The Shattering

The Shattering

Book - 2011
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Summerton is perfect: gorgeous weather, stunning scenery, cute out-of-towners to meet. But sharp-tongued Keri has been left shattered with grief by her older brother's suicide. She discovers ger other frineds have also lost brothers in suspicious circumstances. Does Summerton hold dark secrets?
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011.
ISBN: 9781741758818
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 20 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Dec 01, 2014

"There's a serial killer on the loose in Summerton -- at least, that's what 17-year-old Keri suspects. Every year, one boy who visits the lush New Zealand resort takes his own life. Keri and her friends Janna and Sione all lost their brothers in this rash of suicides, and they're convinced that it's not just a horrible coincidence. Yet as they investigate the annual deaths, they learn that the truth may be even more unthinkable than murder. Check out author Karen Healey's first book, Guardian of the Dead, for another fantasy-infused story about diverse characters uncovering the dark side of a local legend." Teen Scene December 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/c784f5e0-f60e-4de8-b886-48d6ca19c407?postId=fc06c11e-c513-43b4-9c4c-2c58d7550540

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Aug 06, 2013

Horrible. The beginning was too draggy and the "in media res" was greatly overdone

k_t Oct 03, 2011

A decent mystery/suspense novel with lots of twists along the way. The New Zealand expressions and prejudices were especially interesting from an outsider perspective. Recommended.

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Coarse Language: Uses words unsuitable for "12 and under" like people suggest

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Aug 06, 2013

Sexual Content: Sexual content makes people who are uncomfortable with this subject hate this book as each page progresses.

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