The second book in the Garnethill series
In this followup to Garnethill, Maureen O'Donnell, having lost her job due to investigating her boyfriend's death and now working in a women's shelter, hears about the brutal murder of a former shelter resident. After visiting the husband she decides he is too passive to have beaten and murdered the woman so she goes down to London to investigate. Maureen's own problems continue to haunt her: the return of her abusive father, her alcoholic mother, unfriendly siblings, nosy cops, deteriorating friendship with Leslie and dismay at brother Liam's former occupation. As she delves into the seamy side of the seamiest parts of London she finds herself in danger but somehow also getting stronger. She comes back to Glasgow clearer about who she is and what she wants. Fantastic characters abound in this gritty novel.
Set in Glasgow. Raw and gritty but with compassion. Superb. This is book 2 of the Garnethill Trilogy. Best to read the series in order to make the best sense of things: 1) Garnethill; 2) Exile; 3) Resolution.
An excellent read and just what I always expect from this great mystery writer whose characterizations are just as strong as her plot lines.
my second book of mina's - what great promise - hope she writes very long time - recommended - let go of your prejudices and be part of her writing experience... Life is too short, enjoy many good authors...
My second Mina book, and... the comment is the same: too much inessentials. These books are more about family matters than a mystery or a thriller. After reading half the book, you begin to get bore and wish the end would come quickly. I mean the book is a muddle of dullness. Nothing happens quickly
and again too much do about nothing is not a good way to write a book.
Not my kind of book. Dark and depressing characters.
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