Hush, Little Bird
Nicole Trope
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Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM By Nicole Trope

Nicole Trope s explosive fourth book tells the story of two very different women One has been damaged by her disturbing past, the other is a society wife of a television celebrity We meet them on the celebrity wife s first day in a minimum security prison where the other, much younger, woman is also an inmate As each woman tells her story in alternating chapters, we graNicole Trope s explosive fourth book tells the story of two very different women One has been damaged by her disturbing past, the other is a society wife of a television celebrity We meet them on the celebrity wife s first day in a minimum security prison where the other, much younger, woman is also an inmate As each woman tells her story in alternating chapters, we gradually come to know how they came to be in prison As their pasts are revealed we start to realise that they have much in common than their crimes Only one woman knows the shocking secret that connects them, and she is determined to have her revenge.
  • Title: Hush, Little Bird
  • Author: Nicole Trope
  • ISBN: 9781760113728
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback

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Suzanne Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
This book was on my radar for quite some time, and I did break my ‘no more books from the library’ rule with it as it needed to be read! Fantastic and challenging, this author writes in a way that is lyrical but haunting with its content. Birdy is a simple young Australian lass, in gaol awaiting Rose, who she ended end up sharing a unit with in 'The Farm', a low security facility. Something draws these two women together, Birdy had a plan and it was all about Rose. Says Birdy: “I was only [...]
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Sharon Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Hush, Little Bird tells the story of two women, Birdy and Rose who are in a minimum security prison. As the tale unfolds, we begin to learn about the lives of these two women. Having both been affected by family tragedies over the years in time the women will begin to hold more in common than they ever imagined possible. Although this story may cover difficult and disturbing topics it is still well worth reading. I was completely engaged in this book right from the start all the way to the end. [...]
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Margitte Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Two women land in jail for brutal crimes. Both insisted that it was an accident. The courts and juries disagreed.One of them was waiting for the moment to meet the other after many years. The other one was not aware of the connection that drove them both to do what they have done in their separate lives. I became engrossed in this story about women who have been abused in their lives and then preferred to condemn or condone each other, depending on how women are able to handle what is happening [...]
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Li'l Owl Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
I don't know where to start in writing a review for this book. It was just that good. From the very beginning, I was drawn in by little Felicity. She is such an incredible character with such depth that I felt like I could reach out and touch her little face. In fact, every single character that author Nicole Trope created has such depth and incredible realism. I just loved the entire story line. It's so very different. Nicole cleverly combines a murder mystery with family drama and it works bri [...]
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Brenda Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Felicity was called Fliss when she was young – but she hated the sound of it. Like a constant hiss; but in the other place she was called nasty names – ‘retard’ and ‘idiot’. When it was decided between Lucy the lawyer and the judge that Felicity didn’t belong in a conventional prison, she was sent to the Farm. At the Farm she was called Birdy (because she cared for the finches); she wouldn’t answer to anything else then. Also at the Farm, the women who had children were able to h [...]
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Chloe Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
4.5 stars.Another page turner by Nicole Trope. She writes difficult topics so well. She creates characters who will be remembered long after the last page is turned. In this book, two damaged women are sent to an Australian low security prison called "The Farm". Neither of them will talk freely about the chain of events that have put them there. But, they are both wanting to put things right, to move on. But moving on is harder for some. Sometimes, the past haunts every waking moment.Two women f [...]
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Dale Harcombe Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
This book deals with an important topic in today’s society. However it is anything but a comfortable read. The story is told from the point of view of two women, Birdy and Rose. They are both in a minimum security prison for crimes against family members. Yes, each of these women has committed a crime but there is far more to it, as we discover when their back stories are revealed. It is left to the reader to consider the influence mitigating circumstances had on the way these two women reacte [...]
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Carolyn Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
The cover of this book, a tiny colourful finch held lovingly in a woman's cupped hands, beautifully captures the message of this book; that like finches, children are to be nurtured and cared for less they become forever damaged.The narrative is told by the alternating voices of two very different women - Rose, wife of a high profile TV celebrity and Fliss, known as Birdy, a slightly retarded young woman struggling to banish the monsters from her past. Both the women are in a low security prison [...]
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
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 consequen [...]
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Deborah Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Trope has provided her readers with two very different narrators in this delicious and delicate tale. She had no need to label her chapters as her characters' voices are as disparate as their lives.We learn of the women's connection early in the novel; and the event that sets Birdy on her course for retribution is fairly obvious—long before she shares it with us. Of more interest however, is how the two characters went from the Rose and Fliss (Birdy) we meet in the 1980s and those in the low-s [...]
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Faye Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Good story line did not work the whole thing out until the end which is great. Will definitely be reading more this author.
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Kimbofo Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
The publisher Allen & Unwin bill Australian writer Nicole Trope as the “queen of domestic suspense” — and I can see why.Hush, Little Bird — her fifth novel, but the first one I’ve read by her — is a brilliantly told tale about two women from opposite sides of the social spectrum whose lives are thrust together when both are sent to prison for two separate but shocking crimes.Birdy is a young women with learning difficulties, who is struggling to raise a daughter on her own; while [...]
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Kathy Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Another compelling and heart tearing read from Nicole Trope – what a fantastic author she is! Chapter by chapter we alternate between Birdy and Rose both in a minimum security prison and we discover their stories as the days go by until the end when their stories intertwine. You know a little while into the book how these two ladies have come to be where they are, as parts of their stories start to become apparent. Sometimes the terrible subject of this book is really hard to read about, but a [...]
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Gotherella BioVenom Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
This was such a great read. I want to thank Allen and Unwin for sending me an ARC to read through The Reading Room. This book is out in July, and I encourage everyone to pick this up. This is a general fiction/drama set in Australia. I will put a trigger warning on this as it does deal quite heavily with the sexual abuse and molestation of young girls.The book has 2 points of view from two women with different lives who end up in the same correctional facility. It was a great look into the minds [...]
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CL Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Hush, Little Bird is both thought provoking and compelling story but never the less is a story that needs to be told about a subject no one ever talks about. Two very different women are in prison for committing two separate crimes but they are linked by one man. Birdy and Rose are housed in the same prison and were once neighbors but Rose does not recognize her nor does she realize that Birdy plans on getting her revenge. Fast paced read. I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for t [...]
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Jo Rushby Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
I was eagerly awaiting this novel to be published. Nicole Trope has become one of my favourite authors.It is a story of 2 women incarcerated. One is a celebrity wife and the other has a damaged past. They both hold a secret that links them to their past.Thanks to Allen and Unwin and the reading Room for the ARC copy.
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Sara Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
What another fantastic Nicole Trope novel, her books are amazing and hook you in from the first chapter and just keep going until you finish the book :) highly recommended :)
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Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
The small yellow bird that graces the cover of Nicole Trope’s fourth book, Hush, Little Bird symbolises the theme of birds that runs throughout Trope’s harrowing new psychological drama novel. Birdy is the nickname given to one of two very distinct character voices of Trope’s novel. Birdy is a young woman who is a gentle but damaged soul, with a history of abuse. Birdy is also unable to control her impulses and as a result has been incarcerated in a low security correctional facility, soon [...]
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Gary Lawrence Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
First review for 2016. This was an engaging book on the important topic of pedophilia. Birdie (Felicity) is an intellectually slow young woman, who as a young girl was sexually abused by a neighbour who was a famous TV star, working with children. The two woman who could have protected her, her mother and her neighbour (the wife of the abuser), ignored her fearful pleas for help and as an adult woman she is now filled with rage towards them both. The story is completely set in a low security wom [...]
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NatalieS Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Nicole Trope’s fourth novel sees her dealing with extremely sensitive subject matter with a deft hand. The prose is very well-written and the characterisation is fantastic, as she mainly focuses on two damaged women. One is a vengeful special needs person named Birdy while the other is a middle-aged celebrity wife named Rose. Their two entwining stories are interesting to read, especially as Trope reveals little details bit-by-bit and shows that there is a lot more to this story than originall [...]
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Charming Language Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Hush, Little Bird tackles secrets and lies around child sexual abuse, exploring mental health issues and the thorny concept of ‘justice’. It’s a disturbing read, of course, but also an important one in this age of revelations about institutionalised abuse. It highlights the importance of allowing children to have a voice; something that we are beginning to understand as a society now that the ghosts of the ‘seen but not heard’ years walk amongst us.In this case, the ‘institution’ i [...]
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Kelly Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Hush little Bird is a difficult read in that it is very emotional and touches on some very difficult and disturbing topics. Despite this is is an amazing read and follow the path of two women who paths are entwined by the sins of the past. The two women find themselves in jail following difficulties in their lives, a path has brought them back together but only one of them remembers and is plotting her revenge. The 2 women are broken in different ways and from the same events of the past, the bo [...]
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Jennie Diplock-Storer Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Well, I don't give 5 stars lightly, but Hush, Little Bird deserves stars in spades!!This is the first Nicole Trope book that I've read, and I'll be chasing up her earlier novels. It is a beautifully written, completely gripping, thought provoking book. The two protagonists of this book, Birdy & Rose, speak to us in first person in alternate chapters. They are completely different people, having lived completely different lifestyles - intellectually & socio-economically. Yet they share so [...]
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Lesley Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
I became very engrossed in this book and found it difficult to put down. I appreciate winning this book in a First Reads giveaway on Good reads and will share it with family and friends. The author Nicole Trope has used a different style of writing to what I have encountered before but that kept me turning the pages. The book tells of the lives of two women and their stories are recorded in alternating chapters.As the chapters unfold the reader learns why they are both in prison and what is the [...]
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Birgit Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Such a disturbing book but oh so good. Nicole Trope is getting better and better, this is her best book yet.This story is told by Rose and Birdy in alternating chapters. Rose is a high society wife who goes to a minimum security jail. Birdy is a younger slightly mentally disabled woman who is already in the same jail. Birdy knows who Rose is but Rose doesn't remember Birdy. Birdy has an a-gen-da for Rose.Something terrible happened to Birdy as a child and as each woman tells their story the read [...]
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Sarah Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
This was a very relatable story. I can understand how the characters thought the way they did, and why they chose to ignore what was going on in their lives. However, I don't understand why they chose to remain silent when it affected their own freedoms. I was dying to find out what happened in the end, but although it sort of followed the arc I expected, I feel a bit flat, like something is missing from the culmination of the events. I wanted to explore further what happened with Lila, and Lest [...]
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Lib Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
In Chapter 18 "Women's lives are filled with little incidents of that nature that mean nothing. Situations that could have turned ugly but didn't and leave one with only the fading memory of having been slightly uncomfortable." This continues and I really wanted to scream YES, YES so TRUE. Why is it this way? How did this become acceptable? This book really has hit a nerve and I slowed down in finishing it as I kept thinking there must be a solution to why this irl is acceptable and how can we c [...]
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Jessica Lerch Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
I received an ARC from the reading room and Allen & Unwin also & I found myself cringing a few times whilst reading this book. I have a child with special needs & it made my fears real reading how Birdie was easily taken advantage of with her lack of understanding & struggles to verbalise herself in terrible times. The story goes through alternating chapter by chapter telling the story of both Rose the Celebrity wife & Birdie the damaged young woman until they both realise th [...]
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Toni Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
A warning for anyone who wants to read this book- It deals with child abuse so it will cut a bit close to the bone for some people. And it will break your heart. It puts me in mind of the Rolf Harris saga where Simon, who is a host on a popular tv show, is accused by women of abusing them as children. This is the story of Birdy, one of the girls Simon abused. It is also the story of Simon's wife and daughters who are left to deal with the fallout after Simon dies. Nicole Trope is an amazing writ [...]
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Roxy Jul 19, 2019 - 10:23 AM
Firstly a thank you to the publishers for my arc copy of this new book.A good and engrossing story that gives the reader an interesting glimpse into the mindset of those affected by sexual abuse. The story sounds somewhat familiar as it lightly mirrors recent events in the news media with both australian and international tv celebrities. I found Birdy to be an interesting voice, and i can understand Roses reluctance to ask her children the obvious question. I like that there is no particular hap [...]
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Hush, Little Bird By Nicole Trope Nicole Trope s explosive fourth book tells the story of two very different women One has been damaged by her disturbing past, the other is a society wife of a television celebrity We meet them on the celebrity wife s first day in a minimum security prison where the other, much younger, woman is also an inmate As each woman tells her story in alternating chapters, we graNicole Trope s explosive fourth book tells the story of two very different women One has been damaged by her disturbing past, the other is a society wife of a television celebrity We meet them on the celebrity wife s first day in a minimum security prison where the other, much younger, woman is also an inmate As each woman tells her story in alternating chapters, we gradually come to know how they came to be in prison As their pasts are revealed we start to realise that they have much in common than their crimes Only one woman knows the shocking secret that connects them, and she is determined to have her revenge.

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