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New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan's two series collide in Shattered, a powerful, enthralling read about the craving for revenge and the desire for justice.

Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence?

That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their son's recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the police and D.A. won't talk to her--they think they have the right woman. Instead, Max turns her attention to three similar cold cases. If she can solve them, she might be able to help her friend.

Justin Stanton was killed twenty years ago, and his father wants closure--so he is willing to help Max with her investigation on one condition: that she work with his former sister-in-law-- Justin's aunt, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. Trouble is, Max works alone, and she's livid that her only access to the case files, lead detective and witnesses depends on her partnering with a federal agent on vacation. She wants the career-making story almost as much as the truth--but if she gets this wrong, she could lose everything.

Haunted by Justin's death for years, Lucy yearns to give her family--and herself--the closure they need. More important, she wants to catch a killer. Lucy finds Max's theory on all three cases compelling--with Max's research added to Lucy's training and experience, Lucy believes they can find the killer so justice can finally be served. But the very private Lucy doesn't trust the reporter any more than Max trusts her.
Max and Lucy must find a way to work together to untangle lies, misinformation, and evidence to develop a profile of the killer. But the biggest question is: why were these boys targeted? As they team up to find out what really happened the night Justin was killed, they make a shocking discovery: Justin's killer is still out there ... stalking another victim ... and they already may be too late.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2018.
ISBN: 9781250129277
Branch Call Number: FIC Brenn
Characteristics: x, 485 pages ; 20 cm


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Oct 16, 2018

Great book and good story.

Apr 19, 2018

Whoa. I thought I saw this author's review of another book that I LOVED and assumed she also wrote clean, intriguing fiction. Nope. Could not shut the book fast enough. It might have been a good story-line, who knows, but the extreme and vulgar language was too much for me to overcome.

Feb 11, 2018

Great book. Read it in a weekend. Certainly is a page turner

Sep 30, 2017

Liked this book and author. Investigates the murder of 3 young boys taken from their home and murdered. A well developed plot, with interesting characters, an fast paced story. Good Read!!

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