Smash all the Windows
Winner of the The Selfies Book Award 2019
An IAN finalist
Readers’ Favourite Silver Medallist
‘Wow! Smash All The Windows by Jane Davis is an unforgettable story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
Thirteen years after the St Botolph and Old Billingsgate disaster, the victims’ families have lost faith in the justice system. But not in each other.
‘Takes us right under the skin of a cast of highly memorable characters, so that by the end of the book they become people we care deeply about.’ ~ Clare Flynn, author of The Pearl of Penang
London, 22 August 2003. The day began like any other. It ended in tragedy. Fifty-eight people who set off for work in the morning didn’t make it home.
On that fateful day, the dead weren’t the only casualties. For thirteen cruel years, their search for truth has eaten up everything. Marriages, families, health, careers and finances. Entire futures that should have been.
The justice system has failed the victims’ families. Now an unlikely hero is about to enter their lives. Eric, a first-year law student has studied the chain of events that led to the accident, and thinks he has the answers they’ve searched long and hard for. But first he has a question: Can the victims’ families find the strength for one last fight?
Tapping into the issues of the day, Jane delivers an unforgettable story of sacrifice and resilience, humanity and hope. Written with urgency, authenticity and an overwhelming sense of empathy, Smash all the Windows is a richly rewarding read that will have you cheering the victims’ families all the way to the final page.
Also available as an audiobook
‘WOW! This is my book of the year to date.’ ~ M K Turner
‘An all-round triumph.’ ~ John Hudspith
‘An astounding read. I was completely captivated.’ ~ Liz Carr
‘Charged with meaning and as gripping as any thriller.’ ~ Lorna Fergusson, author
At once emotional and gripping it is also a joy to read thanks to Davis’ effortlessly beautiful writing style. In my view, this really is Booker Prize material.’ ~ Karen P Inglis, author
‘This fictional disaster echoes with real emotions. I read it twice and believed every word.’ ~ J J Marsh, author
‘Jane Davis has quickly become one of my favourite authors and Smash all the Windows confirms exactly why!’ Bronwyn Kotze
‘This book was simply stunning – a portrait of grief and loss with immense emotional depth.’ ~ Anne Williams, Being Anne
‘Jane Davis is one of those authors whose books all have an entirely different feeling to each other, Smash All The Windows being another example of what ties them all together: the brilliant depiction of the characters, whatever their age, circumstance or time period.’ ~ Cleopatra Loves Books, Top 500 reviewer.
‘With a full cast of true-to-life Londoners and a fascinating and timely premise, Davis casts a spell over her readers.’ ~ Kendra Olson
‘This is a stunning book, written by an author so skilled at both the big and little, the near and far, the personal and the collective, that you’ll walk away from the conclusion feeling as if you’ve truly been on a journey.’ ~ Lorraine Devon Wilke, Author
‘Believe me when I say I am so engrossed that the building could fall down around me and I would not look up from my book!’ ~ Beth Allen, US
Cover design by Andrew Candy based on original artwork by Vasyl Helevachuk and Elegeyda @ Dreamstime and Borchee @ iStock.
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