Splintered Life turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires Word of her scheme spreads through her high school but

  • Title: Splintered
  • Author: KellyMiller
  • ISBN: 9780692590119
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires Word of her scheme spreads through her high school, but when mockery escalates to cyberbullying, Maddy and her failed stunt become headline news But the worst is yet to come A disturbed man is fighting the overwhelming urge to suLife turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires Word of her scheme spreads through her high school, but when mockery escalates to cyberbullying, Maddy and her failed stunt become headline news But the worst is yet to come A disturbed man is fighting the overwhelming urge to surrender to his true nature a moral code molded by a sadistic father who taught him that a girl needs proper training to become the perfect subservient woman As he watches Maddy on the evening news, his already fractured psyche completely splinters She s the girl he s been waiting for.When Maddy disappears, she s labeled a runaway even though her mother believes it was foul play Will the two detectives investigating Maddy s disappearance find her before it s too late Or has she already fallen prey to the vicious stranger hunting her This mystery psychological thriller unfolds through the viewpoints of five deeply flawed characters Each is on their own emotionally charged journey that ultimately intersects in a collision course of devastating consequences.

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    1. 4 stars for Splintered by Kelly Miller, a new to me author who shows a great understanding of the human psyche. Her realistic portrayal of the characters in this novel means they could all be people we know. Which is really quite a scary proposition. I think I was that angry teenager wanting desperately to fit in, to be noticed, to have friends, and sure that everything that is wrong with her life is her mother's fault!The story is told through the viewpoints of the five main characters, and the [...]

    2. "Finally gathering some courage, Maddy tried to memorize his face. She concentrated on the the type of questions the cop who'd created the sketch at the police station had asked her. The eyes were close together. He had freckles on a short stub nose, ears that jutted out a bit. He looked like a goofy kid, but older."This thriller begins on a late September day with a teenage girl named Maddy. As a 15 year old girl might do, she sets out to get her absentee fathers attention with a made up story. [...]

    3. Maddy fakes a kidnapping, in an effort to get the attention of her absentee father. When the truth comes to light, Maddy’s mother is furious, and the kids at her school tease her mercilessly. What she wasn’t expecting, was to get the attention of a seriously disturbed man…My ThoughtsI voted for this novel to win the KDP select program in 2015, and not surprisingly, it did! I was asked by to provide a fair, thoughtful, and honest book review, upon acceptance of this book.I got lost into th [...]

    4. Kelly Miller does not disappoint. She deftly intertwines the lives of the characters and the idea that even when life seems it can't get any worse it does! Maddy, a 15 year old who desperately wants to fit in falls victim to a depraved lunatic. Her fight for survival in a world gone wrong kept my stomach in knots of worry. This is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys a good crime novel!

    5. Loved the book Splintered, by Kelly Miller. Young teen who gets in trouble by calling wolf. The aftermath from police, Mother and friends has her wondering where to turn, and then the unthinkable happens!

    6. Breathtaking Couldn't put this book down, just had to see what was coming next. Loved the characters and the story altogether! You won't regret buying this book.

    7. ‘The man grabbed you. Then what happened?’Maddy Eastin’s life has been turned upside down. Maddy is 15 years old, and she and her mother are living a new (and from Maddy’s perspective, unbearable) life. But Maddy has a plan, one which she is sure will win back the attention of her absentee father. And afterwards, for a brief period, Maddy is accepted at school.But then Maddy’s plan backfires spectacularly, and the kids who briefly accepted her bully her and make her life utterly misera [...]

    8. A Twisted Tale That Is Indeed Splintered!!I found the book a bit different in the style it was written, darting from person to person as the book unfolds, but it manages to work. I was disappointed at the initial way the abduction took place. I do find when I'm reading, especially through a first person account of what someone is feeling, thinking and experiencing, I tend believe what I'm reading to be what's occurringThis book certainly takes on many issues and incorporates them well into the s [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed Splintered. Kelly Miller gets your attention right from the outset when the protagonist, Maddy Eastin, is almost abducted, or is she? Actually Maddy concocts the story in an effort to gain the attention of her father who abandoned her and her mother. Barely making it, Maddy's mother battles depression while she ekes out a meager existence. Maddy's fabrication creates a whirlwind of destruction that includes cyber-bullying by her classmates and the possibility of criminal cha [...]

    10. My thanks to Kelly Miller for the opportunity to read and review Splintered. This book is well written. It moves fast and kept me up to see what happened next. I really appreciated that the characters were, for the most part, more realistic than those in many other books I've read. Not the rich, perfect, unbelievable figures so common in fiction. They are deeply flawed, and that's definitely refreshing. I'd have liked a bit more of their back stories, but enough was provided to fill in most of t [...]

    11. This book was good. About a little girl who made up a story and in a way it came true. If I knew when I made up a story it would come true, I would always tell good stories. This character did not know it would come true until it happened. The ending was just what I guessed would happen but I'm glad the author tied it up well in the end.

    12. WOW!This was one of the most powerful and moving books I have ever read. This author is amazing! This book is about so much more than an abduction. I will not say what, just read this book.

    13. fallenoverbookreviewsI received this book to give an honest review.Wow is what I can saw on this book. I didn't expect it to go the way it honestly did. I am at a lost of words on how to write this review without giving anything away. Which may still happen. When I first started the story I was going oh my goodness Maddy was almost abducted and then we get the true story on what happened and I was just shaking my head. You see Maddy doesn't believe her mother really cares for her or why else wou [...]

    14. Review originally published at Love Literature Art and Reason book review blog.Splintered began with Maddie and her fake tale of an almost abduction. The book featured her POV, along with her mom, mom’s ex best friend, the police officer assigned to her case, and another character who would later become a problem. Maddie’s lie spiraled out of control and made her mom question her ability to parent. What began as a glimpse into the lives of the characters quickly turned into a mystery as Madd [...]

    15. Started off slow since I didn't like Maddy or any of the other characters so I didn't get drawn in quickly. I don't like to leave books unfinished so unless I lose the book, I eventually finish. This story did pick up, and it could have easily been a tabloid story in any small to midsize town. Category: realistic fiction, drama, detective. Not for people who cannot stand stories about abductions.

    16. "Splintered" by Kelly Miller is a psychological thriller about Maddy a 15-year-old girl who fakes an attempted kidnapping, but then regrets it when she gets bullied at school by her peers. So when she really gets kidnapped the police think she ran away and hesitate to believe it's real after wasting so many man hours the previous time. Hank has psycho DNA running through his veins but kept it locked away in order to take care of his mentally challenged brother,but when he sees Maddy on the eveni [...]

    17. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.This was a very interesting book. I’m not very sure about how I should feel about knowing the bad guys life story before he does what he’s going to do.I kind of feel like the author was trying to make excuses for him but also trying to give readers an idea about why he’s doing what he’s doing?*Warning: little spoiler*I have to write about this and it’s more of a little rant than a spoiler but it does spoil just a tiny bit of the [...]

    18. This book brings you into the life of a 15 year old girl, Maddy Eastin, and her recently singled mother. Each character is struggling with the affects of this recent change, and each character’s decisions effect one and other.The story portrays the difficult life of a teenager who is facing not only the normal teenage problems, but adult induced problems as well. Maddy’s decisions create even more horrific problems for her along with her mother.Maddy’s mother’s life is reeling from her m [...]

    19. When Maddy Eastin tells the police she was nearly abducted by two men in a white van, her world changes for the better as she is accepted more by her peers at school, however, evidence from a neighbour changes everything for Maddy and when she makes an ill-judged TV appearance she lands in the crosshairs of a dangerous predator who has been waiting for his moment.Well told in no small part due to the authors understanding of human behaviour, this harrowing read is compelling until the last page. [...]

    20. This is a very riveting book. Maddy is a young girl who has had a tough patch, and decides to fake an attempted abduction to get her father to pay attention to her. Naturally, this goes very wrong. Maddy is well written, and while she is unlikable for what she did, she has been personified perfectly with a lot of character that does a good job of highlighting the good and the bad. The whole book is well written and insightful in the lives of the characters, and the book is paced well. It was as [...]

    21. The characters in this book are definitely flawed. Maddy and her mother were interesting to me because they were realistically flawed. People could relate with her because almost everyone knows what it's like to want attention, to know that someone cares. Although I doubt many people would go to the extreme she did, I understood where her actions came from. This book, at times, was heartbreaking and definitely stirred up many different emotions. The ending was one of hope though,and that is why [...]

    22. This novel did not disappoint me! It was a great read, fast paced, intriguing, and thrilling! I will warn you that you will be anxious reading this. I wasI felt like I was watching an intense episode of Pretty little liars. Kelly Miller, thank you for gifting me this book to review. I loved the characters, their personalities and their stories. It made for a compelling and thrilling novel. P.S. Can Netflix buy the rights to make this into a movie or a tv show? I'd be down to watch this on screen [...]

    23. I nominated this book in the Kindle Scout program and received a free e-copy when it was selected for publication. Wow, it was really good. Maddy a young girl who cries wolf and makes up an abduction, to then really being kidnapped and terrorized. We get insight into the the kidnappers background and it is just sad and sickening. A family member reveals a twist towards the end I didn't see coming.

    24. Wonderful book!I loved this book. I liked the way it was told by each character. It gave good insight into the minds of each character. I look forward to reading the next one

    25. Loved it!This is her best work yet. The characters were well developed and believable. The story kept me turning the pages faster to see what happens! Looking forward to more From Kelly Miller.

    26. Excellent book. Kept me hooked all the way through. Good portrayal of the characters. 15 is a troubled enough time for most girls without the added trauma Maddie had to go through.Wall to wall suspense. Definitely to be recommended.

    27. Felt very sluggish to me until it wasn't anymore. It has some very twisted characters within its pages. My only wish was that it grabbed my attention and pulled me in faster than it did.

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