The Breaker

Kobo ebook | February 25, 2011

byMinette Walters

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When she revisited, always with astonishment, what had happened to her, it was the deliberate breaking of her fingers that remained indelibly printed on her memory . . .

Twelve hours after a woman’s broken body is washed up on a deserted shore, her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered twenty miles away wandering the streets of Poole.

But why was Kate killed and her daughter, a witness, allowed to live? And why weren’t they together? More curiously, why had Kate willingly boarded a boat when she had a terror of drowning at sea?

Police suspicion centres on both a young actor, whose sailing boat is moored just yards from where the toddler is found, and the murdered woman’s husband. Was he really in Liverpool the night she died? And why does their daughter scream in terror every time he tries to pick her up?

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When she revisited, always with astonishment, what had happened to her, it was the deliberate breaking of her fingers that remained indelibly printed on her memory . . . Twelve hours after a woman’s broken body is washed up on a deserted shore, her traumatized three-year-old daughter is discovered twenty miles away wandering the street...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 25, 2011Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330528815

ISBN - 13:9780330528818

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute Must! If you love crime mystery...it's a definate must. Probably the best book I have ever read. I couldn't put the book down, becoming obsessed with finishing it. I can hardly wait to read another one of her books. I've recommended it to anyone who will listen!!
Date published: 2001-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from just when you thought you knew whodunit... you realise that you did. i was enjoying the book and the twists that the plot did offer, however, the suspense was revealed so suddenly that i actually had to turn back a page and re-read it to make sure. it almost made me wonder if walters got bored while writing and just wanted to end it as quickly and painlessly as possible. i was very disappointed in the ending as i was hoping for the unexpected. something to read while on the train/plane but don't expect an earth-shattering ending.
Date published: 2001-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Break out a comfy chair! This was the first Minette Walters book I have ever read BUT it won't be the last. I have just ordered three other books of hers because I enjoyed this one so much. It was one of the best (if not THE best) crime novels I have read in ages. It took interesting, unexpected, yet plausible turns that were intelligently thought out. As a first time reader of hers I would definitely recommend it to other first timers! My only complaint would be the way the ending unfolded. Even though the killer and the reason for the murder was laid out, it was done in a bit of a different style that left the reader wondering a few things, until it was further explained later on. The end was a bit choppy compared to the rest of the novel. Not so much so to be annoying though. I really enjoyed the little stories within the story.
Date published: 2000-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bleaker Not one for murder mysteries however a friend recommended this one. I had it all figured out at the beginning. Then really had it figured it out 3/4's through...Then I knew exactly whodunit with only a few pages left to go, only to find out I was right at the very beginning. Not bad...Not great. The cop/civilian romance was a tad too predictable and corny. Definately worth a read if you want a twisting murder mystery.
Date published: 2000-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT I could not put this book down and found I was forcing myself to put it away at night. I was baffled from the start as to "whodonit". I will definately be looking for other Minette Walters books.
Date published: 2000-01-26