The Sound of Broken Glass
by Deborah Crombie
on Tour Feb 24th - March 31st, 2014
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 384
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.My Review:
This was a fast paced edgy crime/drama/mystery. It was different than most crime/mystery books I read because it's set in London and of course they talk different and do things a little different so it took me a little bit to get used to the words. But, once I did the story made sense and I was immersed into the drama of murder and the 2 women detectives who are investigating the case.
The main detective's husband is at home watching the kids because they have a new foster child who isn't doing so well so someone has to stay home and because his wife got a promotion, he was it. This is a side story that's there I think to give you a break from all the murder stuff and to make all the characters seem more human.
This story has a lot of twists and turns and even the ending is very dramatic! It's one of those glued to your seat kind of murder/mysteries that will keep you guessing who the bad ones are and what are they capable of. Get ready for a thrill ride!