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Shattered Justice

(Bone Gap Travellers #3)

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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  47 reviews
In the Appalachian town of Bone Gap, Tennessee, backwoods justice is more than just blind. It's swift, silent, and shockingly personal. In Susan Furlong's third series installment, Irish Traveller - turned deputy sheriff Brynn Callahan must investigate disturbing clues meticulously staged by a twisted killer while navigating tensions between the Irish Travellers and the ...more
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Published December 31st 2019 by Kensington
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Carrie
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Shattered Justice by Susan Furlong is the third novel in the thrilling Bone Gap Travellers series. Each book of the series has had it’s own main case to be solved so this could be understood as a standalone. However, there are some things that have carried over from book to book that make reading from the the beginning the best option.

This series is set around a group of Irish Travellers that have settled in Bone Gap, Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains. After events in her past Brynn
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Although the series has a lot of potential and I think the background of the travelers is interesting, it fails to deliver characters and a storyline I'm pulled into.

It seemed like most of the book dealt with Brynn's addiction to alcohol and pain pills and her need for sex. I've read way too many books where alcoholism defines the lead character and I'm just tired of the same stuff. Plus if you read the first two books, this is just a lot of the same with the addition of AA meetings.

There are
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K.A. Davis
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
SHATTERED JUSTICE, the third book in the Bone Gap Travellers Novel series, by Susan Furlong is another edge-of-your-seat read that left me turning pages until the very last word was read. I was impressed how the deeply-flawed protagonist, Brynn Callahan, captured my attention and had me cheering for her despite her many failings. Central to the book is her battle with alcohol and pills. Brynn had become dependent upon them as she recovered from the horrific injuries, both physical and ...more
Stanley McShane
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another intense, book-hooking entry to the Bone Gap Travellers series that has you alternately cringing with reading faster. Ex-Marine Brynn Callahan returned to her family home after an IED ended both her tours and that of her cadaver dog, Wilco. But it wasn't easy to return to the Appalachians to her Irish Travellers (or Pavees) and assume a job with local law enforcement (the "settled"). Her community keeps to themselves and wields their own sense of law enforcement.
Brynn is suffering from
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Taryn
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
In this third book of the series we find Brynn at a bachelorette party trying to be good and not drink. She ends up leaving before doing anything bad and is called out the next morning to a crime scene. She finds herself on a playground looking at a pair of ears, the crazy thing, she recognizes the earring in the ear. She saw it the previous night on the ear of a man she met while at the party. When a tongue is later found it has Brynn asking herself what these body parts symbolize. Does it have ...more
Sue Em
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley








Another excellent, taut mystery, 3rd in the Bone Gap Travelers series. Brynn Callahan straddles two distinct communities in rural Tennessee, Irish Travelers (also known as gypsies or pavees) and the "settled" communities. Having escaped this hostile and suspicious environment as a teenager, she returns as an ex-Marine with PTSD and with Wilco, her bone cadaver searching dog with his own war injuries. Previous books painted and exposed the cultural norms dividing the region. This one acknowledges
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Sue Em
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent, taut mystery, 3rd in the Bone Gap Travelers series. Brynn Callahan straddles two distinct communities in rural Tennessee, Irish Travelers (also known as gypsies or pavees) and the "settled" communities. Having escaped this hostile and suspicious environment as a teenager, she returns as an ex-Marine with PTSD and with Wilco, her bone cadaver searching dog with his own ear injuries. Previous books painted and exposed the cultural norms dividing the region. This one acknowledges ...more
Bill Mock
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series so much. Brynn is such a strong character and who couldn't love Wilco? I'm torn on wanting another or thinking this book has taken the story as far as it can go. I put my faith in Susan Furlong either way because if another appears I'm sure it will be great and I'll have to read it. If not I'm glad I got to experience these wonderful, hard to put down books.
Patty
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shattered Justice by Susan Furlong is the 3rd book in the Bone Gap Travellers series. Brynn Callahan is an ex marine now working for the McCreary County Sheriff in her home town of Bone Gap, Tennessee. Travellers or Gypsies live in Bone Gap and Brynn grew up a Traveller, so she understands their ways. When body parts, like human ears hanging on the monkey bars, start showing up, Brynn is determined to find out who is doing this and why. Brynn has a lot of issues after being injured in the ...more
Maranda
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bone Gap Tennessee is the setting for Susan Furlong's Shattered Justice. Many items are addressed in this novel. Addiction, Past hauntings, and a wounded vet and her dog sniffing out the murder trail. Third in the series but works fine as a stand-alone. "A copy of this was provided by Kensington Books via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
Cheryl
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another welcome addition to this fascinating series

This is the third book in the Bone Gap Travellers series. I have loved all the books to date but this is my favorite so far.

Brynn Callahan is a deputy in the Investigative Unit with the McCreary County Sheriff's Department but she is also a member of the Irish Travellers, a close-knit community that is looked down upon by the rest of the "settled" people in Bone Gap, Tennessee.

She is also an ex-Marine that was injured in the Middle East along
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Amy
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Shattered Justice is the third book in the Bone Gap Traveller’s Series. I absolutely love this series and felt like I was back with a friend. I was so immersed into the story that putting it down at night to go to sleep was very difficult. Brynn lives her life between two different communities. The settled community working for the McCreary County Sheriff and the Irish Traveller’s, other names pacers or gypsies. She is an ex Marine with a lot of baggage.
Drinking and pain pills have been a
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Cathy Geha
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Justice by Susan Furlong
Bone Gap Travellers #3

Well done addition to the series that sees Brynn Callahan wrestling with demons that are not easy to beat. She and her dog, Wilco, were together when they were injured by an IED, both suffer flashabacks and PTSD and they rely on one another to remain grounded when triggers are pulled.

Brynn has grown up in the Traveller/Pavee community but straddles the cultures of her childhood and those they called The Settled. She has suffered and seen
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Kristi | Hidden Staircase |
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Shattered Justice is the third book in the Bone Gap Travellers series. Set in rural Tennessee, Brynn Callahan straddles two worlds – the Sheriff’s office and the Irish Travellers who don’t trust anyone outside their close-knit community. Brynn is both a deputy and a Traveller, but doesn’t really fit into either world.

These two worlds collide in Shattered Justice. Brynn and Wilco are on the hunt for someone who placed human ears at a playground with the message “Hear No Evil,” and the clues are
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Katherine
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Brynn Callahan is a former Marine and recovering from addictions to alcohol and narcotics, as well as dealing with PTSD. She and her human remains detection dog (HRD), Wilco, are now working with a sheriff’s department in Tennessee. Both Brynn and Wilco suffered loss of body parts overseas due to an IED, and Wilco is now deaf. These injuries resulted in them being deemed unfit for service. Brynn is also a Pavee (what Irish Travellers prefer to be called) and deals with discrimination as a ...more
Susan
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shattered Justice is the first book that I’ve read by Susan Furlong. Also it’s the 3rd in the Bone Gap Travellers Series. I didn’t realize it wasn’t the start of the series, but that did not stop me from enjoying it. Yes, there are mentions of previous things, but provided enough info so I wasn’t lost. We follow Brynn a former Marine turned deputy sheriff who is also an Irish Traveller. There is a horrific murder that she’s trying to solve along with happening with her own people. Twists and ...more
Jamie
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
I really enjoyed reading this book. I noticed some similarities to the TV show Outsiders.

I received an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.
Barbara Tobey
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love the dog. The humans are flawed but interesting. The story is emotionally exhausting. Lots of heart-wrenching situations. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley.
Angela Sanford
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Justice, the third book in the Bone Gap Travellers Series, is filled with exciting twists and turns on every page. Deputy Sheriff Brynn Callahan and her dog, Wilco, have found themselves involved in another grisly crime scene when a pair of ears are found on the local playground with "Hear No Evil" written above them, but where is the body? As the investigation progresses, Brynn has a run in with a deadly enemy from the past, Katie Doogan. Struggling with her sobriety, Brynn feels like ...more
Nikkita
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this series! Brynn feels like a long time friend, thats how well written the characters are and immersed inside the story you become! The writing as always was phenomenal, the twists and turns keep the pages flying and makes the book unforgettable! You'll remember this series long after reading!
Kristina
Shattered Justice by Susan Furlong is the third A Bone Gap Travellers Novel. I have not read the other books in this series and I did feel I was missing important details especially at the beginning of the story. I picked up Shattered Justice because I enjoyed the author’s A Novel Idea Mystery series (written as Lucy Arlington). Shattered Justice is not what I expected. I like that Brynn Callahan is a veteran along with her dog, Wilco. They both suffered injuries in an explosion and, ...more
Jeanie
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
What am I? The question and answers I'd heard my whole life passed through my head -half breed, loser, weirdo, gypsy, whore, scarred, and only half a woman but the the one that stuck with me was the one that was the most accurate. Damaged.

Brynn Callahan comes from a long line of Irish Travellers. Descendants of nomadic Irish who settled in a Bone Gap outside of McCreary, Tennessee. Most of the town people call her kind Pavees. Byrynn along with her dog and partner in crime Wilco who served with
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Kathy
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Shattered Justice by Susan Furlong is a baffling mystery with a flawed yet likable lead protagonist. Although this latest release is the third installment in the Bone Gap Traveller series, it can be read as a standalone.

Deputy Brynn Callahan's month long sobriety is tenuous and she is skeptical the addiction sessions ordered by her boss Sheriff Frank Pusser's will help her. But since she wants to keep her job, she does her best of tamp down her cravings and attends the meetings. But
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Linda Zagon
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "Shattered Justice" "A Bone Gap Travellers Novel Series, #3" by Susan Furlong, Kensington, 12/19

Susan Furlong, author of "Shattered Justice" " A Bone Gap Travellers Novel Series #3" writes a captivating, intriguing, intense, riveting and suspenseful novel. This is the third in "The Bone Gap Travellers Series", and I would suggest that you read the other two books for a deeper understanding. The Genres for this Novel are Mystery and Suspense. The story takes place
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Justin Lambe
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying, Susan has penned another great story in her Bone Gap Travellers Series. She has done her research about the Irish Travellers and it’s been fun with each book to learn a little more about them. If you haven’t read her series yet, you’ll fall in love with her characters and they’ll become family to you as you read through the story. At the end, you don’t want to let them go; I’ve formed a special bond with each one. I like her character Deputy Brynn Callahan and her trusty ...more
Kathleen Gray
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brynn Callahan walks between two worlds- the Settled and the Pave- in Bone Gap, Tennessee. Don't worry if you haven't read the earlier books as you'll be fine with this boffo addition to the series as a standalone. Brynn came home from her tours as a Marine maimed and with PTSD, as did her dog Wilco but now she's a deputy sheriff and he's still working with her finding corpses. Someone is leaving body parts around town, first ears then a tongue. The atmospherics are terrific; Furlong has ...more
Elaine
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a first book for me by this author. And I have to say it got me hooked from the very first page.. I read this in two days love the story it is the third book but awesome as a stand-alone book.. this book is set in bone Gap Tennessee. Brynn Callahan and her Dog Wilco.. by the way I love that name. Her dog is a deaf dog but he is a very good guard dog. Wilco is a war Injured Dog and what a wonderful dog.. Brynn has the world on her shoulders trying to keep Grans secret hidden. Along Comes ...more
Elaine
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a first book for me by this author. And I have to say it got me hooked from the very first page.. I read this in two days love the story it is the third book but awesome as a stand-alone book.. this book is set in bone Gap Tennessee. Brynn Callahan and her Dog Wilco.. by the way I love that name. Her dog is a deaf dog but he is a very good guard dog. Wilco is a war Injured Dog and what a wonderful dog.. Brynn has the world on her shoulders trying to keep Grans secret hidden. Along Comes ...more
Kathleen
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc, netgalley
This is the third in the Bone Gap Travellers series. If you’re looking for a cozy, this book isn’t one. It is a little more on the dark side but insightful. Ms Furlong deals with social issues, such as addiction, Brynn Callahan is trying to live her life between two different communities, the settled community and the Irish Travellers, also called pavers or gypsies. She is a veteran (Marine) whom has returned home and is now a Deputy Sheriff. She and her dog, Wilco, suffer from PTSD.

Brynn is
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Jennifer
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hits you in all the feels...

I rated this book at 4*'s because the beginning was a little slow. I also felt left out in the beginning. Like trying to remember everything that happened in the other books. There was a lot of death and as the title says...Shattered Justice. As a mom it brings your worst nightmare to the forefront of your mind, and you want to find justice for the kids. Then you have all the murders that happened because of one event, and you almost feel the same way as that poor
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Susan Furlong is the bestselling author of several mystery series and the forthcoming dark suspense novel, FRACTURED TRUTH, the second book of Bone Gap Travellers series. She contributes to the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries under the pen name Lucy Arlington. Susan has worked as a freelance writer, academic writer, ghost writer, translator, high-school language arts teacher, and ...more

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