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The Garnethill trilogy of suspense thrillers feature Maureen O’Donnell. Garnethill (Garnethill #1), Exile (Garnethill, #2), Resolution (Garnethill, #3). From its opening pages, this winner of the John Creasy Memorial Award for best first crime novel pulls readers inexorably into the tortured world of sexual. Garnethill [Denise Mina] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A shattering first novel You can’t look away from it. –New York Times Book.

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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. Her books are primarily set in or around Glasgow, and remind me very much of Ian Rankin’s Rebus series. Normally, I’m not a reader of stories miina dysfunctional families, but this one really works. I recall banging through the first two books, Garnethill and Exilein a weekend, then feeling rather distraught having to wait for the third in the trilogy.

Maureen and Lisbeth were both abuse survivors and were institutionalized.

In the morning, she awakes to find her boyfriend, dead and tied up in her living room. Will I read t A different book actually. Eventually, as the character developed, I came to understand her occasionally odd behavior. In the blink of a mascara-streaked eye, I was petulantly throwing a Garnethilp and soda across the fitted white shag pile of my open plan living room. Then a second body is discovered.


I enjoyed this book more the Field of Blood, book 1 in the Paddy Meehan series. Garnethill Garnethill Denise Mina. Mina and her present setting seem a million miles from such gruesome images. My biggest issue with this book was in the somewhat clunky way the perpetrator was revealed.

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Paperbackpages. Thanks for garnsthill us about the problem. Maureen is a denize likeable character, flawed and damaged but good at mona, and we are cheering for her throughout the book, hoping against hope things work out and she figures out the crime before she gets locked away.

Nov 18, James Thane rated it really liked it. I had to keep excusing myself at work and hiding in the loo because I when it occurred to me I would laugh like a drunk sailor on shore leave. Anyways, I give this book 3 stars – would I recommend it to others, yes but with caution. Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in She lives in Garnethill, a suburb of Glasgow, and begins an affair with one of the therapists at the hospital, Douglas Brady.

Being the prime suspect Maureen starts her own investigation into Douglas’ death and is soon drawn into some very dark and disturbing past incidents. Although the title of the book is a place name, the setting did not stand out nor did it add to the story. How would you go about finding the person who did this? She suffers from mental problems caused by being abused by garnefhill father.

And, as if all of this isn’t enough, she’s got an extremely dysfunctional family to deal with, some of whom think she’s agrnethill guilty.


Garnethill series — Denise Mina

It also throws all of her future dealings with people into suspicion since they can always doubt that she understands truth from reality. Despite some bumps and bruises, the overall plot was entertaining and engaging. Will I read the other 2 in the trilogy – yes, but I’m going to take a break from them for now. Your email address will not be published. The author presents the police as either incompetent or corrupt. It was a strange cafe, furnished with old school desks and a curvy bit of a church pew.


Next post — Tuesday, 12 Feb. I did not find the mixture of a real Glasgow and invented Glasgow entirely convincing but that is a small complaint about a worthwhile read. She always intended it as a trilogy, partly because it was too big a family story to fit into one novel and partly because she liked the triptych form in art history.

I had densie months.

If you’re not into spoilers for this book, I am going to tell you what the last page says, so you know, consider yourself warned if you continue reading my fist-shaking fury. The police suspect her barnethill her brother, Liam, pharmacist without portfolio. View all 4 comments.