Very slow and bizarre start. Hard to get into the book. Eventually we get use to the pace (slow). The end is not very well resolved. It's a very unsettling ending. I can't say that I liked it much.
Excellent crime novel. This is my first book by Ms. Mina and I loved it. The author sets this novel in her hometown of Glasgow Scotland and I believe it is the latest in a series.. She constructs very credible characters against a gritty as well as beautiful Scotland.as background. We learn about "The firm" through her matter of fact way of adding interesting insight about Glasgow into the story. The story telling is gripping, seldom lets up and is witty and smart. It is hard to put down. This author can go against the best in the genre and she will not disappoint. Great read
Excellent read for the summer. Could not put it down. Characters well drawn, story interesting and compelling,.
I have lijked her other characters better but Alex Morrow is growing on me. I really love this author and it gives me a definite picture of Glasgow.
Not usually a fan of murder/crime but this was an excellent read. Well written, good story that kept my attention.
This was my first Denise Mina book and I really enjoyed it. So much so that I have placed other titles on hold so I can learn the history of the characters Alex Morrow, her family plus her police colleagues.
Not bad, but not exactly scintillating, either. Read it if you have nothing else to do.
to much graphic violence for my liking- had to stop reading it
The latest instalment of the DS Alex Morrow series. Set in Glasgow, this is a smart, engrossing addition as we continue to follow Alex's career as a homicide detective & her home life where she & her husband await the arrival of twins. As always, in the background is her brother Danny who has chosen the other side of the law & she goes to great lengths to distance herself from her upbringing & any contact with him. A brutal murder & an extremely disfunctional family strike a chord. And there may be big changes as Bannerman faces his own problems as her boss. These can be read as stand alone novels but you get alot more out of them if you know the history.
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