Melody Carlson's latest release, Shattered, is here! Parents with young women at home will not want to miss the latest installment in her Secrets series.
Blog tour June 8th.
Paperback, 199 pages
Young Adult Fiction
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. "I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction," she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory.
Cleo Neilson is an seventeen year old and an only child, she takes ballet and her best friend is Lola who is moving away because of her dad's work. They live in Riverside and the last night the girls wanted to go to a Christian concert in the city but, both mother's were using their cars and Cleo's mother forbid her to drive her dad's car, she was a very controlling mom as she didn't want anything to happen to her only daughter. Cleo's dad was out of town on a business trip and they were older parents near their sixties.
The girls planed a way to go to the concert without either mother knowing, but while they were there something terrible happened and they didn't know about it until the next day, and Lola had already left with her family to go to San Diego to join the father.
When Cleo found out about the murder she went into the bathroom cabinet and got some of her mom's pain pills and started taking them, then she got into more drugs just so she could get through the days and nights. The story is about teens and how easy it is to get into the drug habit and how hard it is to get them out of your system.
As an older adult, I normally don't read young adult fiction, but as a blogger for glass roads, I received the novel free, "Shattered: A Daughter's Regret" by Melody Carlson, for the purpose of writing this review.