Review: Hush, Little Bird by Nicole Trope

Title: Hush, Little Bird

Author: Nicole Trope

Published: Allen & Unwin June 2015

Read an Extract

Status: Read from July 02 to 05, 2015 — I own a copy   {Courtesy the publisher}

My Thoughts:

Nicole Trope’s fourth novel, Hush, Little Bird is a thought provoking and heartbreaking story.

Hush, Little Bird is told from the alternative first person perspectives of two very different women, both serving sentences in a minimum security prison, linked by the actions of one man, Simon, a former television celebrity, Birdy’s childhood abuser and Rose’s late husband.

It is a harrowing tale that details the suffering of a young, vulnerable girl at the hands of her abuser and the lasting consequences of his actions; and the implosion of a dutiful wife’s life when her husband’s shocking secrets are revealed. Trope gives each woman, both victims, a voice that ultimately shatters the silence
they have taken refuge in to protect themselves.

A story of innocence betrayed, regret, forgiveness and revenge, Hush, Little Bird is told with keen insight and compassion for the victims of abusers. Though this may be a confronting read for some, it is a story that needs to be told.

” I do not want them silenced. I want them to know that they have been heard.”

Available to purchase from

Allen & Unwin Iboomerang-books_long I Booktopia I Amazon AUvia Booko

Amazon US

and all good bookstores.


Also by Nicole Trope (click cover to read my reviews)

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurelrainsnow
    Jul 07, 2015 @ 00:23:26

    I love the sound of this book…I have it bookmarked on Amazon, but it is not yet available here in the US. I should try her other books. Thanks for sharing.



  2. Teddyree
    Jul 07, 2015 @ 12:51:59

    I picked up The Boy under the Table after reading your review, (I think it was yours) mind you it’s still unread and now I’m adding this one to my list. Beautiful review Shelleyrae for what sounds like a heartbreaking story.



  3. Deborah
    Jul 08, 2015 @ 08:38:25

    It’s very relevant isn’t it?! (Given the news about TV personalities and their possible abuse of children they came into contact with!)



  4. Trackback: Review: The Girl Who Never Came Home by Nicole Trope | book'd out

I want to know what you think! Your comments are appreciated.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s