“Waiting on” Wednesday: The Shattering

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Shattering by Karen Healey

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publication date: September 5, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

From Amazon:

Seventeen-year-old Keri likes to plan for every possibility. She knows what to do if you break an arm, or get caught in an earthquake or fire. But she wasn’t prepared for her brother’s suicide, and his death has left her shattered with grief. When her childhood friend Janna tells her it was murder, not suicide, Keri wants to believe her. After all, Janna’s brother died under similar circumstances years ago, and Janna insists a visiting tourist, Sione, who also lost a brother to apparent suicide that year, has helped her find some answers.

As the three dig deeper, disturbing facts begin to pile up: one boy killed every year; all older brothers; all had spent New Year’s Eve in the idyllic town of Summerton. But when their search for the serial killer takes an unexpected turn, suspicion is cast on those they trust the most.

As secrets shatter around them, can they save the next victim? Or will they become victims themselves?

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to ““Waiting on” Wednesday: The Shattering”

  1. Can’t wait to read it. It’s sitting on my shelf calling to me. Great pick this week! =)

    My W.O.W: http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday19.html

    1. I’m hoping this will be a good read. It’s different from what I’ve been reading lately, so that was a plus for me.

  2. I have this one on my wishlist too and am hoping I get approved for it after requesting it. Great pick

    1. I hope you get approved! I thought about requesting it, but with all the books I have to read, I think I’ll just wait till it comes out. It’s not too long now anyway.

  3. Oh I do so love a good mystery and this one sound exceptionally exciting. Great pick!

  4. Sash is reading this now! I can’t wait to see what she thinks. I’ve heard a lot of excited chatter about this one! Great pick for your WoW!!! Happy Wednesday!

    Check out Sash’s WoW post !
    And don’t forget our amazing GIVEAWAYS !

    1. Ohhhh. I hope she thinks it’s good. If it gets reviewed, I’ll check it out. Haha, Happy Wednesday!

  5. This one sounds really interesting, and definitely different than what I’ve got on my shelf right now! Adding it to my tbr! You can see my WoW over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Following you on twitter! (FuzzyCoffeeBks)

    1. It’s different from a lot of what I’m reading as well, which is why I thought it would be a great pick. Can’t always read the same things after all.

      Followed you back.

  6. This sounds interesting. There’s not a lot of contemporary mystery type books coming out in YA so I’m always thrilled to hear about one.

    Megan @Read It, See It

    1. Exactly what I thought!

  7. I think this sounds like a great book! I just added it to my list. Nice pick!

    My WoW: http://astorytolove.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-tris-and-izzie.html

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