'Remember the name. This is a major talent heading for the top' LITERARY REVIEW. The last time Maureen O'Donnell saw Ann Harris, she was in the Glasgow Women's Shelter smelling of a long binge on cheap drink. A month later Ann's mutilated body, stitched into a mattress, is washed up on the banks of the Thames. No-one, except for Maureen and her ...
'Remember the name. This is a major talent heading for the top' LITERARY REVIEW. The last time Maureen O'Donnell saw Ann Harris, she was in the Glasgow Women's Shelter smelling of a long binge on cheap drink. A month later Ann's mutilated body, stitched into a mattress, is washed up on the banks of the Thames. No-one, except for Maureen and her best mate, Leslie, seems to care about what happened to her, and Maureen is the only person who thinks Ann's husband is innocent. But solving Ann's murder comes as light relief. Maureen's father is back in Glasgow, Leslie is sloping about like a nervous spy, and then there's Angus, Maureen's old therapist, who's twice as bright as she is and making her play a dangerous game with the police. In the long tradition of Scots in trouble, Maureen runs away to London. Looking for answers to the mystery surrounding Ann's death, she becomes embroiled in a seedy world of deceit and violence. Alone in a strange city, Maureen starts to piece together Ann's final days. But time is not on her side, and Maureen needs just twelve hours, just twelve, to put things right, and she doesn't care what it costs...
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This was a wonderful follow-up to "Garnethill". The characters developed further and the plot thickened. I think it could have been a "stand-alone" mystery, but I read all three and it was just right in the middle. After reading this trilogy, I'm definitely interested in reading more books by Denise Mina. She writes stories with atypical protagonists who are also very believable. No glamor in her world! Just regular folks with regular lives that don't always work out so well. The book was riveting and it was hard to stop! For me, though, it was a typical "second" in a series: not quite as good as the first or third, but since those WERE so good, it was easy to forgive.
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