Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review ~ The Broken by Shelley Coriell

The Broken
 (The Apostles #1)
by Shelley Coriell

Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Expected publication: April 29th 2014

He took her life, but left her alive.

Three years ago, reporter Kate Johnson was the first victim—and only survivor—of the Broadcast Butcher. Scarred both physically and psychologically by the brutal serial killer, Kate lives life on the run, knowing that one day, he will find her and finish what he started.

In the pursuit of justice, you sometimes have to step outside the law.

Agent Hayden Reed spends his life chasing monsters. The only way to stay sane is to detach, but the second the Broadcast Butcher case crosses his desk, Hayden knows this is the case that might just cost him his soul. To catch this vicious murderer before he strikes again, Hayden must find Kate and earn her trust. For it's her darkest secrets that hold the key to stopping this madman once and for all . . .

4 out of 5 stars
Katrina Erickson Is a former broadcast journalist whose career came to an abrupt end when she was attacked and almost died at the hands of a brutal murderer. Going into hiding, she became a caretaker for Smokey Joe, an elderly war veteran.  When the brutal murders against female broadcast journalist begin, Hayden Reed is determined to locate Kate and enlist her help in finding the Broadcast Butcher...before the Butcher finds Kate and finishes the job he failed to complete.

This one was nearly impossible to put down once I started reading it. It was fun to watch Kate tear down the tough exterior of Hayden.  My favorite character by far was Smokey Joe.  I really love that old man! He was the absolute perfect addition to this spectacular story. With so many twists and turns, I literally didn't have a clue who the Butcher was until the very end. This is an extremely well written story that has a great cast of intriguing characters  and a highly intense plot. If you are looking for a suspenseful mystery  with just a hint of romance that will definitely keep you guessing up to the very end, then I would highly recommend The Broken.

~Shelly Coriell~

Young adult author Shelley Coriell writes stories about teens on the edge of love, life-changing moments, and a little bit of crazy. Her debut, Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe, was a 2012 Indie Next Pick, and Publisher's Weekly praised Coriell for her "...sparkling wit and great skill in creating complex characters with memorable personalities." Her next novel for teens, Goodbye, Rebel Blue, release October 2013 from Amulet Books/Abrams. You can find Shelley at and on Twitter @ShelleyCoriell.

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