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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review: The Shattering by Karen Healy

Title: The Shattering
AuthorKaren Healey
Source: Library
Format: Hardcover, but I do own an ARC
Published: September 5th by Little Brown Books
Pages: 305 pages
Date Finished: Sept. 29 [ Late again]
Rating: 4.6/5

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Keri likes to plan for every possibility. She knows what to do if you break an arm, or get caught in an earthquake or fire. But she wasn't prepared for her brother's suicide, and his death has left her shattered with grief. When her childhood friend Janna tells her it was murder, not suicide, Keri wants to believe her. After all, Janna's brother died under similar circumstances years ago, and Janna insists a visiting tourist, Sione, who also lost a brother to apparent suicide that year, has helped her find some answers.

As the three dig deeper, disturbing facts begin to pile up: one boy killed every year; all older brothers; all had spent New Year's Eve in the idyllic town of Summerton. But when their search for the serial killer takes an unexpected turn, suspicion is cast on those they trust the most.

As secrets shatter around them, can they save the next victim? Or will they become victims themselves?

My Thoughts: Well, when I read the synopsis for this book, I gained a lot of expectations for this book, and well, it sort of fulfilled them, but at the same time I felt that there should have been more. 

I loved that it was told in the perspective of each character. It was pretty cool to see Keri, the overly prepared closet lesbian, tell the story. Then the next chapter, Janna, the heartbreaking-hardcore rocker chick tell the story. Their characters were completely original and I felt for them. You know? 

The book got kind of creepy in some parts and some just left me at:  WOW. The ending was a wee predictable. Just a wee-bit, but still great none-of-the-less.

Happy Readings.( P.S: I really should change the BOOK-OF-THE-MOMENT because I haven't been reading this book for that long.)

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