HUSH GIRL : It's Only a Dream
Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)
While Nicki Reed is desperate to find the answers to her past, someone is desperate for her to never remember.
Shortly after her father died, Nicki’s nightmares started. They were soon followed by panic attacks. Suspecting her haunting dreams were related to her childhood, Nicki sought professional help, but Nicki was unable to verbalize any memories she had as a child. Bad things happened when she told secrets.
When her therapist suggested she write her memories, Nicki started remembering things she had pushed far into the recesses of her mind. She started to doubt her own sanity, and when she began to see a strange woman stalking her, she couldn’t be sure if that woman was real or imagined. Yet, Nicki couldn’t tell anyone, until—her own family’s welfare was threatened.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10
Plot: This psychological thriller delivers on its promise. Each turn of the story provides food for thought and doles out more intrigue, leaving the reader almost desperate to know what happens next.
Prose: While solid and engaging, the prose suffers a bit from repetition. However, the style is accessible and intelligent without being cloying or condescending.
Originality: While the story will feel somewhat familiar to readers, it manages to also feel fresh. The directions in which the plot skitters are what gives it the vague feeling of something new and different.
Character Development: Watching the way each character grows and changes is an absolute joy. It is very easy to get lost in their stories and understand their motivations.
Date Submitted: August 16, 2017
09/13/2017B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
We are proud to announce that HUSH GIRL: IT’S ONLY A DREAM by Gloria Zachgo is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!