This review is also posted on my blog: http://theshortreviewer.blogspot.com/2015/04/hush.html
In this short story, a sixteen year old girl is desperate to be free from her kidnapper, the man who took her when she was just a little girl. In his twisted mind, he's created a family with her and the other children he took.
This story is dark and disturbing. As Madison (or Rosie as her kidnapper calls her) recounts memories of her lost childhood, she devises a plan. What she does to try to get away from her kidnapper is startling. Upsetting. It honestly reeled me. I can't say I would have done the same, but I've never been in her shoes. I can only imagine how difficult of an existence that would be.
"Hush" is very short, but it's impactful. I'm giving this five stars because it's a story I won't forget.
(review of free book)