In the Appalachian town of Bone Gap, Tennessee, backwoods justice is more than just blind. It’s swift, silent, and shockingly personal. Especially for Irish Traveller turned deputy sheriff Brynn Callahan . . . “Hear No Evil.”
The first message is found in a playground. A few feet away, a pair of human ears hang from the monkey bars. Deputy sheriff Brynn Callahan isn’t sure what to make of this grisly scene. Do the ears belong to a murder victim? And if so, where is the body? One thing Brynn is sure of: the earring on one of the earlobes belongs to a man she met at a party the previous night. . . “Speak No Evil.”
The second message is discovered next to a human tongue on a park pavilion. Once again, no body is found. Brynn can’t help but wonder if the crimes are rooted in the town’s long-simmering tensions between Bone Gap locals and the barely tolerated Travellers who’ve settled there. “See No Evil.”
For Brynn, the investigation hits too close to home—forcing her to confront the demons of her own past. But time is running out. Brynn has to track down the culprit before a third message is delivered—and a third victim is claimed. Rich, atmospheric, and brilliantly chilling, Shattered Justice is the third Bone Gap Travellers novel from the acclaimed author of Splintered Silence and Fractured Truth.
“Brynn Callahan is the gutsy heroine of Susan Furlong’s gritty series, a real find, if you ask me. The thickly forested setting is gorgeous, once you look past the armed militia encampments pitched in the woods. And the locals are just quirky enough to make you forget they can also be dangerous. But the sturdy wildflower in this treacherous terrain is Brynn, who lives with a dog named Wilco, ‘once the best damn HRD (human remains detection) dog in the entire Middle Eastern conflict.’ The question is, are these two veterans tough enough to survive on the home front?” —The New York Times Book Review
“Furlong carefully interlaces the two story lines as they come together in an unexpected and nail-biting resolution…Readers will hope Brynn and Wilco will be back soon.” —Publishers Weekly “A harrowing portrait of addiction, prejudice, and redemption neatly encapsulated in a guileful mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Susan Furlong launched her Bone Gap Travellers series with the acclaimed novel Splintered Silence. Raised in North Dakota, she graduated from Montana State University. She and her family live in central Illinois. Visit her on Facebook or at www.susanfurlong.com.
Praise for the Bone Gap Travellers Novels
“A harrowing tale of murder, bigotry, and redemption . . . whose twists and turns are complemented by raw descriptions of prejudice, physical pain, and the horrors of addiction.” —Kirkus Reviews on Fractured Truth
“An auspicious series debut . . . Readers will want to see more of the intrepid Brynn, who must face her personal demons as she tries to find her place in a hostile community.” —Publishers Weekly on Splintered Silence “Brynn Callahan and her war-injured dog are characters readers will root for.” —Suzanne Chazin on Splintered Silence “Splintered Silence is a marvelous suspense novel, heartfelt and pulse-pounding.” —Harry Hunsicker on Splintered Silence
“Readers will be drawn into the well-crafted world of a secretive clan living in the shadows of dense Appalachian forests.” —Sara Driscoll on Splintered Silence
"Furlong will keep you on the edge of your seat, and you’ll fall in love with Wilco, one of the most compelling dogs to ever appear in fiction.” —K.J. Howe on Splintered Silence