Shatter is the latest book I have read and I devoured it at top speed. It was crime fiction but an absolute thriller with a psychological edge. Playing with the minds of victims and those trying to solve the crimes. This is Robotham at his best and I can see why he won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel 2008. This is one book you just have to read. You will be kept in suspense throughout.
From the book cover:
There is a moment when all hope disappears, all pride is gone, all expectation, all faith, all desire. I own that moment. It belongs to me. That’s when I hear the sound. The sound of a mind breaking.
It’s not a loud crack like when bones shatter or a spine fractures of a skull collapses. And it’s not something soft and wet like a heart breaking. It’s a sound that makes you wonder how much pain a person can endure; a sound that shatters memories and lets the past leak into the present; a sound so high that only the hounds of hell can hear it.
Can you hear it? Someone is curled up in a tiny ball crying softly into an endless night.
I have written about other Robotham books, here .