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eBook Shatter download

by Michael Robotham

eBook Shatter download ISBN: 0385517912
Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Doubleday; 1ST EDITION edition (March 17, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 448
ePub: 1842 kb
Fb2: 1499 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: World Literature

It’s not a loud crack like when bones shatter or a spine fractures or a skull collapses. And it’s not something soft and wet like a heart breaking.

It’s not a loud crack like when bones shatter or a spine fractures or a skull collapses. 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.

Shatter - v4. Michael Robotham. She's standing at the front door. Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. Bleed For Me (joseph o'loughlin). He is the pseudonymous author of ten best-selling non-fiction titles, involving prominent figures in the military, the arts, sport and science. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

Shatter by Michael Robotham is book three in the Joseph O'Laughin series and it's the best one yet! One of the first things that struck me about this series is the hilarious sense of humor Joe has. Much of it is "laugh out load" funny. It may seem like a strange combination, intense psychological suspence mixed with high humor but it works beautifully

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Michael Robotham (born 9 November 1960) is an Australian, internationally published, crime fiction writer. His eldest daughter is the ARIA and APRA Award winning songwriter, producer and musician Alex Hope. Michael Robotham was born in Casino, New South Wales, and went to school in Gundagai and Coffs Harbour. In February 1979 he began a journalism cadetship on the Sydney afternoon newspaper The Sun and later worked for The Sydney Morning Herald as a court reporter and police roundsman.

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And it cries out for a sequel.

Best-selling crime author, Michael Robotham. And it cries out for a sequel.

She is naked, wearing only high-heel shoes, sobbing into a cel phone. Suddenly, she turns to him and whispers, You don’t understand, and lets go. Joe is shattered by the suicide and haunted by his. failure to save the woman, until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that her mother would never have committed suicide - not like that. She was terrified of heights. Compel ed to investigate, Joe is soon obsessed with discovering who was on the other end of the phone. What could have driven her to commit such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil?

Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose psychological thrillers have been translated into . Michael has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia's best crime novel for LOST in 2015 and SHATTER in 2008.

in 2015 he won the prestigious UK Gold Dagger for his novel LIFE OR DEATH, which was also shortlisted for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. He has also twice been shortlisted for the CWA UK Steel Dagger in 2007 for THE NIGHT FERRY and 2008 with SHATTER. Michael lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

In Michael Robotham’s latest thriller, psychologist Joe O’Loughlin—the appealing hero of Suspect—tries to prevent a suicide and finds himself locked in a deadly duel with a very clever killer. Joe O'Loughlin is on familiar territory—standing on a bridge high above a flooded gorge, trying to stop a distraught woman from jumping. She is naked, wearing only high-heel shoes, sobbing into a cell phone. Suddenly, she turns to him and whispers, “You don’t understand,” and lets go. Joe is shattered by the suicide and haunted by his failure to save the woman, until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that her mother would never have committed suicide—not like that. She was terrified of heights. Compelled to investigate, Joe is soon obsessed with discovering who was on the other end of the phone. What could have driven her to commit such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil?Having devoted his career to repairing damaged minds, Joe must now confront an adversary who tears them apart: a man who searches for the cracks in a person’s psyche and claws his fingers inside, destroying what makes them whole.With pitch-perfect dialogue, believable characters, and intriguingly unpredictable plot twists, Shatter is guaranteed to keep even the most avid thriller readers riveted long into the night.

Comments: (7)
Siratius
The author is a very good writer who has a strong scene setting skill set that enhances the reading experience. For me, the book was a page turner compelling me to read on to learn what's coming next.
I do question Joe as the hero. He has physical limitations brought on by Parkinson's disease but still tramples through the countryside. He has no obvious means of supporting himself and his family but is the stay at home dad whose marriage is now in crisis. I wonder how he will carry the series. I do like Ruiz but realize his limitations as an aging resource to Joe.
To some, the plot seems far fetched and extreme. The plot centers on vulnerable women because they are mothers. I don't think of myself as vulnerable. I like to think of myself as strong and wise with a great deal of street smart common sense. But I am a mother whose child means everything to me so perhaps I could be manipulated to the extreme by using my child as bait. But to what extent? How far would I go? The book made me think about that question --- a lot!
Jairani
On the cover of this novel Stephen King is quoted as saying, “The most suspenseful book I read all year.” My first reaction to this was, really? After Robotham’s last book, The Night Ferry, I was skeptical. Now, having read Shatter, I agree with Stephen King.

Robotham mixes first person viewpoints between psychologist Joe O’Laughlin and the antagonist. This works well and keeps the plot moving at a fast pace. The mind of the villain is unnerving to say the least. This is not a book for the squeamish or faint-hearted.

While the twists and turns are fairly predictable, the ride to the end is worth the read. Robotham is able to build tension that keeps you turning the page even though you are sure of were he is heading. It has been a while since a book evoked emotion in this reader.

The basic idea of the story revolves around what you would do if you thought someone had your child. Robotham takes the idea of the phone call where someone says your child needs money to get bailed out of a situation, and pushes it over the top, the situation now life threatening and the request is for more than cash.

This is the most suspenseful book I have read all year, but then it is only February, so hopefully not the last.

This one gets four stars. Four, not five, for being predictable.
Ganthisc
Michael Robotham is IMHO the UK's best author of psychological criminal thrillers - and this is one of his best if not his most bizarre story.

Professor Joe O'Loughlin, a local University clinical psychologist is called to help Bristol police with a potential jumper from the Clifton Suspension Bridge (a suicides' magnet). What is unusual is that the jumper is a naked female, in high heels, talking intensively to someone on her mobile phone making her immune from outside contact. The person on the line is a a psychopath who knows how to bend minds by frightening them so much that he can control what they will do.

This first disastrous encounter foreshadows future similar incidents that will challenge Joes' ability to cope, both professionally and personally. Joe is also battling Parkinson's Disease which could impair his ability to cope with and prevent these challenging psychological situations.

Robotham piles on the suspense with great writing and characters. I will certainly be following more of his books, just as I am following the UK's best police procedural writer, Peter Robinson, with his DCI Banks' series.
Bladecliff
The villain of this book prides himself on his ability to walk through walls and break people's minds. Our hero is Joseph, a psychologist, who prides himself on being able to penetrate peoples' minds to help them mend. This book is a contest of wills.
I had gotten this book after reading the last book with Joseph, "Say You're Sorry". I enjoyed it enough to want to read more. My one criticism is that the author holds tight to the sexual sadism theme with his villains; there are other types of villains with whom a psychological understanding would be useful.
Other than that, I did enjoy the book. A couple of times I thought it was heading towards formula writing, but the author avoided that. Questions that I had about believability were usually resolved. The character development is in depth, and perceptive. The plot is intriguing.
Robotham adds a dimension of meaning with this plot in addressing the role of returning soldiers. After a man is trained to deliver "stress questioning", how does he return to our world? I think the author made some telling points.
Overall I would reccomend the book. Crime novels are not my daily choice, but I do enjoy a good one with well generated characters. This book is one of those.
Skyway
I discovered the Joseph O'Loughlin series when I received a daily e-mail regarding bargain Kindle books. It was for the fourth book by Michael Robotham, Shatter. I have now gone back and read the first book, Suspect; the second book, Lost, the third book (which really isn't about Joe), The Night Freight. All were good books because this author is a fantastic writer. He has a style of writing that holds your interest throughout all of his books. My only suggestion, is that folks might want to read his earlier books before this one. While the books can stand alone, I am recommending to all my friends that they read them in order (maybe skipping The Night Ferry) because once you read one of his books, I think you may just fall in love with his style of writing, like I did. To date, there are 7 books. I have not read the sixth book, The Wreckage, yet (because it isn't about Joe either), but I have read his latest "Say You're Sorry". I truly enjoyed all six books. and am looking forward to reading more of his books in this series.