The Hush ( Johnny Merrimon #2)

The Hush ( Johnny Merrimon #2)

The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, The Last Child Building on the world first seen in The Last Child (?A magnificent creation? ?The Washington Post), John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen. It?s been ten years since The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling aut...

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Title:The Hush ( Johnny Merrimon #2)
Author:John Hart
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250012309
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

The Hush ( Johnny Merrimon #2) Reviews

  • Sue
    Aug 19, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

    ?That?s exactly how childhood with Johnny had ended, not in quietness and time, but in a sudden rush of secrets and death and superstitious dread.? Building on the award-winning The Last Child, we meet up again with friends Johnny and Jack ten years later in The Hush. Set in N...

    When you have to wait two years for a new John Hart book, you figure that it better be good. And when you find out that the main character is the grown up version of one of John Hart's fantastic earlier book, you know that it's going to be good. And when you read it and find out that i...

  • Karen
    Feb 25, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

    ?That?s exactly how childhood with Johnny had ended, not in quietness and time, but in a sudden rush of secrets and death and superstitious dread.? Building on the award-winning The Last Child, we meet up again with friends Johnny and Jack ten years later in The Hush. Set in N...

  • Esil
    Feb 11, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 24, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    May 31, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

  • Debra
    Dec 04, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

  • Brenda
    Mar 28, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

  • RoseMary Achey
    Mar 02, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

    ?That?s exactly how childhood with Johnny had ended, not in quietness and time, but in a sudden rush of secrets and death and superstitious dread.? Building on the award-winning The Last Child, we meet up again with friends Johnny and Jack ten years later in The Hush. Set in N...

    When you have to wait two years for a new John Hart book, you figure that it better be good. And when you find out that the main character is the grown up version of one of John Hart's fantastic earlier book, you know that it's going to be good. And when you read it and find out that i...

    A very different format that John Hart's previous work The Hush is heavily dependent on the supernatural. More magical realism than thriller-it was a struggle for me to finish this book. Although Hart is a good storyteller, this particular story just did not make a great deal of sense....

  • Patrice Hoffman
    Dec 24, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

  • Judy
    Jan 17, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

  • Bam
    Feb 24, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

  • KC
    Aug 26, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

  • Carol
    Nov 18, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

  • Marilyn C.
    Mar 15, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

    ?That?s exactly how childhood with Johnny had ended, not in quietness and time, but in a sudden rush of secrets and death and superstitious dread.? Building on the award-winning The Last Child, we meet up again with friends Johnny and Jack ten years later in The Hush. Set in N...

    When you have to wait two years for a new John Hart book, you figure that it better be good. And when you find out that the main character is the grown up version of one of John Hart's fantastic earlier book, you know that it's going to be good. And when you read it and find out that i...

    A very different format that John Hart's previous work The Hush is heavily dependent on the supernatural. More magical realism than thriller-it was a struggle for me to finish this book. Although Hart is a good storyteller, this particular story just did not make a great deal of sense....

    3.5 Stars ...

  • Linda
    Nov 16, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

  • Melissa
    Nov 12, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

  • Judy Collins
    Oct 31, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

    ?That?s exactly how childhood with Johnny had ended, not in quietness and time, but in a sudden rush of secrets and death and superstitious dread.? Building on the award-winning The Last Child, we meet up again with friends Johnny and Jack ten years later in The Hush. Set in N...

    When you have to wait two years for a new John Hart book, you figure that it better be good. And when you find out that the main character is the grown up version of one of John Hart's fantastic earlier book, you know that it's going to be good. And when you read it and find out that i...

    A very different format that John Hart's previous work The Hush is heavily dependent on the supernatural. More magical realism than thriller-it was a struggle for me to finish this book. Although Hart is a good storyteller, this particular story just did not make a great deal of sense....

    3.5 Stars ...

    Putting this one on hold for now and will get back to it when it's closer to the publication date. ...

    4.5 Stars Review to follow. ...

  • Zoeytron
    Nov 29, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

  • Karen
    Nov 06, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

  • Jan
    Nov 03, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

  • Zoe
    Mar 02, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

  • Jen
    Oct 19, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Nov 20, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

  • Tucker
    Feb 20, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

  • Norma
    Nov 21, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

  • Kendall
    Nov 21, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

  • Fred Shaw
    Mar 22, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

  • James Zhan
    Apr 09, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

  • Tammy
    Sep 04, 2017

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

  • Dennis
    Jan 24, 2018

    If, like me, you were completely enamored with Johnny and Jack from The Last Child, here?s your chance to find out where time and space has landed the childhood friends. Be warned though, this might not be what you had in mind when you thought about a follow-up. From the suspense ...

    4.5 Ok y?all, Johnny and Jack are back! Ten years have passed since the tragedies in The Last Child, and their bond of friendship is as tight as ever. Jack is now a lawyer and Johnny owns a lot of land left to him from his fathers side and within that land is The Hush where he lives...

    Hush reader - don't say a word. I wish I could tell you don't be afraid, but I can't. You should be. Hart delivers an undeniable, intriguing sequel to The Last Child. Johnny's story continues as does his relationship with his childhood best friend, Jack. There is a lot of land at st...

    4.5 Ten years have passed since the last time readers heard from John Merriman and Jack. John now as an adult lives a solitary life in a cabin he built, on the land he loves. He sees few, but he and Jack are still best friends. Some people find him strange and dangerous, for others he ...

    The Hush is now available! I am slow to read synopses. I often skip them, or at the least, forget them once I pick up a book. I rely on authors I love, reviews from friends, and sometimes I can't resist a pretty cover! In this case, John Hart. Completely John Hart. I fell hard ...

    Well, that was not what I was expecting.....but I really enjoyed it. I did not read "The Last Child" and found that this book worked well as a stand-alone novel for me. Although, I was not privy to the events of that book prior to reading this one, I felt the Author did a good job desc...

    I was so thrilled to get my hands on an advanced arc of John Hart's new novel! I loved The Last Child and could not wait to catch up with good ol Johnny and Jack. The Hush is a little different then what I'm used to experiencing from John Hart. I would have to say he took a little ...

    3.5 stars ? The Hush is the second book to John Hart?s The Last Child which we also did as a Sisters Read not too long ago. We read The Hush with three of our Traveling Sisters and we were all really excited to read it as we all absolutely loved The Last Child. We were so ...

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review. What is the truth of Hush Arbor? A mist rises through the trees, shimmering and glimmering with tricks of light. And of movement. The vast swamp lies low, heavy and shifting. The very stillness is disquieting. A bitt...

    Water Moccasin, Copperhead, Black Swamp Water. It's all there churning in the underbelly of Hush Arbor in Raven County. The Last Child redux. John Hart sets down the characters of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross, once again, in the periphery of their own natural habitats. Their f...

    I have really enjoyed John Hart?s other books in the past, but this was a real dud for me. But don?t take my word for it. There are so many enthusiastic reviews. The things that irked me clearly didn?t irk many other readers. But, oh boy, at times how irked I felt! Here are m...

    4.5 Stars! Oh the power of THE HUSH.....and John Hart's writing! JOHN HART takes us on an unexpected eerie and magical journey in this follow-up novel to THE CHILD where we once again meet up with best buddies Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross. All grown up now....both in their 20's, Jack...

    John Hart is a fantastic writer, but this book was quite a bit different from his other novels - which I thought were outstanding. Although this was a follow-up to ?The Last Child? (which I loved), ?The Hush? didn?t really seem like a continuation of that story even though th...

    This is a tough review to write. I love John Hart's previous books, but this one was difficult for me. As is typical for this author, the prose is wonderful and the characters are well-drawn. The setting plays a huge part, and I was right there in the swamp. I?ve even had the experie...

    Dark, haunting, and unpredictable! The Hush takes us back to into the lives of Johnny Merrimon and Jack Cross 10 years after we first met them in The Last Child as they face a journey of survival against resentment, jealousy, legal woes, the wilderness, and the unsettled skeletons a...

    When you see that a new John Hart novel is in the works I'm a HUGE fan of his work The Last Child and I can't wait to read more!!! ...

    To say that I was just plain ol' excited to see on Netgalley that John Hart had new material, then have the good fortune of being given the opportunity to read and review that new treasure would be a gross understatement. The Hush was calling my name for a while but I wanted to read it...

    DNF Not going to rate this, as it wouldn't be fair. I didn't realize this was a sequel to The Last Child, which I didn't read. While some reviewers have mentioned that this could be easily read as a stand alone, I myself have been struggling. Maybe had I read book one I would ...

    Johnny Merrimon has lived for years a solitary life. Housed in a cabin on his ancestor's North Carolina wooded land called the Hush, he has avoided people at all costs and any publicity stemmed from his sister's disappearance 10 years prior. An outcast and disliked by the majority of t...

    3.5 rounded to 4 stars Johnny Merrimon must have been murmuring in the back of John Hart's mind. Now, nine years later we resort back to a character from his 2009 book . This time Johnny is an adult. He is trying to live down the hype from his childhood. He has secreted himself...

    I really enjoy John Hart?s books, partly because his writing is so extraordinary and the other reason is their location, North Carolina, where I grew up. John writes about a book a year and the product he always seems to turn out is worthy of the best. The Hush is, in my opinion, is ...

    A big departure for John Hart with this second book about Johnny and Jack set ten years after the events in The Last Child--he has written this one with a big helping of magical-realism. Johnny prefers to live alone in a cabin in the Hush. There's some sort of magic here...or is it evi...

    Something sinister this way comes! ...

    Gripping! I couldn't put this one down. John Hart brings back the Johnny and Jack from The Lost Child with a supernatural twist tied to the land and racial history. What is going on in Hush Arbor? Why do people disappear there? What evil lurks in the swamp? The tension builds gradua...

    ?That?s exactly how childhood with Johnny had ended, not in quietness and time, but in a sudden rush of secrets and death and superstitious dread.? Building on the award-winning The Last Child, we meet up again with friends Johnny and Jack ten years later in The Hush. Set in N...

    When you have to wait two years for a new John Hart book, you figure that it better be good. And when you find out that the main character is the grown up version of one of John Hart's fantastic earlier book, you know that it's going to be good. And when you read it and find out that i...

    A very different format that John Hart's previous work The Hush is heavily dependent on the supernatural. More magical realism than thriller-it was a struggle for me to finish this book. Although Hart is a good storyteller, this particular story just did not make a great deal of sense....

    3.5 Stars ...

    Putting this one on hold for now and will get back to it when it's closer to the publication date. ...