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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

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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. Twenty something Maureen O Donnell continues to be plagued mentally and emotionally by two major life events The sexual molestation as a young girl at the hand of her father and the vicious murder of her boyfriend six months earlier The molestation in itself was devastating enough but Maureen s ability to deal with the aftermath is seriously affected by her mother and sisters disbelief that Maureen is telling the truthFortunately though Maureen s brother and her friend Leslie are solidly behind her Well Leslie has been until recently ever since she s been involved with a man in her lifeMaureen deals with her depression and anxiety by seeking solace in her apartment enjoying being on her own When her thoughts encroach too heavily Maureen turns to alcohol often to excessIt is into this backdrop that a woman goes missing from the domestic abuse shelter where Leslie works It s not unusual for women to leave such places but for reasons Leslie isn t sharing with Maureen this woman s disappearance is different and personal Leslie asks Maureen s help to find Ann Harris the missing woman who is mother to four young children and wife to Jimmy HarrisWhat ensues is a vigilante investigation by the two women with Maureen going alone to London to follow the clues wherever they lead herIt s a well written story with interesting and believable characters and suspense that builds and builds until it seems there will be no end

Denise Mina ✓ 9 review

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 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 Donnell is drinking herself sick morning noon and night making every possible wrong move almost getting herself killed walking into danger and ignoring good advice and generally being a lovable fuckup And in a flash of insight she solves the mystery and I m left scratching my head What With the amount of liuor she s belting back she should barely be able to comprehend a bus map let alone crack the case while my sober and crafty self is sitting in the darkWow after reading that back I can see that I really am petty


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 but Leslie is in love for the first time Leslie ignores Maureen and shuts her out and Mauri is hurt and bewildered Liam her brother reassures her that it's only temporary as it's the honeymoon phase of their relationshipNeeding something to fill the gap of friendship Maureen takes interes

  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

  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

  4. says:

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

  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 to get over how much I loathed the end of that book but I remember really loving

  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 second attempt what struck me was the high uality of the writing as compared to a number of

  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 improvement – after all so many people seem to enjoy Denise Mina as an author and I was hoping to find a s

  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 Unrelenting strong and ruthless almost a Seven like feeling at times

  9. says:

    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

  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’s character is in a self destructive post traumatic stress downward spiral fueled mainly by alcohol She is investigating a murder at the reuest of her friend Leslie who is not much less of a mess A

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