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D is not to blame Taking her search to London Maureen soon encounters disturbing truths about Ann's hidden past including a secret that has Maureen fighting for her life More Glaswegian grit and gumption from Denise Mina my latest fave in the crimemystery genre Her heroine is a mess her baddies are revolting but she writes lyrically about the city itself

review Exile author Denise Mina

Exile author Denise Mina

The body of shelter resident Ann Harris washes up on the banks of the Thames River two weeks later Maureen vows to discover what happened and to prove that Ann's husban I did try and read this a year or two previously but gave up after fifty or so pages as I wasn t in the mood Finishing it on this second attempt what struck me was the high uality of the writing as compared to a number of crime novels I have read recently with functional but no prose Mina really impresses and amuses with her stunningly evocative descriptions and wry humour I have two or three other books by the same author on my shelf waiting to be read I will space them out and ration the pleasureThe only issue was the fact I didn t completely enjoy the novel for all the high level of merit The grim events depressing family dynamics poverty addiction mental illness it was at times a little relentless and made for a conflict between wanting to put the book down and walk away which is unusual for me and wanting to carry on reading as you need to know what happens next Even expecting this from Denise Mina I felt this was a little harder to take than a couple of the other series by the same author The White Nights of Ramadan up on the banks of the Thames River two weeks later Maureen vows to discover what happened and to prove that Ann's husban I did try and read this a year or two previously but gave Beyond the Pale up after fifty or so pages as I wasn t in the mood Finishing it on this second attempt what struck me was the high The Black Ice Score (Parker, uality of the writing as compared to a number of crime novels I have read recently with functional but no prose Mina really impresses and amuses with her stunningly evocative descriptions and wry humour I have two or three other books by the same author on my shelf waiting to be read I will space them out and ration the pleasureThe only issue was the fact I didn t completely enjoy the novel for all the high level of merit The grim events depressing family dynamics poverty addiction mental illness it was at times a little relentless and made for a conflict between wanting to put the book down and walk away which is The Black Painting unusual for me and wanting to carry on reading as you need to know what happens next Even expecting this from Denise Mina I felt this was a little harder to take than a couple of the other series by the same author

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Trying to escape her own troubled past and the memories of her lover's murder Maureen O'Donnell finds refuge working as a counselor at a shelter for battered women When I love Denise Mina She writes mysteries wrapped in sualor and drama and tied up with a little crazy bow They re usually set in Scotland which furthers my delight I m SUCH an Anglophile And if you like that sort of thing Exile is even bleak and psychological than the first book in this particular seriesMaureen our heroine is recovering from the death of her psychologistlover the return of her child rapist father to Glasgow her family s unwillingness to accept her hatred and fear of her father and also her last encounter with a psychopath now safeishly locked away in jail She s at a very low point crying all the time with no prompting and contemplating suicide so when her friend Leslie asks for her help in investigating the disappearance of a woman from the battered women s shelter Leslie manages Maureen is actually kind of grateful for the distraction Her investigation leads her all over Glasgow and London as she puts herself in ever dangerous situations purportedly to try and find the truth but clearly also engaging in self destructive behavior In the end she s rewarded with a little bit of peace and a renewed friendship with Leslie There s one book in this series and while I may need some time to recover from the utter bleakness and depression in this book I won t be able to stay away in the end Because Mina just writes so well and so trueand because I m a sucker for a damaged soul


10 thoughts on “Exile author Denise Mina

  1. says:

    Part 2 in the Garnethill series doesn't disappointBroken and bruised from the murder of her boyfriend Maureen needs her best friend than ever

  2. says:

    I really like these books and the fact that they're so dialogue heavy makes them uick reads The one problem I have with them is going to sound petty and to be honest it might just be something I have to get over if I'm going to like mystery novels Here's the thing I'm smart; I'm reading about the case from 3 or 4 different points of view; I'm trying to think several steps ahead and examining each character as a likely suspect Maureen O'Donn

  3. says:

    I love Denise Mina She writes mysteries wrapped in sualor and drama and tied up with a little crazy bow They're usually set in Scotland which furthers my delight I'm SUCH an Anglophile And if you like that sort of thing Exile is even bleak and psychological than the first book in this particular seriesMaureen our heroine is recovering from the death of her psychologistlover the return of her child rapist father to Glasgow her fam

  4. says:

    Twenty something Maureen O'Donnell continues to be plagued mentally and emotionally by two major life events The sexual molestation a

  5. says:

    I don’t know uite how I feel about this Maureen O’Donnell broke my heart on the very last page of Garnethill The things she Leslie said about Siobhan were so bizarrely out of character nonsensically cruel I don’t think I’m ever going

  6. says:

    I did try and read this a year or two previously but gave up after fifty or so pages as I wasn't in the mood Finishing it on this seco

  7. says:

    Upon finishing Garnethill I wasn’t overly crazy about continuing this trilogy I was interested in seeing where things went but it wasn’t an intense desire In fact if I had not brought the trilogy as a collection I would not have been continuing However being a glutton for punishment I dove into Exile with the hope of improvemen

  8. says:

    This is her second book and there is no surprise that Denise Mina is a very well liked author Beautifully written riveting story Unre

  9. says:

    More Glaswegian grit and gumption from Denise Mina my latest fave in the crimemystery genre Her heroine is a mess her baddi

  10. says:

    Just finished Denise Mina’s Exile book 2 in the Garnethill Trilogy I did enjoy book 1 Garnethill however this book was much better Maureen’

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