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All the things that are good about this trilogy are good about this book Namely good writing, like in the basic stuff of what people say and how feelings and sensory stuff is described great evocation of setting Glasgow again, thankfully engaging characters satisfying overarching journey for the protagonist, that natch resolves in this one.
Spoiler alerts Here s what I felt was a little less good overly tidy plotting the emotional lives are suitably messy, but how it all cleans up felt too clean relatedly, in one very crucial plot twist a character not particularly defined by her physical strengh never mind her athletic murderousness athletically murders someone who is himself a professional and athletic murderer and psychopath, thus helping to assure that tidy ending It s too much relatedly, Mina does that annoying thing where she keeps us in su Resolution completes the trilogy featuring Maureen O Donnell of Glasgow, Scotland She s emotionally fragile, having survived childhood incest pepetrated by her father Michael and the recent murder of her married lover Douglas Now Douglas s accused murderer is going on trial, but he may be trying to set himself up for an insanity defense by driving her crazy Maureen has been living off money that Douglas gave her before his death, but that has pretty much run out She and her best friend Leslie fired from her job at the women s shelter run a stall in a flea market selling illegal cigarettes They meet another stallholder, Ella McGee, who has been a prostitute in her youth Ella s two adult children, Simon and Margaret, have thrived through criminal pursuits and she wor Grim and gritty Glasgow hard drinking down and outers kind of the opposite of Scott s Scotland Denise Mina s books concern sexual abuse and gender politics, and avoid the usual formulas of the police procedural instead, they re told from the point of view of women and victims In this trilogy, the central character Maureen O Donnell requires effort sometimes to like but is hard to resist she s an alky, she makes crap decisions, and she s no romantic, yet she s brave, loyal, and pissed off at injustice Start with Garnet Hill then Exile, though, since there is a dramatic arc to the trilogy.
The struggle was real with this one.
I ve been a fan girl of Scottish mystery writer Denise Mina for a while now I ve loved the other two books in the Garnethill trilogy Garnethill and Exile, respectively and what I ve read of her Paddy Meehan trilogy I ve even read the Hellblazer comics she has authored I liked this trilogy so much, I put off reading this entry because I didn t want it to end So I was surprised when I found the conclusion of this story just OK I haven t been as thrilled with her Alex Morrow books, but I ve only read the first one Admittedly, part of the problem is I probably waited too long between the second and third books I forgot some plot details I forgot some characters And Mina does a spotty job catching the reader up sometimes she backtracks and explains, sometimes she does not This book is aptly named, as it is the Resolution of the Maureen O a superb series full of strong, believable women, all of whom are survivors and not victims.
Mina was not joking around when she entitled this one, Resolution Want Mauri to address and resolve her personal issues Done Want her to take on an only tangentially related murder mystery and thereby aid all sorts of anonymous but oppressed women No problem Think her family needs to get its act together Sure thing Been worrying about justice for Pauline Don t worry no How about Siobhan Solved It s a wonder what a few support groups, the love of a good man, and gardening can do for the psyche In all seriousness, I think this was the best written book of the trilogy the plot moved along quickly and Mina covered the material of the previous two books a bit skillfully than she had introduced it in the last one Even all the Resolutions felt really great at first It wasn t until about half an hour after I closed the book that I started to feel a little cheapened by it all these are Recension Denise Mina s work is dark Very dark Her characters struggle with life, in seamy situations, following impossibly painful experiences For instance, Maureen O Donnell, works to make a life of some sort, as a survivor of childhood incest rape and the recent murder of her married therapist boyfriend She drinks a bit She wants to protect her sister s soon to be born child from her father, even though most of her family paints her as the problem, not her father rapist If that weren t enough, she gets caught up in the life and death of Ella, a rather nasty old woman, who has a stall near her own in a market The deeper Maureen gets into Ella s situation, the dangerous things become for Maureen and the she has to cont
Sadly, it was not meant to be.
I really did try with this one There were so many things I was excited to see, so many elements I was hoping wou Blending Suspense, Compassion, Raw Instinct, And Grim Wit, Denise Mina S Resolution Completes Her Compelling Garnethill Trilogy Which Includes Two New York Times Book Review Notable books Of The Year That Val McDermid, Author Of A Place Of Execution, Calls Head And Shoulders Above Much Of Contemporary Crime Fiction In Her Gripping New Crime Novel, Mina Returns Once To The Seamier Precincts Of Glasgow And The Untidy World Of The Hapless But Resolute Maureen O Donnell Maureen S Abusive Father Has Shown Up Again In Glasgow And Angus Farrell, The Psychologist Who So Gruesomely Murdered Her Therapist Boyfriend, Is Going On Trial With Maureen As The Star Witness Meanwhile, She S Embroiled In Another Hard Bitten Family S Feud When Ella McGee, An Elderly Stallholder At The Flea Market Where Maureen Sells Illegally Imported Cigarettes, Decides To Take Her Son To Small Claims Court Over Unpaid Wages And Then Turns Up Beaten Brutally In Albert Hospital Violence Hovers In The Most Familiar Precincts Of Maureen S Garnethill, And Denise Mina Once Again Proves Herself To Be An Award Winning Writer