Culture & Criticism Since 2003
Do you ever wonder just what motivates a person to commit murder? The question has captivated people since the dawn of time. And author Kate Watterson is no exception. In her new mystery-thriller due out March 10, Watterson examines the question from a dark and engaging psychological perspective, delving through the core of the mind, burrowing her way into the true heart of a killer. Set in Milwaukee, Fractured spotlights homicide detective Ellie MacIntosh as she goes on the trail of a murderer whose fragmented patterns defy surveillance. Watterson’s writing here is a veritable feast for the senses – dissecting concepts of love and rage and madness with equal precision. As Fractured moves forward, Watterson adeptly forces her readers to confront themselves. And without the convenience of a mask with which to hide behind, we ultimately come to see aspects of ourselves in a story that strips the human psyche down to its bare essence.