Shatter

Shatter

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Joe O'Loughlin from Robotham's debut 'The Suspect' returns to face a terrifying opponent. He receives a visit from the teenage daughter of a woman who's just committed suicide. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge. Joe must get to the bottom of why the woman was driven to such a desperate act.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781847441782
9780385517911
9780751537314
Branch Call Number: ROBO
Characteristics: 433 p

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sloanelCPL
May 28, 2019

Typically I read several books at the same time, different locations. It's a little like a horserace. Sometimes one book takes over, and I begin to carry it around, focusing on it to the exclusion of the other books. This was that book. A satisfying continuation of the O'Laughlin series, with just a little too much suspension of disbelief required (but, spoilers, so no more detail on that). Revolting bad guy. I enjoyed the further development of the Vincent Ruiz character. Looking forward to Bombproof.

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StarGladiator
Sep 24, 2017

Outstanding author, extremely well-written mystery psychological fiction!

Highly, highly recommended!

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veronica_di_salvo
Jan 08, 2016

Excellent book. Kind of scary for all those people who have kids.

madison382 Apr 24, 2013

This is what suspense is all about. Excellent writer.

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ClaireM_W
Jul 11, 2012

The hero is a psychologist w Parkinson's Disease and great empathy for the victims - women and children. I've got to love this guy. Not at all gory. Well written, no shortage of witty singers to keep one well entertained.

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B_Mammen
Feb 03, 2011

Shatter : This book raises the bar on thrills and evil.

An extremely well written psychological thriller that delves into the darkest corners of the human mind.

Scary !!

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Chrisinab
Jul 14, 2010

Excellent novel, first time I have read Michael Robotham - definite page turner. Have since searched out other titles from Robotham and have not been disappointed!

Greatly appreciated that the references the author made to earlier interactions between the characters (from previous novels) were general enough that the reader was aware of earlier history between the characters without having to have read the other novels. For me there is nothing worse than trying out an author or novel just to find out that it is a continuation of an earlier plot or ongoing character development where as a reader I feel lost not having read the earlier novels.

Robotham does a wonderful job of linking the characters through all his novels without the reader having to follow the character and relationship development by reading the novels in order.

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matcat44
May 26, 2010

Well written, fast moving, page turning book. No long descriptions that detracted from the suspense.

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Siobhan1
Dec 22, 2009

Lovely writer - protagonist is a psychologist with Parkinson's disease - suspense building - satisfying read.

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