Girls of Glass by Brianna Labuskes

Girls of Glass

It takes more than a lie to hide the dark secrets of this picture-perfect family.When the granddaughter of one of Florida’s most powerful judges disappears, it triggers a personal trauma for Detective Alice Garner: the kidnapping and murder of her own child. As a flood of painful memories comes rushing back, Alice sees herself in the guilt-ridden and emotionally fragile mother Charlotte Burke, who has become the target of a rush to judgment.All...


Details Girls of Glass

TitleGirls of Glass
Author
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherThomas & Mercer
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews Girls of Glass

  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Let me introduce you to the players aka The Burke family: Sterling Burke - The most prominent judge in Florida. He's such a charming man that he has everyone from the mayor to the governor in his back pocket. Nothing bad ever happens to Sterling and nothing ever will. Hollis Burke - Sterlings wife and mother to Charlotte and Mellie. She rules the house with an iron fist and spews vitriol to anyone that dare disagree with her. A loving mother she ...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    1970-01-01
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of GIRLS OF GLASS by Brianna Labuskes in exchange for my honest review.***Alice, a detective, investigates the kidnapping of a five-year-old girl, five years after her own daughter was kidnapped and murdered.Based on what I enjoy and dislike about thrillers, I shouldn’t have been glued to GIRLS OF GLASS, holding my breath in anticipation. On the surface most of the characters were tru...
  • Tara Vaglio
    1970-01-01
    Wow! What did I just read?! This is the second book I've read from Brianna Labuskes and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her attention to detail and the way she weaves in small clues - her writing is the definition of a slow burn. And I did not see that ending coming! This was a great book and I recommend to anyone that enjoys suspense, mysteries, and thrillers. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ...
  • Caroline Mitchell
    1970-01-01
    I was totally gripped by this dark and captivating book. Filled with secrets and lies, it held my interest from the very first page. A highly recommended read.
  • Jamie
    1970-01-01
    4.5 suspenseful stars for this taut thriller centered around the kidnapping of a five year old girl - a girl who is also the granddaughter of a prominent judge. When Det. Alice Garner catches the case, the similarities to the kidnapping and murder of her own daughter a few years prior start to bring up old emotions - in both Alice and me as the reader! I thought Labuskes hit it out of the park with this one and I was eager to find out who was to ...
  • Jypsy
    1970-01-01
    Girls Of Glass is a suspenseful psychological thriller. I liked some things, such as, the suspense, the pace, so many twists and turns and a shocking end. I disliked the timeline jumping all over the place because that's just confusing. The characters are likeable and unlikable and intriguing. Overall, it's a well written story. The suspense will keep you reading. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
  • Kelsy | goodvibesgoodbooks
    1970-01-01
    I have come to realize that I am not a huge mystery fan, and when I novel is categorized as such.. I am very picky as to which I like, and am harder on them rating wise then other genres. But this, this was incredible. It was twisted, disturbing, and you really never knew where the next page was going to take you. I got everything wrong, and that's exactly what I loved and hated, all at once. A MUST READ for any mystery readers.
  • Patty
    1970-01-01
    Girls Of GlassByBrianna LabuskesWhat it's all about...Detective Alice Garner and her partner Detective Nakamura are thrust into the kidnapping of a young child who is part of a prominent Florida family. The crime resonates with Alice because her young daughter was also taken and murdered years ago. Alice can barely hold on as she and her partner get deeper and deeper into the lives of this family. There is an evil abusive mother in this family. T...
  • Sid
    1970-01-01
    Oh my God!! How do I even start to review this book? This has been easily one of the best books I've read in this year, one of the best book I've read ever. Such a brilliantly written book, such a brilliant style of writing. The story was always fluid and never made me feel like it was trying too hard. It had me hooked from the very beginning. When the prologue starts like that, what else is supposed to happen! And another thing which I've writte...
  • Sid
    1970-01-01
    Oh my God!! How do I even start to review this book? This has been easily one of the best books I've read in this year, one of the best book I've read ever. Such a brilliantly written book, such a brilliant style of writing. The story was always fluid and never made me feel like it was trying too hard. It had me hooked from the very beginning. When the prologue starts like that, what else is supposed to happen! And another thing which I've writte...
  • oh!fortheluvofbooks
    1970-01-01
    Does the audible narrator know that St Pete, Florida natives DO NOT have country accents? I mean that really bugged me with the audio bookI’m super excited this is set is St Pete because that’s my home town, but also I think it made me more critical because the audio book narrator gave them southern accents and that’s soooo wrong. They don’t have them and in fact they make fun of them. And St. Pete was also described as a nasty, drug infe...
  • Kathy Sandlin
    1970-01-01
    I was very excited to read a suspense book set in Florida. It had the makings of a great story with an unspeakable crime and tremendously flawed characters. The story itself was good with some nice twists. What detracted from the story was the setting. When reading a book you don’t realize how much that plays into a story until you read one that just doesn’t work. When picking an actual city that exists you need to have little landmark refere...
  • Kristine
    1970-01-01
    This book definitely held my attention and was a very easy read. It had many problems with its plot, though, and I felt the ending was a bit of a stretch. Decent reading if you would like to have an easy read.
  • Lexie Tyrer
    1970-01-01
    Just wow This book keeps you on your toes the entire time. All the twists and turns you crave. Definitely wasn’t the ending I was expecting.
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    Girls of Glass by author Brianna Labuskes has a shocking conclusion! I could not stop reading this book once I started and when I realized the ... Wait I cannot post spoilers!! This is such a heart-rending story. Alice is a detective in search for answers regarding missing five-year-old Ruby. This case is especially hard for Alice because her daughter was abducted and murdered a few years earlier. She has purposed she will not let her past grief ...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    I would like to thank Netgalley for my advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I would give this book a solid three and a half stars. It’s not quite a four star book. But it also is a stronger read than just three. It is told from the perspective of three different women. You need to pay attention to whose chapter you are reading. It is also not a linear story line. The story jumps back and forth all told around a time of a...
  • Annia
    1970-01-01
    3.5Girls of Glass was a mediocre crime/mystery novel. Interesting enough to keep reading but not really keeping you at the edge of your sit. None of the characters were really likeable to me, so I failed to feel any compassion for them, even though some of them went through very difficult situations. My main problem was that it felt like nothing was really happening for the majority of the book. On the one hand, the detectives spent most of the t...
  • Heather Harris
    1970-01-01
    OUT JANUARY 15, 2019Holy wow! Brianna Labuskes may be one of my new favorite authors! I love crime/suspense novels and she does such a great job. I didn't see the ending coming, and that is one of my favorite things (and hard to do to me lately)!Told from three different points of view, Girls of Glass goes about the days before an after little Ruby Burke went missing and was found dead on the beach. Hear from her mother, aunt and Detective Garner...
  • Kathy Sandlin
    1970-01-01
    I was very excited to read a suspense book set in Florida. It had the makings of a great story with an unspeakable crime and tremendously flawed characters. The story itself was good with some nice twists. What detracted from the story was the setting. When reading a book you don’t realize how much that plays into a story until you read one that just doesn’t work. When picking an actual city that exists you need to have little landmark refere...
  • Soozee
    1970-01-01
    This story begins with the kidnapping of a young child, and the repercussions this act has on her very dysfunctional family and the officers investigating it.However, all is not what it first seems. Her family, outwardly rich and powerful, is steeped in both sexual and emotional abuse. The police officer investigating the crime is also carrying personal luggage, following the kidnapping and murder of her own daughter some years before.When the bo...
  • Nataijah Williams
    1970-01-01
    I am typically not one to read mystery novels but seeing as though I won this from a #goodreadsgiveaway I thought why not, and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. The manner in which the author, Brianna Labuskes, formats the chapters can be a little challenging at first but once you get into the story it all starts to fall in place. This story follows the murder case of Ruby Burke a granddaughter to a high class Judge is St Petersbur...
  • Kristin
    1970-01-01
    I wanted to like this more than I did. But the ending. The ending really changed my opinion of the book. It was like I was reading one book and it turned into another. To be fair, I don't know how much of that was the book and how much was my reading of it: did I miss clues earlier that would have told me that earlier? Or, did I see them and forget them the next time I picked up the book?I really enjoyed the book… for the first 90% of the book....
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    The granddaughter of Florida judge has gone missing and the spotlight now surrounds her immediate family including her mother Charlotte Burke.What happened to Ruby is what's on everyone's mind especially since it's now learned not only was she missing but possibly worse kidnapped and may or may not be alive.Can this case be solved with the help of Detective Alice? Alice knows the situation is dire because all fingers point to Charlotte but is she...
  • Jonathan
    1970-01-01
    Would you like to hear a story?The theme of Girls of Glass is exactly what makes Brianna Labuskes such a good writer. The story revolves around a murder of a small child, Ruby and the investigation by Detective Alice Garner who also suffered the loss of her daughter years earlier. Each detail, clue, and story given adds to the mystery of Ruby and her powerful family in Florida. Each chapter and story told keeps you wondering about how much Alice ...
  • Sarah Carter
    1970-01-01
    Girls of Glass is a book I feel really bad about giving a less-than-stellar review to because 1, I won it from a Goodreads giveaway and 2, it had so much potential... but this book just didn't do it for me. The Burkes were such an interesting family and, honestly, I think if the entire novel had followed them, I would've felt differently about it. Alice's chapters didn't feel authentic and, frankly, were boring - I found myself skimming through t...
  • Snogged
    1970-01-01
    Author Brianna Labuskes lays out a slow-burn suspense thriller in Girls of Glass. It's told from three points of view - Charlotte Burke, Trudy Burke, and Detective Alice Garner. It's also told in shifting timelines (days before and days after the kidnapping/murder of Charlotte's 5 year old daughter.) A lot of secrets and stories come out as the who/what/why unfolds. Some were expected...some were DEFINITELY NOT. There are some triggers for both e...
  • Kristen Jett
    1970-01-01
    Five minute review:I honestly don't even know how to describe this book. (Also, thanks to Thomas & Mercer for gifting it to me!) I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting, but goodness, this was so much more than that. When the granddaughter of a prominent town politician goes missing, what's the story behind it? And does it involve digging up skeletons in the closet? At times, I felt a little disconnected from some of the characters - I suspect...
  • Abbie
    1970-01-01
    Eerily satisfyingBrianna Labuskes breathes life into the characters of this mystery novel.. On the heels of a kidnapper, two detective find way more than they bargain for. The investigation takes off slow, revolving around the very prominent local family. once the little girl is found dead the investigation intensified. It digs deep into buried secrets and controlling parents to uncover horrific acts and lies wrapped in general luxury. I. Never g...
  • Kathleen Gray
    1970-01-01
    What happened to Ruby? Is her mother Charlotte reponsible? Alice, the detective working the case, is more sympathetic that others because of her own experience but little does she know, at the outset, how many horrible secrets there are in this family. Being rich and powerful does not protect you- eventually that wall is going to come down. Told from multiple perspectives and back and forth in time, this is well done suspense. There are enough tw...