Shattered Sky

Shattered Sky 2

by Helene Young

Publication Date: 01/02/2011

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Surviving a missile strike on her aircraft suddenly seems like the easy part for Lauren Bennett. A year after being attacked mid-flight, Lauren is sure she's overcome her guilt at losing a friend in the ensuing crash. Her brittle, glossy veneer doesn't fool Callam Granger but the naval patrol boat captain knows he's got no right to an opinion. He wasn't there when she needed him most and she's not going to let him forget it. On a routine surveillance assignment Lauren uncovers an operation trafficking sex slaves. Pursuing the women - and their captors - will take her deep into the Australian outback and a reluctant Callam knows this time he can't let her go alone. Is it possible for Lauren and Callam to put aside old enmities to outwit, outrun and ultimately out-fly the traffickers? Or will the frantic race to free the women simply ignite their emotions, endangering yet more lives?
ISBN:
9780733624919
Category:
Adventure
Publication Date:
01-02-2011
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
233x156x33mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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  • Great Romantic Suspense

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    This is the second book in Helene Youngs loosely-related suspense series set in northern Australia, and I liked it at least as much as the first.

    Though you can get by fine without reading Wings of Fear (previously titled Border Watch) first, Id really recommend reading them in order.



    When we met Lauren Bennett as a secondary character in Wings of Fear she was a beautiful twenty-something blue-eyed blonde who knew what she looked like and used it to her advantage. She was also a loyal friend, and a Border Watch pilot. But everything changed when her plane was shot down and her best friend, Gavin who she always planned to settle down with eventually was killed in the aftermath.



    Shattered Sky picks up a year later. Lauren is now a Captain for Border Watch part of the team who guard Australias borders. This job puts her in the path of Navy patrol boat captain Callam Granger, who was also Gavins friend, and who has made some unkind assumptions about the type of person Lauren is.



    I really liked the two lead characters in this one. Lauren is one of those people others want to believe the worst of, and she has to work harder to prove her worth. Callam was everything youd want in a romantic suspense hero, yet he was very distinctly Australian. They were two characters I believed I could run into on the street, and its so nice to come across that when the vast majority of the characters I read about live on the other side of the world. Lauren and Callams interactions sometimes emotional, sometimes sarcastic were great, and I liked that there was a lot going on between them and they couldn't just take off into the sunset together.



    The book takes us into the world of motorcycle gangs and illegal immigrants smuggled into the country to work as prostitutes. Both Lauren and Callam get drawn into whats going on, and the book builds up into one fantastic action sequence. I love that the author is actually a pilot and can write these scenes realistically. Youre not going to come across scenes like this in most romantic suspense, and youre definitely not going to come across scenes where you dont have to question the accuracy. Its great.



    Theres next to no romantic suspense set in Australia, and what little there is has a very different tone to what you get in North America. Often the romance is more subtle, and the suspense takes at least as an important a role in the story. Shattered Sky would work for all kinds of readers, as it covers a lot of genres. The Far North Queensland setting is completely different to anything youll find in other suspense books. I thought the author has a fantastic job of creating a distinctly Australian atmosphere for this series.



    I feel as though Ive been waiting forever for this book to be released, after reading Border Watch nearly a year ago. So I was very happy I enjoyed it so much and was not disappointed!

  • Great Romantic Suspense

    by on

    This is the second book in Helene Youngs loosely-related suspense series set in northern Australia, and I liked it at least as much as the first.

    Though you can get by fine without reading Wings of Fear (previously titled Border Watch) first, Id really recommend reading them in order.



    When we met Lauren Bennett as a secondary character in Wings of Fear she was a beautiful twenty-something blue-eyed blonde who knew what she looked like and used it to her advantage. She was also a loyal friend, and a Border Watch pilot. But everything changed when her plane was shot down and her best friend, Gavin who she always planned to settle down with eventually was killed in the aftermath.



    Shattered Sky picks up a year later. Lauren is now a Captain for Border Watch part of the team who guard Australias borders. This job puts her in the path of Navy patrol boat captain Callam Granger, who was also Gavins friend, and who has made some unkind assumptions about the type of person Lauren is.



    I really liked the two lead characters in this one. Lauren is one of those people others want to believe the worst of, and she has to work harder to prove her worth. Callam was everything youd want in a romantic suspense hero, yet he was very distinctly Australian. They were two characters I believed I could run into on the street, and its so nice to come across that when the vast majority of the characters I read about live on the other side of the world. Lauren and Callams interactions sometimes emotional, sometimes sarcastic were great, and I liked that there was a lot going on between them and they couldn't just take off into the sunset together.



    The book takes us into the world of motorcycle gangs and illegal immigrants smuggled into the country to work as prostitutes. Both Lauren and Callam get drawn into whats going on, and the book builds up into one fantastic action sequence. I love that the author is actually a pilot and can write these scenes realistically. Youre not going to come across scenes like this in most romantic suspense, and youre definitely not going to come across scenes where you dont have to question the accuracy. Its great.



    Theres next to no romantic suspense set in Australia, and what little there is has a very different tone to what you get in North America. Often the romance is more subtle, and the suspense takes at least as an important a role in the story. Shattered Sky would work for all kinds of readers, as it covers a lot of genres. The Far North Queensland setting is completely different to anything youll find in other suspense books. I thought the author has a fantastic job of creating a distinctly Australian atmosphere for this series.



    I feel as though Ive been waiting forever for this book to be released, after reading Border Watch nearly a year ago. So I was very happy I enjoyed it so much and was not disappointed!