I did know before I started to read this book that it was
the latest book in the Max
Revere series. What I did not know that this was a
crossover with Allison Brennan's series about Lucy
Kincaid. So, this was not a book in one series I haven't
read before, it was a new book in two series that I had
never read before. That was new for me (at least I think
so). But, to be honest, I didn't worry so much about that.
Most series are often easy to get into. As long as one
starts to get the hang of who is who. And, the only real
problem I had was in the beginning when the Kincaid family
was introduced, and boy, they were many. But, after a while,
I did get the whole picture thanks to Max Revere learning
more herself about the Kincaids.
An old boyfriend to Max Revere reaches out to her after his
wife has been accused of killing their young son. Max sees a
pattern in the killing with three other cases among them
including Justin Stanton who was killed almost twenty years
ago. Perhaps if she can link the murders together, and find
the killer she can help her ex-boyfriend.
Young Justin Stanton was Lucy Kincaid's best friend and
cousin and she has never really gotten over his death.
Neither has the rest of her family and when Lucy learns
through Justin's father that Max wants to investigate
Justin's death Lucy is first skeptical to the idea. However,
Lucy soon decides that she will help Max, the problem is
convincing the rest of the Kincaids that this is a good
idea. Justin's death is still something that they haven't
gotten over, but Lucy feels that she want to know the
truth...whatever her family thinks.
Finishing SHATTERED not only gave me one more series that I
wanted to read. It gave me two. I found both Max and Lucy to
be fascinating and strong women, and I loved reading a book
that is both thrilling and so sad. The partnership between
Lucy and Max was not friction-free, but that just added
drama to the story. The questions were, would they find out
who killed the boys, is it the same killer and if it is the
same killer, what is the motive? SHATTERED is a fabulous
book and I'm thrilled to have discovered a new author and
two new series that I just have to read!
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
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.
New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan's two
series collide in a powerful, enthralling read about the
craving for revenge and the desire for justice.