We are so excited to announce that New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie will join Book Club Girl on Air to discuss her novel, The Sound of Broken Glass! Join us at 7 PM EST on Wednesday, April 2nd to chat with Deborah about the book! Get a sneak peek -- read an excerpt here!
In the past . . .
On a blisteringly hot August afternoon in Crystal Palace, once 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 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 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 begin to question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.
We have 10 copies of The Sound of Broken Glass to give to 10 people who comment that they can participate in our show on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7 PM EST. We'll pick 10 random commenters from anyone who posts by 11:59pm on Thursday, March 6.
We look forward to hearing from you during our live book chat discussion on April 2nd! Send in questions during the live show via the chat function (be sure to register on the site beforehand - choose the free option) or you can call in and ask her a question directly by dialing 347-945-6149. If you can’t join us, post your question in the comments section below, and we’ll ask Deborah on air.