Title: A Shattered Lens
Author Name: Layton Green
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Rating: 3 Stars=Okay Page Turner
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A Shattered Lens starts with a filmmaker witnessing a murder. She flees the scene hoping to get away from the killer. Detective Joe Everson is called to the scene. The victim happens to be the star quarterback at Creekville High. The case is different for job because he used to date the mother of the victim. As the investigation goes on Joe starts to learn that Creekville is not the simple town he thought it was. He will have to find the witness if he is going to solve this mystery.
This book start off slow for me and picked up a little toward the middle. It was hard to invest in the characters, which caused me to reread pages to keep following the story. I did like the plot and was curious about Joe and Claire’s past relationship and how it would affect his relationship with Ari. The story had some good twists and I kept thinking Joe was never going to figure out who Annalise Blue was and how she was connected to the case. I was shocked but glad I couldn’t figure out who the culprit was until I got towards the end.
Overall, this book was about the secrets the town had and Joe facing that Claire could possibly be the killer he is looking for. I’m glad he didn’t let it take away from his skills in solving the murder. The author does a wonderful keeping the element of mystery a prominent piece of the story. I will try another book by this author.
*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.