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Splintered based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
'Splintered' is a novel about ordinary people and an exploration of family relationships and how the past can affect the future. The main character is Matt, a twenty-something doctor. His soul is tortured by his memories. We follow Matt and his friends and family, as he tries to make sense of the past and somehow break through the barrier from despair to happiness. Piece by piece, his past is revealed in the novel through flashbacks. When we first meet Matt, the dark secrets from his past are threatening to destroy his blossoming relationship with girlfriend Helena. Can he face his demons and leave the past behind in order to move on? 'Splintered' is the type of book that would appeal to everyone; it deals with betrayal, misunderstandings, adultery, secrets, lies and relationships. There are wonderful insights into the human psyche. Andrea Howarth-Salazar has a very individual style of writing. The narrative is written more like a film script than a novel. The prose flows nicely. There are a couple of inconsistencies in the plot and a few typos, but apart from these, very minor distractions, I enjoyed this book. This is an ambitious first novel, with a very complex storyline. Andrea Howarth-Salazar is definitely a writer to watch for the future. I am looking forward to reading more of her books.