A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps.
Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.
Joe wants to believe her, but what would drive a woman to such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elvisettey - LibraryThing
Psychologist, husband, father, and Parkinson's sufferer Joseph O'Loughlin finds himself entirely unwittingly drawn into a complex suspense story when he's drafted to talk a jumper down from a bridge ... Read full review
Shatter: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Retired psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is coping with his Parkinson's disease by leading a quiet life with his family on the London outskirts, lecturing at a nearby university. His hopes for peace are ... Read full review