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[Manda Scott] â No Good Deed [punx PDF] Read Online Ë I have read other books by the same author and couldn t put them down Though I enjoyed the book and the story line it was easy to put down Will read others as this was her first book and want to see how her writing progresses.
I really enjoyed her previous series w the Kellen Stewart character and thought I d give this one a try It s a darker and grittier mystery than her previous work and there was definitely a psychological edge to this one I liked it.
Orla McLeod Knows Too Much About Violence For Her Own Good She Knows About Pain And How To Inflict It, She Knows About Guilt And She Knows About Survival And Because Of Her Own Experiences, She Knows What These Things Can Do To A Child So When She And A Nine Year Old Boy Are The Only Ones Left Alive In A Freezing Glasgow Tenement After A Special Branch Undercover Operation She Was Spearheading Has Gone Disastrously Wrong, There S No Way Orla McLeod S Going To Hand Jamie Buchanan Over To Social Services Not When Jamie S The Sole Witness To Tord Svensen Committing An Act Of Savagery So Awful It S Rapidly Turning Him Into One Of The Most Feared Criminals In Europe Especially Since Svensen Knows A Lot About Survival Too orla is an undercover agent in scotland to try and bust the biggest crime and drug dealer but it goes disastrously wrong she and a 9 year old boy r the only ones left alive after she kills 3 men and his mother and friend r dead from bad drugs he turns mute and worse still her boyfriend is tortured for 6 hours and then killed she and her team r taken off the case and she moves to her mother s house in the scottish highlands but it appears the dealer has very high up connections and it is not long before she i located against orders she returns to the city to try and better this dealer but his knowledge goes far plus it appears that the murder of her father and brother plus the maiming of her mother and self will rear it s ugly head to torment her what s true and Val McDermid summed up this thriller as dark, taut, and edgy Nuff said If you like your mysteries like that, you ll love this one.
I m so sad that Manda Scott has apparently given up writing mysteries in favor of a lengthy series of historical novels about Boudicca I very much enjoyed her veterinary series, and finally got around to this stand alone which was, if anything, even better.
Orla MacLeod and Luke, one of her colleagues in a four person special police unit, are undercover in the Glasgow slums on the track of a drug lord I don t want to spoil any of the suspense, but Orla does end up with custody of a small boy who has seen far too much and may be in danger She takes him to the Highlands, where her widowed mother lives Both Orla and her mother were disfigured, and Orla s father and brother killed, in Northern Ireland years ago The reader begins to suspect that a man whose trial precipitated the killing is now out of prison and possibly looking for Orla and her mother This is one of tho Sometimes you look at the back cover of the book, read the awesome reviews, decide to read it and then end up feeling disappointed This is exactly what happened with this book.
There are some 200 pages of the main character just trying to connect with a kid, in some snow laden parts of a country whose relevance to the storyline is debatable The plot could have been much better constructed and it seems like you are just thrown into the middle of some messed up operation Too much emotional tones for a crime novel Oh and the character development of Jamie is pretty much zero Any real suspense in this novel, is, perhaps only in the last chapter That, it was nominated for Edgar Awards, is a little shocking for me.
And for the love of God, what happened to Luke
I persevered through this gritty offering but felt rather bewildered through large swatches of the story line Like I was missing a whole nother book containing the back story, possibly several other books I really liked some of the characters but had no idea why they cared about other characters or even exactly what the heck crime they were trying to solve while Orla was undercover There some good stuff here but my main take away was just baffling.
There are two distinct categories of good book There s the page turner that keeps you reading faster and faster, flipping the pages into the night with ever increasing enthusiasm to find out what happens Then there s the books that you want to savour and you turn the pages slower and slower, you want to know the conclusion but you don t want to miss a step of the journey, every page is magical and you need to feel it every minute you can And what s , you trust the author to get you there, you know you won t end up feeling let down This book is the second type and the first book this year 2001 that I ve finished thinking that it was the best book I ve read this year I was a little disappointed when I heard tha