The Sound of Broken Glass

The Sound of Broken Glass

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Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are on the case in Deborah Crombie's The Sound of Broken Glass, a captivating mystery that blends a murder from the past with a powerful danger in the present.

When Detective Inspector James joins forces with Detective Inspector Melody Talbot to solve the murder of an esteemed barrister, their investigation leads them to realize that nothing is what it seems--with the crime they're investigating and their own lives.

With an abundance of twists and turns and intertwining subplots, The Sound of Broken Glass by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie is an elaborate and engaging page-turner.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 517 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 32mm | 559.99g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062222937
  • 9780062222930
  • 533,307

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"An intriguing, atmospheric London murder mystery set in both the past and the present."--People
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Back cover copy

In the past . . .

On a blistering August afternoon in Crystal Palace, a solitary thirteen-year-old boy meets his next door neighbor, a recently widowed teacher hoping to make a new start. Drawn together by loneliness, the unlikely pair form a 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 now that her husband, Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid, is at home to care for their three-year-old foster daughter. Assigned to lead a Murder Investigation Team, her first case is a crime scene at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace. A well-respected barrister is found naked, trussed, and apparently strangled. Is it an unsavory accident or murder? Their search leads them into unexpected corners and forces them to contemplate unsettling truths about the weaknesses and passions that lead to murder. Ultimately, they will begin to question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.
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5,957 ratings
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4 45% (2,680)
3 18% (1,072)
2 3% (149)
1 1% (50)
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