Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shattered by Karen Robards

I liked this book. I got into the story right away. Lisa Grant has come back to her childhood home because her mother is dying from ALS. She wants to spend every minute with her mother she can but needs to work to pay the bills. She gets a job working with the DA's office. Lisa pisses off her boss, Scott, and gets sent to the basement to scan and file the cold cases for the county.  She gets shown a file with the photo of a family that disappeared around the time of her birth.  She looks just like the mother, Angela. This kind of freaks Lisa out.  She takes the file home.  Lisa wakes in the middle of the night and her home is on fire.  What happened?  Is this connected with the file and the photo of the woman who she looks like?

Description from the author's site:
Lisa Grant was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky; that is, until the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the first position she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job is because of her privileged upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy federal judge.

While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, a particularly thick manila envelope draws Lisa's attention. The details of the case are engrossing: An entire family-father, mother, and two children-disappeared more than twenty-eight years ago. Except that's not all: The mother in the photo could have been Lisa's twin, and the toddler in the picture bears an uncanny resemblance to Lisa herself. Before Lisa can learn more about her past, a series of catastrophes strike close to home. Lisa confides in Scott, and their relationship develops into something completely different. Together Lisa and Scott unravel a terrifying web of criminal connections that could destroy the very fabric of Lisa's life-if she lives long enough, that is.

Excerpt here.

Pages: 388