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Trailer ↠´ Garnethill PDF by Ð Denise Mina Intense, taut psychological thriller many wounded, twisted characters with the desire to survive past and present tragedies This book is well written and presents a very believable, gritty protagonist named Maureen a victim of familial abuse that haunt her past and ignite her current lifestyle Engrossing, hard to put down, but very disturbing in content.
Denise Mina is an author I ve been meaning to read for quite some time As a fan of British crime thrillers, I m always looking for new authors to try, and Denise Mina is an author to have been mentioned many times in the past Thus, I decided to dive in with the Garnethill trilogy.
I ll be completely honest and say I wasn t won over by this one I found this one very difficult to get into, and spent the start of the book forcing myself to work my way through it In truth, the first half of the book had me convinced I would be handing out a two star rating It was as we worked deeper into the story that I became intrigued, willing to turn the page.
Don t get me wrong, this one didn t wow me However, it did win me over in the end There were plenty of elements added to this one, many things that left me curious I wasn t crazy about everything, but I was interested in seeing how Maureen O Donnell Wakes Up One Morning To Find Her Therapist Boyfriend Murdered In The Middle Of Her Living Room And Herself A Prime Suspect In A Murder Case Determined To Clear Her Name, Maureen Undertakes Her Own Investigation And Learns Of A Similar Murder At A Local Psychiatric HospitalShe Soon Uncovers A Trail Of Deception And Repressed Scandal That Could Clear Her Name Or Make Her The Next Victim A Solid First Effort 3 Stars Having read some of Denise Mina s later works, I know her a good writer with vibrant characters Knowing this was her first novel, I lowered my expectation While I thought it was a good novel, it was by no means great The story had sturdy bones but it was not always well fleshed out Plot Summary After a drunken night with a friend, Maureen O Donnell stumbles home and passes out on her bed In the morning, she awakes to find her boyfriend, dead and tied up in her living room While she is immediately seen as the prime suspects, Maureen follows a trail of evidence and murders to exposes a web of secrets, shame and abuse My Take For me, the biggest impediment in the novel, was the pace of the story From beginning to end, it felt as if the story was stuttering and I was continually reorienting myself In small part, this was due to Scottish Garnethill is a good example of a first novel in series that works and works well The main character in this story is a young woman, Maureen O Donnell Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the back story finds Maureen in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown for reasons explained but which I will not go into here , and as this story opens, she s home again, with a job and in an affair with a married therapist named Douglas Maureen didn t know he was married until just recently, and has decided to break it off Off with a friend she goes for a few drinks, comes home blotto and passes out in her bed The next morning, however, she wakes up, and finds Douglas dead, sitting tied to a chair with his throat slit from one end to the other After a panic attack, Maureen calls the police, bu Garnet Hill is the first book in a trilogy, it won the John Creasey Award for Best First Crime Novel The story is set in Glasgow and Millport, Scotland A woman named Maureen O Donnell finds a body in her living room, it is Douglas Brady, her married boyfriend Maureen is a child abuse survivor and had spent time in a psychiatric hospital The police suspect her and her drug dealing brother Liam Maureen launches her own investigation to clear her name and begins to question who her real friends are and the kind of man Douglas was I really liked this book, the writing style drew me and kept me interested The pacing was excellent The author left many threads in the first 25% of the book, and then took the story in a di Maureen O Donnell, the daughter of a severely dysfunctional family, has recently left the psychiatric hospital where she has been treated as a victim of sexual abuse She lives in Garnethill, a suburb of Glasgow, and begins an affair with one of the therapists at the hospital, Douglas Brady One night after working at her dead end job, Maureen goes out with a girlfriend and gets seriously drunk She stumbles home and falls into bed, failing to notice that her boyfriend, Douglas, has been brutally murdered in her living room She discovers the horrible scene the next morning Even worse, Maureen discovers that the killer has taken a number of steps to point the finger of guilt directly at her.
The police do not have enough evidence to charge her, at least not at the moment, and Maureen launche Denise Mina is a true treasure of a discovery Her books are primarily set in or around Glasgow, and remind me very much of Ian Rankin s Rebus series Her protagonists are all female, most of them of the Irish minority in Glasgow, poor, and heavy drinkers They do seem to have a gift for finding themselves in incredibly awkward situations But Mina has an wonderful gift for characterization Every person in these books lives and breathes authenticity I do love these books
This is the book that made me fall in love with Denise Mina She s a terrific social commentator and does all the things good crime fiction should always do talk about characters and how their lives are changed for the better or worse by acts of violence.
I had mixed feelings about Garnethill Mina is clearly a skilled writer and the story is well plotted, with some nice twists and tension points, and is particularly strong on characterization It also has a nice sense of place and contextualisation with respect to incest, abuse, family feuds, friendship and mental health issues The full complexity of Maureen as a character shines through My problem was with Maureen, however If there is a difficult path, she seems to take it The story is set up so that you re meant to feel sympathy and empathy for her in opposition to the characters that oppose her, in particular her mother and Joe McEwan, the policeman in charge of the investigation into Douglas death My problem was that I often identified with McEwan than Maureen, especially as the book progressed In her obsession to exact a retributive justice, s