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
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.
The past and the present intermingle in this mystery making for a plot line that will keep you on the edge of your seats!
The Sound of Broken Glass is #15 in Deborah Crombie's Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series and even though I have never read any of the other books belonging to this series for about 90% of the book I felt in the loop and would mark this as also a great stand alone read but there was that 10% of the book that left me confused particularly about Duncan and Gemma's family situation especially in regards to their foster daughter Charlotte. This 10% had me wishing I had read the previous books in the series.
Which leads me to let you in on a little tidbit in case you have never read any of the books from this series and that tidbit is that Duncan and Gemma are not partners in the police sense they are husband and wife. When I first read "A Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James Mystery" at the bottom of the book I assumed and I was wrong but maybe they were originally partners, oh goodness as I am sitting hear telling you what I think I am actually intriguing myself about the characters lives before book #15; looks like I will be adding quite a few books to my Goodreads list tonight!
The book had a wonderful fast paced story line and I thoroughly enjoyed this book with the only downside being that 10% of feeling a bit confused about some of the characters relationships with one another.
I am giving this book a 4-star rating even though for awhile there I was contemplating a 3-star review because of that darn 10%; but the weaving of details from the shadows of the past with the dangerous dealings of the present made up for that lousy 10%.
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.
Title: The Sound of Broken Glass
Author: Deborah Crombie
Published by: William Morrow
Publication date: February 25th 2014
Format: Paperback Review Copy
Source: Partners in Crime Book Tours
Challenges: Review Pile Reading Challenge; Women's Reading Challenge; My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge.