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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
A Broken Reality by Robert Kaufman is a blend of crime and thriller with strong psychological hints. After Danny Madsen has been missing for four days, Danny’s godfather, Jesse Carlton, sets out in his car in search for him in very inclement weather. An accident happens on the snowy path just at the same time that his godson comes running out of the bush. Jesse hits the boy he had set out to find and kills him. Charles Hastings, a sociopath, witnesses the incident and sets Jesse up, sparking off an emotional spiral of events that bring untold suffering to both Jesse and his wife and Danny’s parents. Can the police see through the mind game of a vicious sociopath and give closure to the grieving?
The narrative starts with a crisis — Danny Madsen is missing — and this immediately arouses the reader’s curiosity, wanting to know what happens. I enjoyed the way the author captures elements of the setting, the unfriendly weather and the snow reflecting the sad experience of loss and the difficulty in finding answers. Robert Kaufman is a master at writing emotionally charged and focused scenes. I loved the imagery; it’s vivid and strong and serves as a backbone to the already riveting story. The characters in A Broken Reality are sophisticated and well developed, and the author allows the depth of their humanity to shine through the complex web of the plot. The prose is beautiful, simple and crisp, and the narrative voice is exciting and engaging. A Broken Reality is emotionally gripping and psychologically exciting, one of those books you read and feel deeply for the characters. Cunningly plotted and brilliantly written!