John holds the American dream: A man he loves, a beautiful little girl, a suburban home and a well-paying job... And then a sudden layoff brings about unexpected financial and emotional strain. As he struggles to find new work, a growing sense of despair triggers a relapse into alcoholism and causes him to face his demons of addiction, discrimination, and regret as he tries desperately to recover before it's too late...
"This is a powerful book. It shows the power of love and how love is not always enough... My heart truly broke for John. He was a good guy who was dealt a bad card... The end blew me away. Part expected and part totally took me by surprise. Shattered Wings was a very hard book to put down and at times a very hard book to read. It is one that I will continue thinking about for a very long time." - BlogCritics
"Bryan Healey's novel, Shattered Wings, won me over completely... Those of us who read and admire thoughtful, serious fiction know a John. We sometimes see him when we look in our mirrors... I'm looking forward to what Bryan Healey next has to offer his readers!" - Ron Fritsch, award-winning author of "Promised Valley Rebellion"
"Every once in awhile, you find a book that is so compelling and penetrating that you can't put it down. Through its fiery emotional onslaught it tears at your soul and leaves a stain upon your heart. It's dark and disquieting, and yet you can't cast it away. It grabs hold of you from page one and doesn't let go till the end. Shattered Wings is one of those books..." - Bookish
Shattered Wings is an emotionally hard hitting novel, brutally demonstrating the destabilising effects of unemployment in our financially troubled times. This is a well written novel, told in the first person through a series of flashbacks and the current agonies of his circumstance. Shattered Wings is a powerful story with timely relevance. Thought provoking and poignant this novel is sure to have an emotional impact." - Book'd Out