A Shattered Lens

A Detective Preach Everson Novel

Layton Green
  • 344 pp
  • ISBN 978-1-63388-538-7
  • Paperback • $15.95
  • May 2019

A detective investigates the murder of a teenage golden boy that has rocked a small town--and the chief suspect is the victim's mother.

Annalise Stephens Blue has plans to become a world-famous filmmaker. As she begins filming an exposé of her small town called Night Lives, she uncovers more than she bargained for: on the very first night of filming, she stumbles upon a murder in the woods, and flees the scene steps ahead of the killer.

Detective Joe "Preach" Everson is called to investigate. The victim, David Stratton, is the town's golden boy and high school quarterback. A modern version of what Preach used to be. Not only that, the boy's mother is Claire Lourdis, a beautiful divorcée who Preach fell for in high school--as well as the main suspect in her son's murder.

As Preach delves into the secrets lurking beneath the surface of the town and searches for the missing girl who may have witnessed the crime, he must put his own feelings aside and pursue the answer to a terrible question: is a mother capable of murdering her own child? .

Layton Green is a mystery, suspense, and thriller writer and the author of Written in Blood, the first Detective Preach Everson Novel, as well as the Dominic Grey series and other works of fiction. His novels have been optioned for film, nominated for multiple awards (including a finalist for a prestigious International Thriller Writers award), and have reached #1 on numerous genre lists in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. His novel The Shadow Cartel was a #2 overall bestseller on Amazon UK. In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade.

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