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.
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?
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
Gabrielle Lord is widely acknowledged as one of Australia's foremost crime fiction writers. She is the author of fifteen adult novels, and her stories and articles have appeared widely in the national press and anthologies. Her contemporary psychological thrillers are informed by a detailed knowledge of forensic procedures. One of her series for young adults, the award-winning Conspiracy 365, has been sold in twenty-four countries and adapted into a television series.
In 2012, Gabrielle Lord received a Ned Kelly Lifetime Award for Crime Writing. Previously, she won a Ned Kelly award for Death Delights and shared a Davitt award for Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing.
For more information visit her website gabriellelord.com, her Facebook page on facebook.com/#!/GabrielleLordAuthor or follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/gabriellelord.