"This book has an authentic, rich, and elegant feel to it. The kind of feel that I've only came across by very seasoned, big name authors... Watching Glass Shatter isn't all tears, it's also very modern and chic... Watching Glass Shatter is about grief, trauma, healing, and family ties that go beyond that of any other family story I've read."
Cathleen Townsend, Author of 'Twelve Tales of Christmas'
"Watching Glass Shatter is one of the best literary books I've read... James Cudney weaves each character's concerns together skillfully, leaving the reader in a state of high anticipation for the final denouement. If you are a lover of literary fiction, you will likely find this a satisfying read."
Reader's Favorite Review
"Wow! Watching Glass Shatter by James Cudney is an experience not to be missed. Page 1 drew me straight into the story and from there it was hard to put it down. I loved the way each chapter surrounded separate characters, rather than the story being jumbled together; it made it much easier to follow and it also allowed each character to be developed individually as well as part of a family. They say the devil is in the detail and, Mr. Cudney, you nailed it! I was left in no doubt as to who these people were, what each of them was battling against, and the development of both characters and story together allowed me to identify with each one. I absolutely loved this book. It's the kind of story that makes you realize that what you see isn't always what you get, that everyone has the potential to be hiding some deep and painful secret, and that you really shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Fabulous, looking forward to more from James Cudney."
Book Blog Review
"First and foremost, I loved this book so much. The plot is well-thought out and intricately and methodically crafted. The execution is great, especially the last several chapters are stunningly beautiful, incredibly gut-wrenching, this is surprisingly and astoundingly a great read for a debut author."
"Watching glass shatter is a suspenseful family drama, that will make you feel all the emotions there are. you will be angry, you will be happy, you will cry and you will be hopeful. all characters are beautifully written, realistic and relatable. there is no way, you won't become a huge fan of everyone in the glass family. the writing is thrilling and beautiful, so that you will have a page turner in your hands, that you will not want to put down. "watching glass shatter" is a wonderful debut novel that i highly recommend to anyone."