Shatter : Joseph O'Loughlin

  • by Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Joseph O'Loughlin
  • 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In "the most suspenseful book I read all year" (Stephen King), a psychologist faces off against a killer who destroys his victims from the inside out.
Joe O'Loughlin is in familiar territory--standing on a bridge high above a flooded gorge, trying to stop a distraught woman from jumping. "You don't understand," she whispers and lets go. Joe is haunted by his failure to save the woman until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that her mother never would have committed suicide--not like that. She was terrified of heights.
What could have driven her to commit such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil? Having devoted his career to repairing damaged minds, Joe must now confront an adversary who tears them apart.
With pitch-perfect dialogue, believable characters, and astonishingly unpredictable plot twists, Shatter is guaranteed to keep even the most avid thriller readers riveted long into the night.


What the Critics Say

"Pleasantly creepy...plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The most suspenseful book I read all year." (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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A Shark Too Far

Michael Robotham almost writes well enough (and he reeeeely writes well) to make this improbable plot with more holes than a Spanish lace... work. Unfortunately craft didn't do it. I'll be more careful in pre-reading reviews of the next Robotham before I buy it. Maybe Sean Barrett could take a lesson or two in doing female voices? His cast sounded not only strongly male, but in a number of cases, it was difficult to differentiate between the speakers even when they were supposed to be differently gendered.

I'd say pass on this one.
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- Ted "Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination."

How Far Would You Go?

This third installment was the best yet. I was immediately hooked from the first few words. Joseph O'Loughlin has become one of my favorite characters whom I like to revisit as I listen to this series.
I found myself confronted with the question of how far I would go to save someone I love. And then, would my actions save them anyway?
If you like psychological thrillers, this is a must listen. The narrator is excellent and I can't wait to listen to him again.
Another winner! Thanks Audible!!
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- Linda "My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio