Fractured by Catherine McKenzie; published by Lake Union Publishing (October 4, 2016); ISBN 9781477817940
After suffering a harrowing experience at the hands of a stalker, former prosecutor and bestselling author Julie Prentice moves to the quiet Cincinnati neighbourhood of Mount Adams with her family in the hopes of a fresh start. So when a chance meeting with her neighbour, John Dunbar, sparks an instant connection between the two, Julie believes that her life might actually return to a certain level of normalcy. Unfortunately for Julie though, a number of mishaps and misunderstandings with her neighbours and the resumption of her previous harassment increasingly derail her calm, until everything comes to a climax one fateful morning.
One of my favourite reads of 2016, Fractured was entertaining, engrossing and totally unputdownable. I read it from cover to cover in just one day, turning the digital pages with what I can only describe as an unquenchable thirst for more, more, more…Written from two points of view (Julie and John’s) and along two timelines (before and after the ‘event’), Fractured is a fast-moving thriller with plenty of twists and turns that will have you guessing until the very end.
Everything about Fractured is deliciously engaging, from it’s idyllic and picturesque setting to it’s overbearing neighbours and emotionally fragile and flawed main characters. Catherine McKenzie has woven together a wonderful, thrilling tale from which you cannot escape; not that you would want to!
But hold on to your hats folks, because the story doesn’t end with Fractured! In a stroke of creative genius, The Book from the Fractured storyline is an actual real book titled The Murder Game and is available for your reading pleasure as of November 1, 2016. Check out the link here for more details. I will be posting my review of The Murder Game very soon.
Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing me a digital copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.