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The Shattering (2011)

by Karen Healey

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In a beautiful, touristy small town in New Zealand, Keri has just lost her older brother to suicide. When an old friend, Janna, comes around and suggests Keri’s brother may actually have been murdered (like Janna’s older brother years before, who was also assumed to have committed suicide), the two meet up with someone from out of town who’s older brother also “committed suicide”. There is an odd pattern here and the three of them are going to find out what’s going on and who actually killed their brothers.

I enjoyed this. It’s YA, so not earth-shattering, but it was enjoyable. Each chapter switches viewpoints between Keri, Janna and their friend Sione, so we get a little bit of everyone’s point of view. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 10, 2017 |
Plot: 4 stars
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 4 stars
Pace: 4 stars

A bit predictable, but love the deft handling of cultures and GLBT and magic all weaving together. ( )
  Jami_Leigh | Jun 22, 2014 |
Karen Healey has done it again.
Could NOT put this down.
So good! ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
Karen Healey has done it again.
Could NOT put this down.
So good! ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
Karen Healey has done it again.
Could NOT put this down.
So good! ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
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For my younger siblings,
Scott, Ben and Gina,
the first players in my first stories.And for Carla,
who knows all about families,
born and chosen.
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The first time I broke my arm, I was ready for it.
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When a rash of suicides disturbs Summerton, an oddly perfect tourist town on the west coast of New Zealand, the younger siblings of the dead boys become suspicious and begin an investigation that reveals dark secrets and puts them in grave danger.

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