Gemma Lincoln has to find the murderer of a police superintendent. But will the Force close around her? Is a cop the killer?
Private Investigator Gemma Lincoln is back. A brother and sister-in-law are shot dead in the hallway of their family home. The dead man, Bryson Finn, was a police superintendent; his bereaved wife, Natalie Sutherland, is a former detective. Was this a case of cop killing cop? Natalie hires Gemma to find out, fearing that the Force will close ranks to keep it quiet. That might not be the smartest thing Ms Sutherland has ever done ...
While trying to solve this bloody crime, and the many minor skirmishes that help pay the bills for a PI, Gemma has to make tough decisions about her own life. Is she in love with Steve? Will she tell him about the baby? Can she be a mother on her own?
Gabrielle Lord draws on all her skills as the Queen on Crime to weave a story that is thrilling, bloody and unpredictable, as well as personal, warm and thoughtful. She stands alone as a writer who can bring together a brutal crime and the story of an independent woman who is like the rest of us in many ways, but also very, very brave.
About the Author
Gabrielle Lord's first novel Fortress was translated into six languages and made into a successful film. Since then she has published a number of best-sellers, including Lethal Factor, Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing, Death Delights, Feeding The Demons, The Sharp End, Whipping Boy, Tooth and Claw and Jumbo. She has adapted several of her novels for the screen. Death Delights won the 2002 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, and Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing was joint-winner in the 2003 Davitt Award for crime writing and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2003.
A stunning mystery and masterful weave of tension and lovely prose by the hugely talented Lord. [The Australian Women's Weekly]SHATTERED is so engrossing you want to devour it in one sitting. [Weekend Australian]This is a most enjoyable thriller with many intricate strands and threads to absorb and appeal. [Good Reading Magazine]A compelling story of tough decisions, loyalty and the warmth of friendship. [Woman's Day]SHATTERED puts Gabrielle Lord in the international front rank of female crime writers. [The Australian]