Shards

A Young Vice Cop Investigates Her Darkest Case of Meth Addiction—Her Own

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Publisher Description

The “honest, introspective, and harrowing” (Kirkus Reviews) true story of a young female cop who almost loses everything in a downward spiral of addiction—a career she loved, colleagues who respected her, and the island that was once her personal paradise—before finally seeking redemption.

As a beautiful, ambitious, and fearless young woman, Allison Moore had everything going for her: She had been the star student of her recruit class and was quickly promoted to vice cop at the Maui Police Department, while earning the respect of her colleagues and a stellar reputation. But when a doomed love affair with another cop led Allison to seek desperate escape, her life took a sudden and violent plunge.

Using her position of authority and skills of manipulation, Allison hid her addiction from her lover and her department for as long as possible. She fabricated an elaborate story that she had cancer and needed to seek treatment on the mainland, while actually traveling to get a steady supply of meth from a brutal Seattle drug dealer. When her intensifying dependence on meth put her at the mercy of the ruthless dealer, he made her a prisoner in his house, subjecting her to unthinkable physical and sexual abuse, and monitoring her every move through a web of hidden surveillance cameras.

Astounding, gripping, and astonishingly candid, Shards spares no detail of Allison’s horrific experiences and the tangle of addiction and betrayal that cost her nearly everything.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
April 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Touchstone
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
4.5
MB

Customer Reviews

AM KC ,

Great book

Easy read, very interesting and I enjoyed the author(s) writing style

Yankeerosee ,

Captivating

Amazing book. I couldn’t put it down. As a recovering meth addict myself, i related to many things the author shared personally. Would strongly recommend to someone who is looking for a reason to stay sober.

AFTJLM ,

I wish I could personally write Allison in her support

This is an amazing memoir of one of the most horrifying accounts of where addiction can lead someone. I feel so much compassion and empathy for Allison. I would love a follow up book by her. I wish the awful "dealer" in Washington who kept her captive could be found and brought to justice. I hope she is healing more every day. You are a true inspiration Allison. Regardless if can't forgive... you have to forgive yourself. One day those people will learn to have more compassion in their hearts. Thank you for this brave story that I know must have been beyond awful to recount. ✊🏻❤️

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