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Shattered Dreams by Joanne Hughson is the second book in the Shattered series, following on from Shattered Lies. Emarie Lukins is about to get married. A successful writer with a fantastic family and a man she loves, she should be about to embark on the happiest time of her life. All it takes to bring her down is a text message on her wedding day. A text message with just two words – He Lives. Emarie thought he was dead, but now she finds herself caught in a web of lies and deceit, secrets that threaten to derail everything. As her life falls apart around her, she retreats with her dog to pull herself back together. But just as she thinks she’s ready to face the world again, tragedy strikes. As she mourns, the delivery of a box containing an enchanted necklace sends her spiraling again as she sees images of Aaron and hears a voice demanding she makes a choice. Will her choice destroy her or save her? Can she ever have the perfect life she dreams of?
Shattered Dreams by Joanne Hughson is a sequel well worth reading. I’ve read other works by this author, and she has proved over and again that she is a writer worth reading, a writer who can turn her hand to different genres. This story is packed with suspense and mystery, not to mention a touch of the supernatural, and it will keep you hooked all the way through. Just when you think the main protagonist has dealt with enough, she gets slammed with something else, and it will keep you on your toes as you follow every plot twist on this rollercoaster ride. It’s a thrilling read with a diverse set of characters, each with their own story to tell. Every thread of this plot neatly entwines to create a chilling tale that will leave you with shivers down your spine as you follow Emarie on her journey to discover if the perfect life really exists.