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SHATTERED by IG Frederick



This book disturbed me on multiple levels.  Is that a bad thing?  Not at all.  After all, wasn't it Georges Braque who said, "Art is made to disturb?"  That is the reason for the five-moon rating.

I could not read the book.  A survivor of childhood abuse, I daily fight a similiar demon as the characters in SHATTERED.  Author I. G. Frederick delves far too deeply into the psyche of an incest survivor for my comfort.  Reading it, I was left choking on my own rage, my own memories, and my own issues with the lack of comfort in my own skin.  I know that I too have been, and remain, shattered by my past. Would it be possible for me to find respite in the lash?  To take the damage, the abuse, and create a healing beneath the whip? 

I do not know.  Perhaps I may never have the courage to find out.  What I do know is that I did not have the courage to read SHATTERED to its conclusion, and that is the ultimate compliment to book's author.

If art is meant to disturb, to reach out and touch an individual on a visceral level, then I.G. Frederick did so for this reader.  Not an easy accomplishment, for I have layers of scars over those woulds.  Read SHATTERED if you've a lion's heart.  Live it it you dare.

Five Mystique Moons.  (Outstanding)
Class Five sensuality.  (Raging carnality)


Brenda Thatcher, Co-Owner Mystique Books  

mystiquebooks@gmail.com

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