Thursday, March 6, 2014

Giveaway: The Sound of Broken Glass

Summary: 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. -- William Morrow

It's been almost a year since I listened to THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS by Deborah Crombie, but I still have vivid memories of this terrific mystery. You can read my review here. I've only "read" two of the books in this series; however, I immediately became a fan. Ms. Crombie is a wonderful writer who definitely knows how to weave a mystery.

I am excited to announce that the paperback version of THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS is now available. That's great news to me because it's now more accessible for book clubs. This literary mystery is an ideal selection for groups, and there's already a reading guide to stimulate your discussion.

To celebrate the paperback release, I have a copy of THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS to share with one lucky reader, courtesy of the publisher. To enter, just fill out the form below before March 19th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck.


bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Laurie C said...

I really want to listen to Deborah Crombie's books on audio, but I have to start at the beginning and it's going to take so long! Maybe I'll just read this one first if I win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!