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The Sound of Broken Glass
Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #15
Deborah Crombie

William Morrow / HarperCollins
2/25/2014/ ISBN 9780061990649

Reviewed by Bob Walch


This latest English suspense yarn features London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. When a respected barrister is left dead in a compromising manner in a seedy hotel, Gemma and Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot are assigned the case.

Shortly thereafter a similar crime scene with another barrister found dead suggests what appeared to be a random crime is, perhaps, the work of a serial killer who is working through an “issue” with the legal profession.

Gemma’s husband is drawn into the case when he realizes he has a personal connection to one of the suspects. The real question, though, is trying to figure out if this childhood friend is the killer or the next name on the madman’s list.

You’ll like the atmospheric ending of this novel which unfolds in the Crystal Palace section of London during an ice storm. It is a real cliff hanger with some slippery turns and twists.

Reviewed 2014