A Kind of Hush examines how life is seldom a tidy affair exploring whether there is a gray area between right and wrong. Matt and Summer Mackie with children Willa and Gabe are enjoying an outing at nearby Zoar Valley Gorge, an area showcasing waterfalls, forests, shale cliffs, and a whitewater creek running through the ravine, when tragedy strikes. One parent survives along with their teenage daughter and seven-year-old son found hiding in the woods. Was this a tragic accident or something more heinous, and if so, whodunnit and whydunit? Set in Buffalo, New York and the Big Bend region of Texas, the heart of the novel centers on how survivors deal with the circumstances and subsequent revelations surrounding the incident. But as each one begins to piece together the events of that day, a mantle of ambiguity - a kind of hush - hangs between them live a live grenade without its pin.
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About the Author
JoDee Neathery, drawing from her Southern California and Texas roots, plucked a few personalities off the family tree, encasing their world inside fictional events to create her debut literary novel, Life in a Box published July 2017 asking the question how much would you sacrifice to hide a secret? Her second novel, A Kind of Hush, launched July 2021 but examines how life is seldom a tidy affair exploring whether there is a gray area between right and wrong. The Mackie family is enjoying a summer outing near their Buffalo, New York home when tragedy strikes. One parent, their teenage daughter and seven-year-old son survive but was this a horrific accident or something more heinous and if so, whodunnit and whydunnit.
JoDee spent her professional life in the banking industry, prior to branching out into the executive recruiting business with TracyLocke Public Relations and Bustin & Company in Dallas, and Creamer Dickson Basford in New York. Upon relocating to East Texas, JoDee spent six years handling public relations for a non-profit, and writing freelance articles for the newspaper, trade publications, newsletters, installation ceremony scripts, and sadly a few obituaries. Her dream “job” has been chairing, writing minutes, and reviews for her ninety-three member book club, Bookers, for the past eighteen years. She also enjoys a byline, Back Porch Musings, a lighthearted view of life in general, in an area newspaper.
She and her husband live in close proximity to their only daughter, son-in-law, two teenage grandsons, a bird dog, four cats, a donkey, and a few head of cattle.