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Maureen O'Donnell, surely one of the most unlikely crime solvers in recent history, comes from a family so seriously dysfunctional that it deserves a television series of its own. Her mother is an overly dramatic alcoholic who "could scene-steal from an eclipse"; her brother Liam is a bumbling drug dealer; and the black sheep of the family is a sister who went to London and became a Thatcherite. The troubled but gutsy Maureen decides to dump her boyfriend, Douglas--an abusive (and married) psychologist she met while a patient at a sex-abuse clinic. After a night of drinking with a friend who's a social worker, Maureen wakes up to find that Douglas has been tied to a kitchen chair in her flat with his throat slashed. As someone with both a motive and a history of mental illness, Maureen is the most likely suspect--until a second, similar murder occurs that links the crimes to a local psychiatric hospital. Denise Mina, who has a background in health care, law, and criminology, is definitely a writer to watch. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The characters are well developed and very believable.
The answer for Garnethill is not only Yes Yes Yes but the book was so finely crafted that I feel as if I really have spent time with the characters and I miss them.
All in all, this is a good book and I'm looking forward to reading the next two in the trilogy.
Pretty good read. I could really see how much her writing improved from reading her later books first then these earlier works. Mush better writing in the later book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Dee
Not one of Mina's better books. It is way too long and has far too many characters making sporadic appearances in the story. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Niall Beirne
Fantastic read. I hope the publisher has a Kindle edition for this first of the trilogy like they have available in Canada.Published 25 days ago by William A. Cooper
I'm Glaswegian and this book captures the realism and wonderful black humour of this great city!! Thank you Denise Mina for my best read of the year,Published 1 month ago by MomAndDadOf3
It was great spending a little time in Glasgow with these characters, especially since I haven't been there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Buddha Baby
I will read anything Denise Mina writes; her characters are believable Scots in Glasgow, warts and all, intelligent and gritty and always a good plot. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Francine Falk-Allen
I was not all that thrilled with it. It took time to get into it but was able to finish it.Published 6 months ago by Anne Seccombe
The book is too long and plodding. It does pick up steam the last 50 pages or so. The fact that the murderer is mentioned only 26 times in a 400 page book gives the reader little... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gregory Stricherz
A great thriller from Ms. Mina. This is the first novel from this author that I have read. I just purchased the second book in the trilogy and will purchase the third as well. Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Nieto