The Shattering

Karen Healey
NZD $22.99

Keri, Janna and Sione have two things in common: they each have an older brother who committed suicide, and they each have a connection with Summerton. As the three teenagers delve deeper into the mystery they uncover secrets that will shatter everything they thought they knew.

I had a plan for what to do if a member of my family was murdered. It went: 1) Find the killer. 2) Make sure they were guilty. 3) Destroy them. Completely.

Summerton is perfect: gorgeous weather, stunning scenery, cute out-of-towners to hook up with. But sharp-tongued Keri is immune to her hometown's charms. Her older brother's sudden death has left her shattered by grief and with too many unanswered questions. When Keri discovers that childhood friend turned rock-chick Janna and seriously smart rich-boy Sione have also lost brothers in unusual circumstances, she begins to suspect that sunny Summerton holds some very dark secrets. As the three investigate, the answers they uncover become more and more frightening. Can the teenagers save Summerton's next victim? Or will they succumb themselves to its strange summer magic?

Author bio:

Karen Healey, a New Zealander living in Australia, is the author of the critically acclaimed Guardian of the Dead . She likes sundresses, researching world-ending apocalyptic scenarios, and books about lady spies. She doesn't like library fines.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781741758818
Awards: Short-listed Aurealis Awards, Young Adult Novel 2011 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: July 2011
Page Extent: 324
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction