I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie
Published by William Morrow on February 25, 2014
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 384 pages
Two dead barristers and a musician
Detectives Gemma James and Melody Talbot are called to the scene of a murdered barrister in a seedy motel room. Before they can launch a thorough investigation of this crime, another dead barrister is found in his home. When they find out that the same silk scarf was used at both crime scenes, the two detectives are perplexed as to who could be responsible for the homicides. James relies on her husband, Inspector Duncan Kincaid, to help her make sense of the circumstances surrounding these murders. The link to both crimes is a guitarist named Andy Monahan, and the Crystal Palace neighborhood where they were both found. When Andy is eliminated as a suspect because of his relationship with one of the detectives, will the real killer be caught before yet another Crystal Palace homicide makes the news?
The Sound of Broken Glass is the 15th in a series of mysteries written by the author. These mysteries involve crimes in and around London. I always enjoy reading a good mystery, but I found this particular novel to be a challenging read. Much of the plot includes characters that are in other books in the series. These characters served no purpose in moving the plot of this novel forward. Therefore, they proved to be very distracting. I found myself wanting to read more about the actual homicides and less about the minor characters that invaded each chapter. The book was 384 pages but could have been about 100 pages less. Finally, I was unable to find the meaning of the title anywhere in the book.
Reviewed by: Flashette S.