Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Glass Shatters by Michelle Meyers

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: She Writes Press (April 12, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1631520180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1631520181

Synopsis:  A man wakes up in a living room he doesn't recognize, unable to remember anything about himself. All he has are the few remnants of his identity scattered throughout the house clues to his past. He soon learns that he is Charles Lang, a brilliant scientist whose wife, Julie, and daughter, Jess, mysteriously disappeared several years ago. Soon, he begins to recover memories --memories that may or may not be his own and as he does, he realizes that only by uncovering the details of his former life will he have any hope of being reunited with Julie and Jess. A haunting tale of love and longing, fate and free will, and the easily blurred lines between fiction and reality, Glass Shatters explores the risks of trying to reinvent oneself, and the dangers of pushing science to its limits.

Review: This book most definitely lives up to its genre of thriller. There are surprises at every turn--just when you think you have a hold on what is going on, something happens that you were definitely not expecting and you are once again at a loss.

The book moves back and forth between the past and the present, as Charles has memories which may or may not be true.  It is a well-written mystery, a tragic love story, and a tale of scientific ethics. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense and/or thriller. I also hope the author will have another book like this out soon.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating:  Five stars

About the author
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Michelle Meyers is a fiction writer and playwright born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literary Arts and Theatre Arts from Brown University, where she studied with Brian Evenson, Michelle’s writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, DOGZPLOT, jmww, Grey Sparrow Journal, and Juked, and her flash fiction was selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2014. Her plays have been developed and/or produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, the Berkshires, and elsewhere. Michelle is currently a 2015 PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellow in Fiction and is heading to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa this fall to begin her MFA in Creative Writing. Glass Shatters is her first novel.

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