Monday, February 24, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Harper COllins Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

Releasing TOMORROW in paperback, is  Deborah Crombie’s best-selling novel, THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS, which I was recently able to review!  The hardback release was her most popular book to date, and its paperback edition has already been named an Indie Next Pick for March. SO I am thrilled to be able to share my review and offer a special giveaway for my readers!

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In the past…
A blisteringly hot August in Crystal Palace, 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 assigned to lead a Murder Investigation Team in South London, along with her colleague, 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 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 leads them into unexpected new discoveries. Ultimately, they will begin to question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.

You can read an excerpt HERE

 If you've read any of Deborah's books, then you know she is a master and the well plotted British murder mystery! I loved how in this book, she blended London's history, and rock culture, into a tightly woven tale that will keep you guessing until the powerful end! The book is honest with the attraction between Sgt. Talbot and one of their involved party/suspects, and treats it as a viable plot device, not something trite and thrown in to titillate. This one will keep you guessing and wondering, and when the title of the book is uncovered in the book, you'll be questioning even more, after your 'AHA' moment! I loved how everything is intertwisted and connected, showcasing the '6 degrees of separation'. If you are looking for something a little different in the mystery genre, check this one out and you'll get hooked on Deborah's books!

About the Author:
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. For more check out her website, twitter and facebook pages!

Harper Collins has generously allowed me to give away 
FIVE copies of this superb book (paperback version)!

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1 comment:

  1. I want to enter this contest. Is there any other way to do so? Two hours later it still won't open.


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