At once wry and shocking, humane and raw, ironic and visceral, Denise Mina brings a distinctive new voice to crime fiction in this gritty, award-winning debut novel set in the grim precincts of Glasgow's Garnethill. There the unlucky Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one fuzzy-headed morning to discover... show more
At once wry and shocking, humane and raw, ironic and visceral, Denise Mina brings a distinctive new voice to crime fiction in this gritty, award-winning debut novel set in the grim precincts of Glasgow's Garnethill. There the unlucky Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one fuzzy-headed morning to discover her therapist-boyfriend in the middle of the living room, tied to one of her kitchen chairs, with his throat slit clean through. Recently recovered from a breakdown, Maureen now finds herself the prime suspect in a grisly murder case. Harassed by the police and hounded by the press, she sets out to reconstruct her dead lover's last days and uncovers a dire trail of rape, deception, and suppressed scandal at a local psychiatric hospital. When a second mutilated corpse surfaces, she realizes hers could be the third. It's time for Maureen to get lucky.
Publish date: January 17th 2001
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Garnethill (#1)
Hey everyone! So, I'm back with a new post and it's going to be another review! Yay, I'm currently working through my fourth book for the month. So, for today I'll be reviewing "Garnethill" by Denise Mina. About: The Story is about a woman name Maureen O'Donnell who woke up on morning to find h...
As some of my more regular readers know, recently I've been making more of a foray into the swampland that is the mystery genre - and it is a common saying of mine that 10% of mysteries are great, 10% are terrible, and the 80% in the middle are just mediocre. Garnethill is many things, but mediocr...
A good story, well thought through and executed, mostly (I took some small consistency issue with the scene where she finds out who the killer is). Glasgow appears interesting and a worthy context, making me consider visiting some of the buildings and sites mentioned, like the lightbulb factory in R...
"Eight long months of emotional turmoil passed as suddenly as a fart."-Blah. Super slow and boring.
a speed read over the weekend to kill time and distract myself...not quite sure why i kept plowing through b/c again, the dialect drove me crazy...i never did discover what a "close" is...never connected with any of the characters, least of all maureen...the family was horrendous, her friends (save ...