Glass Shatters by Michelle Meyers. Berkeley: She Writes Press, 2016. 209 pages. *****
Charles Lang wakes up injured with a horrific headache in an unfamiliar house, not remembering how he got there and who he is. Through a conversation with a neighbor, he finds out that he is a famous scientist who has been gone for 6 months and has a wife and daughter who disappeared several years ago. Through a series of flashbacks and inconsistent dreamlike memories, Charles begins to piece together his present and his past. Filling in the gaps does nothing to ease his fears.
A fast-paced and compelling read. Once started, I found it difficult to stop until I finished it. Every time, I thought I had a glimpse of what was happening, another twist appeared in this unusual plot. Meyers has captured the horror of losing those we love with the added dimension of the scientific experimentation world. This is her debut novel and what a suspenseful, thrilling ride it is. Meyers' sister is Stephanie Meyers author of the Twilight series, both highly creative and inventive writers.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from BookSparks for a review.
Michelle Meyers is a fiction writer and playwright born and raised in Los Angeles. Her writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Juked. Grey Sparrow Journal, DOGZPLOT, and jmww, and her plays have been developed and/or produced all across the United States. She was a 2015 PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellow in Fiction and received her bachelor's degree in Literary Arts and Writing for Performance at Brown University. Meyers is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at the University if Alabama's Creative Writing program. Michelle Meyer's website
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