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Hush - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5-8 Summary

In Chapter 5, after the shooting, Toswiah took a call at the house where a raspy-voiced man made threats against her father's life if he talked about what happened. When Cameron comes home from school, she says that one of the cops' sons named Joseph had started telling people that Toswiah's father is a liar. Cameron had a relationship with Joseph, but now he has turned on her, and no one in Toswiah's family feels safe. Her father comes home from work without being spoken to by a single colleague.

Suddenly Toswiah realizes that there are politics surrounding race, and the friendly racist jokes the cops told were not innocent.

Inspector Oliver shows up at Toswiah's family's house after the shooting, to talk her father out of testifying. He says that police work is all those cops know, and Toswiah's father will...

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