I have recently read, Watching Glass Shatter, written by James J Cudney. I was so impressed with this debut novel, that I felt compelled to share with my followers, the Goodreads review that I recently posted. However, first I would like to introduce you to James.
He grew up on Long Island and currently lives in New York, The United States of America.He has travelled extensively across the United States and other parts of the world, giving him a breadth of experience to enhance his writing. James previously worked in technology and business operations in the sports, entertainment and media industries. Despite enjoying his work, he left in 2016 to focus on his passion: telling stories and connecting people through words. James writes contemporary, Fiction and Mystery.
He can be contacted on the following: Website https://jamesjcudney.com
An introduction to Watching Glass Shatter.
The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way.While preparing for the reading of his will, Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter the whole family.
Prior to revealing the secret to her children, Olivia must figure out which boy Ben refers to in the confession he left her in his will. While the family attorney searches for the mysterious Rowena Hector whom Ben says holds the answers, Olivia asks her sons to each spend a week with her as she isn’t ready to let go of the past. When Olivia visits her sons, she quickly learns that each one has been keeping his own secret from her. Olivia never expected her remaining years would be so complex and life-altering, but she will not rest until her family is reunited after Ben’s untimely death.
My Goodreads Review.
Congratulations James on writing a wonderful debut novel. First let me say, that the title is brilliant and very well thought out.
I simply could not put this book down. This is my kind of book. A gripping family drama with a wealth of well developed, interesting characters.
Reading about the Glass family, was very emotional. I felt the pain of each character.
The story is very well structured, full of twists and turns. There is never a dull moment. I was intrigued to know the outcome of the second letter that Ben left to Olivia. The suspense began to build, to the point that I was sad, yet relieved to hear, which of Olivia’s sons, was the subject of Ben’s secret.
This is a book that I definitely recommend.
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