Shattered Shells is the third in the Moonstone series of paranormal novels set in the picturesque seaside village of St. Ives, Cornwall, England.
Liliha recently lost her husband and is parenting two teenagers half a world away. To overcome her loneliness, she decides to play psychic detective using an inherited ring that allows her to enter minds and avert a dire situation.
Called by a random vision, she mentally melds with a local thief but fails to change his actions. Because she can only see through his eyes, his identity remains obscure during her initial inquiries. After helping runaway hooker Ellen, who is frantic to avoid drugs, Liliha is sucked into the lives of a foreign entrepreneur, a small-time crook, and a thwarted pimp. When the pimp and the crook join forces to drug and rape Liliha before stealing her ring, she faces the most desperate situation in her life and almost certain destruction of everything she values.