Hush Money is part of the Talent Chronicles featuring Jocelyn, Kat, Dylan, Eric and many other students all have abilities which make them a risk to others. These talents often get sent to a special institute that no one hears from again like Joss's friend Emily, a firestarter. Joss spends most of the time hiding what she can do until it becomes apparent through one of the trouble maker students Marco is blackmailing talents. A price for silence. Joss unable to accept it especially when he blackmails her due to her sister, decides to fight back.
This book was a great read, some parts are slow but that I think is more of Joss's reluctance to get involved and her not allowed friends or even a boyfriend. She misses out on normal things, but by the end you think she has a shot at it. Definitely an author I will be looking for future titles by her. I rate this book 4 cups due to alot of the back info that has to be established in a book can get boring, but it has to be done. Can't wait to read the next talent book.