good po ...more
Betty Spates
Nov 01, 2015 Betty Spates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book sure had a lot twists and turns just when you think you know who the killer is, it is not. Good read.
Jan 11, 2015 Donni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too many people killed in a weeks time! It's only Believable if you are James Bond!
Jules E
The story line was good; however, there were WAY too many characters.
Feb 08, 2016 Tamara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Found it difficult to keep each "ette" separate.
Geri Carboni
Oct 16, 2015 Geri Carboni rated it it was ok
Not her best

Overall I found the read to be tedious. Too much repetition of the characters. I would not recommend, especially if this is the first book by this author.
Jun 01, 2014 Nora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely a great read. Just wanted to keep reading to find out what was next. Great book if you love to be kept in the dark till the very end.
Aug 17, 2011 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
well, I have to say, this book was great, wonderful twists and murders all over the place, it was a bit wordy (yes, I know that's not a word) for me, overly descriptive in some places,like when describing the hoses or hotels or the surrounding areas, but the suspense was great, the characters were well rounded and the author fleshed them out nicely. I would read this author again. but for now, too much suspense and not enough romance...on to a paranormal romance I think, or just straight romance ...more
Marla Sommer
I know who you are, I saw what you did. That very line was in this book. A group of teenagers having a sleep over on the beach

The famous line: I know who you are, I saw what you did somes up this book about teenage friends who start showing up dead. Ok read, but too many blah characters to keep track of. Plus five of the friends names ended with ette. Juliet, Yvette, Nicholette, Annette and Suzette, just try and keep them straight!

May 26, 2013 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this book and it kept me guessing as to who did what, but at the end there were too many victims and too many different people doing things to really have a cohesive ending.

The romance was ok - nothing too exciting. You kept waiting for them to get together, but for some reason they kept stepping away from each other.

It is a good read, and it keeps you entertained. I will be starting another one of her books shortly.
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Bestselling author Nancy Bush has had an eclectic writing career. She started her first story when she heard how young mothers were making money writing romance novels. She thought, “I can do that,” and talked her sister, bestselling author, Lisa Jackson, into joining her in her foray into writing. At the time Nancy was a young mother herself. Now, she says she's just…a mother.

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