Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1)

Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1)

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by Celina Grace
     
 

A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide...

On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case... but as Kate and

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A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide...

On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case... but as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime.

Kate finds the case bringing up painful memories of her own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her hard-won career success and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive...

Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1) is the the first novel in the Kate Redman Mysteries series from crime writer Celina Grace, author of Lost Girls and The House on Fever Street.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148932208
Publisher:
Celina Grace
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Series:
The Kate Redman Mysteries , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,198
File size:
278 KB

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Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 115 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great mystery, full of twists and turns. There were lots of red herrings thrown in that had you guessing up till the end. I love the character, Kate. She has flaws and yet is qiute likable. A rather genuine character that I am sure will become one of my favotite detectives. This was well-edited and a very quick read. The charater development was great. This was my first read from this author, and I cannot wait to go get the next in the series. On a side note, I must address the reviewer who said they could not stand all of the gay stuff in the book. Kate's partner is gay. That's it. There are no gratuitous sex scenes between gay lovers. There is nothing disgusting about it. He is a character. He is a gay officer that has a partner at home. It is not the focus of the book, its called character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are well developed and interesting. The story line pulls you in and keeps you involved. I stongly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a grippe to air and then will continue my review. Shelly MA, a reviewer always smarts off on her reviews and tells other readers to quit reading reviews and just read the book. How ignorant, can she be? Leaving a review for people to read, then telling them not to read it? DUH! She always writes her reviews exactly the same everytime. I do not even think she reads the books. She thinks she is funny, but is really just being a horse's patoot. This book is about 130 pages long. There is an excerpt at the end, which is about another 20 pages long, then there are some author comments. This book was set in England. It is about a women police officer, I think she would be a detective, by American ranking. There is some English slang. The murder and violence are not very graphic. The editing is pretty good. Who and whydunit was not much of a mystery. There is little romance, no humor and a typical kiddnapping plot. There is homosexuslity and sex in this short novel. No religion. It is part of a series. The ending was okay, but there were no surprizes. The heroine, Kate has a troubled past, which is affecting her ability to function normally in all sectors of her life. For ages 18 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were at least a dozen times in the first half of this Celina Grace novel that I thought "Why am I even continuing this" ... but each time, just a little twist in the plot made me want to read "just one more chapter." The plot develops slowly, typical British prose, but maintains just enough intrigue to want the reader to continue. The murder-kidnapping mystery has the usual number of suspects, none seemingly very strong suspects, but all possibly the criminal the detectives were trying to find. My reader said the book was 170 pages, and when I got to page 125, the plot took another interesting twist and I'm thinking "Oh, another 30 pages of intrigue" and then, like "slam, bam, thank you ma'am," it was over, done, complete. Did Celina Grace get tired of writing this novel? I was disappointed with the conclusion ... not that the crime was solved, but it was somewhat like watching a Startrek one-hour TV show where Picard and Crew are up to their necks in danger for 55 minutes, then the whole plot is resolved in three minutes, and there's two minutes of "they lived happily ever after." Throughout, the plot is very shallow ... just like the conclusion! Oh, the final 30 pages or so of the book ... promotional for the next novel. Sorry Ms Grace ... not me. Or, at least, not until you learn to write a more realistic conclusion that does not say, "Reader, you're an idiot ... I'm done ... here's the conclusion ... now, will someone pour me another cup of tea."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, no sappy romances! The people and dialoge could be "real life" circumstances; and i didn't guess the ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love finding new authors on here-- Loved how it wasn't 500 pages, and I loved the characters--- Now I getting the rest of the series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of interesting ended predictabl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought maybe this would be the exception but I found words I wasn't sure of are not part of Nook's dictionary. Kate's past makes her appear to have a chip on her shoulder and you do not know what that is until about 3/4 of the story. Until then, the story doesn't come together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And you don't find out till the end who stole the baby!!
Anonymous 16 days ago
This book was hard to get into, but once you got started and could relate to the meaning of the language I enjoyed it . Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development, good mystery, keeps you on your toes mentally as you try to decide just who the guilty part really is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful author and nicework
Anonymous 22 days ago
Well written, page turner. Left me wanting more.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Well written. Not compelling.
Anonymous 28 days ago
The clues are subtly revealed so that in the end the reader understands the solution without it being obvious the whole time. The characters have depth.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is a good book to read, watch out though, it will get you "hooked" for the rest of the Kate Redman series!
Anonymous 7 months ago
daffodil2456 7 months ago
It was so nice to finally read a free book that was worth the time. I look forward to more.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
I thought the storyline was good, which is why I kept reading. Unfortunately the typos were quite distracting. A good proofreader would be a good investment. Also, I thought the book felt more like a story for teens. All in all, not a bad way to spend some downtime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was in love with Deborah Crombie's series of books, but alas she doesnt write a book very often and the last one was so short after waiting so long. A couple months ago i read a sample of Celina Grace, Kate Redman series and was hooked. I want to address what two reviews said about gay issues. Her partner is a gay man and a wonderful friend and so is his eventual partner. Who knows why this was an issue for two reviewers in this day and age. Kate is straight and is searching for a man who can accept the demands of her being a murder solving detective. In each book of the series, they get more evolved and you feel you know Kate, the men in her life, her family and her co-workers. I am sad that i am now on the last book of the series. This author writes other mysteries but am sure she will continue on with Kate in the future. PLEASE try a sample of Celina Grace and see if you agree!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago