My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Like sweet southern molasses, THE SOUND OF GLASS grabs you from the opening words. The first chapter sucks you in, needing to find out exactly what happens. All these puzzle pieces fall from the sky (literally) and like Merritt (and Edith), you can’t help but wonder what it’s all about.
In this southern mystery, Karen White takes you into the past and back to the present to figure out a 50 year old fatal mystery. I’m pretty good at guessing things before they happen, and I couldn’t figure it out. Predictable is NOT a word I would use to describe this book.
I loved the social clash of Yankee and Southerners. It was depicted quite nicely. Aside from the mystery, the story also deals with domestic abuse. I’ve read a few reviews where people had issues with this being shown and also depicting women as weak. If they had finished the book, they would have not felt this way. What was depicted is 100% accurate and I appreciate domestic abuse being told in a correct manner, even if it’s a hard subject to deal with in any way.
I received this as an ARC from NetGalley.