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The Dead Won't Sleep (Rosie Gilmour) Paperback – May 1, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
In this the first of those books we meet the central character Rosie Gilmour as she investigates an apparent suicide which turns out to be much more as the tale progresses. Two of Scotland's most senior police officers and a string of other "Top People" are eventually involved in a particularly evil exploitation of young children.Some of Glasgow's most notorious gangsters come into the picture and In the dramatic climax Rosie only just escapes a faked suicide herself. Final lesson is it pays to do good deeds to total strangers in your life.
Brillant story I love Rosie she's feisty and brave
The story is very realistic and shows how power can go to the head
The sad parts were heart wrenching and I loved Gemma the little girl
The synopsis sounded great before I had even started the book, but once I got going I was in for a treat. It's Glasgow in the 1990s and when the body of a young girl washes up on a beach, people don't pay much attention. It's just another dead junkie, except the media gets hold of the fact that the victim Tracey Eadie was just 14 years old and was meant to be in the safety of a children's home. The first few chapters had me hooked and from then on, things got put on the back burner (such as dinner!).
The main character in this book is the journalist Rosie Gilmour. Rosie is certainly not whiter than white, but comes across as a little bit vulnerable too. One of the things that struck me about this book is the language, and I don't mean swearing. My husband family are from Glasgow so I am very well adjusted to the way they talk and their accent. Anna Smith manages to get across the accent and the way in which the Glaswegians talk, which translates on paper (if that makes sense?!?). In my opinion it gives the writing a real edge and you get a real feel for the way they speak which I really loved.
The plot was what really kept me gripped, and the shocking part about it, is that it is 100% believable.Read more ›
The opening pages set the scene well with a death and disposal of the corpse overboard at sea. The first shock is the revelation as to who's involved. The story follows a headstrong investigative reporter, Rosie. Keen to expose corruption and totally involved in her journalist lifestyle, she's a likeable and well rounded character. She carries a personal burden and along the way, the nature of her difficult past are revealed through a liaison with another troubled individual. All the core central characters have a real feel to them. In particular, the dialogue really hits the spot. The language used changes according to character, so whether it's a child, DCI or Editor, it sounds exactly right.
Great plot, strong characters and fast paced from start to finish. I was totally drawn in to an exciting exposé of dirty dealing in Glasgow's underbelly and the machinations of the press. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
However, in the genre of the story and where it took place, in the city, I suppose it was the 'norm'.
Won't be reading any more of Anna Smiths books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book as it was said to be in par with martina cole but having read all of Cole's books I would say this is far from anything like that. Read morePublished on April 21, 2014 by Katie Harrison
I have read both of her books and they are just simply excellent! Only 15 days to go before I get my hands on her 3rd - Screams in the Dark! Out 31st Jan 2013.Published on January 16, 2013 by Dr. C.K. Yeung