REVIEW: Shattered Krystal by Claire Lalique

This is a dark, at times heartbreaking and skillfully written book…a story about Krystal a young woman from a deprived background who is left devastated after a despicable event and at her most vulnerable she encounters Samuel a clean living young rookie cop…

What a wonderful mixture of sorrow, loss, violence, respect and love ..the world is described in great detail with carefully observed sights, sounds, smells and the feelings they invoke..I was transported to another world where hardship is commonplace…Krystal is a strong and resilient character in spite of the evil perpetrated upon her and Samuel is just a smart, protective and possessive guy…

Told from the dual point of view of the two main characters…I liked the fact that the perspectives at the start of the book covered the same time period but from the different worlds and life experiences of both Krystal and Samuel..the relationship between them develops very swiftly and this does not always work for me but in this case the story is so fast paced that it felt perfectly believable…

This is a new to me author and I was entranced by her penmanship and the thrilling story that she spun…this has disturbing themes and is not for everyone but it was most certainly for me…there was a cliffhanger and so I look forward to reading more about Krystal and Samuel in the future..this was most definitely a 4.5 star read…..This book was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads…

~Sheena (4/5)

For fans of: Tillie Cole, Ryan Michele and Georgia Le Carre

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