Where there is darkness, there isn't always light.
Where there is darkness, there isn't always light…
Dayna Harris thought her problems began in her bedroom. More specifically in her bed, the bed she'd shared with her husband, Richard, for twenty-six years. The bed where she witnessed Richard cheating on her with a woman half his age.
But maybe they really began in the motel room that day. What conjured the dark figure Dayna first glimpsed in the motel mirror? The dark figure that continues to haunt her as her marriage to Richard crumbles.
Consumed by Richard’s infidelity, Dayna begins unravelling his lies revealing a husband she never knew. Now, psychologically imprisoned by a manipulative and dangerous husband, can Dayna find the courage to leave, and can she discover if the very real shadow that torments her is a figment of her imagination or something more sinister?
In this edgy paranormal psychological thriller, author J.M. White takes us into the realms of the unknown, lives that are built on lies, forces we can’t always explain and the emotional torture of domestic abuse. It shows one woman’s search for light in the darkness.
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Snippet: "I devoured this domestic, paranormal thriller!" Full Review: "I devoured this domestic, paranormal thriller! You'll have to read my full review for SCREAM mag this summer but I will say that this book was a good indicator that J.M. White has some great ideas and she's a good writer. I LOVED the way White wrote the main, female protagonist. The pacing of this story is lightening fast--couldn't put it down and I had to know where it was going. I have thoughts about some plot holes, execution of the various threads weaving together the whole story and maybe some underdeveloped character arcs that needed a little more time in the oven-look for my FULL review in SCREAM magazine! I'm looking forward to more from this author." ~ Sadie Hartmann, reviewer for Scream Magazine , Goodreads
Snippet: " If you like domestic suspense mixed with horror, Shattered is a fun one to check out!" Full Review: Shattered is JM White's debut novel, and it caught my attention from the beginning. This book is a blend of domestic suspense and paranormal horror, which sounds perfect for me. I buddy read this one with my friend Sadie, and we had fun discussing it. I am always so creeped out by things involving mirrors, so I was happy that the horror storyline was something spooky. I wish there would have been more focus on it since it could have been a much creepier storyline. I didn't love the direction it went in, and I wish the final wrap-up for this storyline would have been clearer. It sort of just fades out, and I was hoping for more. I enjoyed the domestic suspense aspect of the story - I was always trying to figure out if the narrator was crazy, or was really experiencing what was happening to her. The husband irritated me, but that was definitely the point. I feel like there were some storylines that needed more attention - if this book was longer, I think it would be more fleshed out everywhere. There were some things that were never fully explained, and I liked the story overall, so I wanted to know more. Shattered is a very entertaining story, but there are just some things missing that keep it from feeling complete. There were also some things that felt out of place, like something with a dog that I wasn't wild about. I feel like the ending was missing some information, and again, I think this would have worked better as a longer book. Although I had issues, I liked the book, and I would try another book by JM White. If you like domestic suspense mixed with horror, Shattered is a fun one to check out! ~ Emily Reed, reviewer for Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction), Goodreads