Pablo Simó's life is a mess. His career as an architect is at a dead-end; reduced to designing soulless office buildings desecrating the heart of Buenos Aires. His marriage seems to be one endless argument with his wife over the theatrics of their rebellious teenage daughter. To complicate matters, Pablo has long been attracted to sexy office secretary Marta Horvat, who is probably having an affair with his boss. Everything changes with the unexpected appearance of Leonor, a beautiful young woman who brings to light a crime that happened years before, a crime that everyone in the office wants forgotten, at all costs.
Piñeiro once again demonstrates her capacity to reveal the things hidden behind the facades of our existence; human relationships based on habit and cowardice, rather than love; on excessive ambition and personal gain, rather than morality.
Claudia Pineiro was a journalist and playwright but is now fully dedicated to fiction. She is Argentina's bestselling crime writer.
Miranda France wrote "Bad Times in Buenos Aires",published in 1998, which met with great critical acclaim. She has translated all of Claudia Pineiro's novels that have appeared in English.
Praise for A Crack in the Wall
'A thoughtful and thriller style book about greed, guilt, ambition and breaking free of the rat race....' The Bookbag
'Keeps the reader hooked right up to the wicked, if logical, ending...' Publishers Weekly