From NY Times best selling author of the Justice series, M A Comley, who has sold over four million copies worldwide.
Survival of the fittest has never meant so much… until now.
Four couples, all lifelong friends, arrive at a holiday cottage, eager to rebuild their friendship, except one of them, Joel Fisher, is a troubled man living under the threatening cloud of a sinister secret.
Someone knows what Joel did and is determined to wreck the friends’ planned rest and relaxation.
Joel finds himself in an untenable position, the only way to combat it is for him to reveal the truth.
Eight friends arrive… but how many will survive?
I always get excited when I see news of another book coming out by this author, more so when it’s a psychological thriller! Being the queen when it comes to writing novels in crime series’, I’m loving these breaks into standalone novels.
We meet Joel and his wife Mandy before their trip away with their friends. There are some cracks in their marriage so a break away is something that both of them very much need. All four couples are good friends and seem to do well for themselves. The holiday turns out be fraught with tensions getting higher. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife as these friends start to bicker and argue between themselves.
The reader will be left wondering as to who is behind what is going on at the holiday home. Is it down to the secret that Joel is hiding or is there something even more sinister going on? I didn’t find the characters overly likeable as they are all self absorbed so it made what was going on even more thrilling. How it all ties at the end was great as I hadn’t seen it coming so it kept me on my toes.
Shattered Lives is a gripping page turner of a read that will keep you guessing until the end. There is a great build up of tension making this an impossible book to put down. Am loving these standalone psychological thrillers by the author and hope that there will be lots more to come.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are mine and not biased in anyway.