House of Glass: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

"Stella Hudson, a lawyer, serves as an advocate for children in contentious custody cases. She spends time with families and submits a recommendation to the judge about who should be given custody. 

Stella’s most recent case involves a young child, Rose, who witnessed the death of her nanny in a fall from her attic room. As a result of the trauma, Rose becomes mute. The police have been unable to determine whether it was an accident or murder, which puts Stella at a disadvantage as she tries to determine whether either parent could be guilty – and, therefore, ineligible for custody.  This is a story full of suspense and atmosphere. It is a page turner as the author weaves in Stella’s issues from childhood along with Rose’s. A really good read!"

— From Sandy's Staff Picks


“Wow, I loved this one so much! I didn’t want it to be over because I was enjoying it so much, but I couldn’t stop turning pages! House of Glass is a gripping thriller that was packed with surprises and compelling characters.” -- Freida McFadden

The next thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen, House of Glass.

On the outside they were the golden family with the perfect life. On the inside they built the perfect lie.

A young nanny who plunged to her death, or was she pushed? A nine-year-old girl who collects sharp objects and refuses to speak. A lawyer whose job it is to uncover who in the family is a victim and who is a murderer. But how can you find out the truth when everyone here is lying?

Rose Barclay is a nine-year-old girl who witnessed the possible murder of her nanny - in the midst of her parent's bitter divorce - and immediately stopped speaking. Stella Hudson is a best interest attorney, appointed to serve as counsel for children in custody cases. She never accepts clients under thirteen due to her own traumatic childhood, but Stella's mentor, a revered judge, believes Stella is the only one who can help.

From the moment Stella passes through the iron security gate and steps into the gilded, historic DC home of the Barclays, she realizes the case is even more twisted, and the Barclay family far more troubled, than she feared. And there's something eerie about the house itself: It's a plastic house, with not a single bit of glass to be found.

As Stella comes closer to uncovering the secrets the Barclays are desperate to hide, danger wraps around her like a shroud, and her past and present are set on a collision course in ways she never expected. Everyone is a suspect in the nanny's murder. The mother, the father, the grandmother, the nanny's boyfriend. Even Rose. Is the person Stella's supposed to protect the one she may need protection from?

About the Author

SARAH PEKKANEN is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of four novels of suspense including The Golden Couple and The Wife Between Us, and the solo author of the thriller Gone Tonight. A passionate volunteer for rescue animals, she serves as an Ambassador for RRSA India and works hands-on in India to heal and vaccinate street dogs. She lives just outside of Washington, D.C., with her family.

Praise For…

“Wow, I loved this one so much! I didn’t want it to be over because I was enjoying it so much, but I couldn’t stop turning pages! HOUSE OF GLASS is a gripping thriller that is packed with surprises and compelling characters.” -- FREIDA MCFADDEN

"Brimming with tension and full of surprises, HOUSE OF GLASS may be my favorite Sarah Pekkanen thriller yet. Eerie, unsettling, and so very, very good. I couldn't put this book down!" -- MEGAN MIRANDA

"A terrifying gothic thriller. The excellent portrayal of fragile psyches and knife-edge suspense throughout make this a winner." --Booklist (Starred Review)

Praise for Sarah Pekkanen's books

"Filled with buried secrets and jaw-dropping deception." --Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"[I was] flying through the pages." -- Hoda Kotb, Today show

"Jaw-dropping. Layered. Triumphant." --Clémence Michallon, The New York Times

"I'm a huge fan of Sarah Pekkanen's books... riveting, original and powerful." --Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Gripping reading." -- People magazine

"In an oversaturated market where even the best authors seem to be phoning it in, Pekkanen is here to remind readers that thrills can still be shocking, twists can still be unexpected, and reading can still keep you up way past your bedtime." --Bookreporter

“Startling, breathtaking.” --Reader's Digest

"Gripping. Packed with surprises and compelling characters." --Freida McFadden, New York Times bestselling author of The Housemaid

"Prepare to stay up until the wee hours." --Real Simple

"Captivating from beginning to end." --Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

"A standout among standouts." -- Glamour magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250283993
ISBN-10: 125028399X
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English