The Sound of Broken Glass
by Deborah Crombie
on Tour Feb 24th - March 31st, 2014
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 384
Synopsis:In the past. . .home to the tragically destroyed Great Exhibition, a solitary thirteen-year-old boy meets his next-door neighbor, a recently widowed young teacher hoping to make a new start in the tight-knit South London community. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair forms a deep connection that ends in a shattering act of betrayal.
In the present. . .On a cold January morning in London, Detective Inspector Gemma James is back on the job while her husband, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, is at home caring for their three-year-old foster daughter. Assigned to lead a Murder Investigation Team in South London, she's assisted by her trusted colleague, newly promoted Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot. Their first case: a crime scene at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace. The victim: a well-respected barrister, found naked, trussed, and apparently strangled. Is it an unsavory accident or murder? In either case, he was not alone, and Gemma's team must find his companion—a search that takes them into unexpected corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses and passions that lead to murder. Ultimately, they will question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.
Read an excerpt:Browse Inside The Sound of Broken Glass: A Novel by Deborah Crombie
Author Bio:Deborah Crombie is a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds. Visit Deborah at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.
An interesting mystery with enough twists to keep you engaged. We get more than a glimpse into Kincaid's personal life which tells us how it can affect your time on the job. Past and present are weaved together which normally I don't care for that in a book but this helped the story along. The author's writing style is good, the pages flowed with a plot that is pleasing and well paced. Overall, I liked this book a lot.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.