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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The End of the Wasp Season. Oct 19, Tim The Enchanter denisee it liked it Shelves: She has suffered mna abuse at the hands of her father, and some members of her family, specifically her mother and a sister, refuse to believe her and that sets off a breakdown. Books by Ganrethill Mina. What are our goals here? This is the first book in a trilogy, and I don’t know if it’s my general weariness with series or a general ennui about this book specifically that’s inhibiting me from checking out the two sequels at this time.

Anyway, the first publisher she took it to bought it. Mostly because I was constantly saying ” For pete’s sake don’t do that! There is no succor for her though, her family are still denying her sexual abuse by her father, she is haunted by a financial legacy from Douglas and her best friend and collaborator falls out with her.

Garnethill Series

I always enjoy a mystery, and this is kina good one; I quite like that the protagonist isn’t gatnethill likable–she reads much more “real” that way; the book has an excellent sense of place–I’ve never been to Glasgow, but while reading this book, I almost felt like I’d walked its streets and smelled its air.


I spent a lot of time thinking about writing, composing lines in my head and day dreaming about hours of blank time in front of the computer. Written from an interesting and intriguing perspective, the Garnethill series is a great read. With a shotgun, the air in the pellet expands dwnise that garnthill you shoot into the head the skull blows up.

An intensely compelling read, “Garnethill,” by Denise Mina, is the first novel in a trilogy; I can’t wait to read the rest. Will I read the other 2 in the trilogy – yes, but I’m going to take a break from them for now.

The Garnethill trilogy books are written with a female perspective, a female who is an incest survivor.

Many similar themes are explored. You can book on a tour or download the PDF guide from the website and walk it yourself.

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Your email address will not be published. The general milieu is pretty depressing – alcoholic parents, incest, rape by doctors and therapists, cops as non-entities, everyone pretty much a self absorbed SOB.

Some of the interactions with the police seemed unreal. The pacing was excellent.

A really unique voice among mystery authors. Panic-stricken, she sets out in pursuit of the truth and soon picks up a horrifying trail of deception and suppressed scandal. Denise Mina born is a Scottish crime writer and playwright. Denisee dialogue is crisp.


I am sucker for a feisty, female protagonist. View all 15 comments.

Garnethill (Garnethill #1) by Denise Mina

Even worse, Maureen discovers that the killer has gsrnethill a number of steps to point the finger of guilt directly at her. The story moves along quickly.

Paperbackpages. Denise Mina’s first book is wonderfully dark, has all the grittiness of a Glasgow alleyway, ties in a dysfunctional and abusive family dynamic that plays into the story effectively and adds tension. She lives in Garnethill, a suburb of Glasgow, and begins an affair with one of the therapists at the hospital, Douglas Brady. I was smoking heavily at the time and would get up, bounce out of bed and light a fag, sit at the machine and start for the day.

We were all bums, no one ever rang us before eleven in the morning. She was so richly drawn, and I felt as though I hovered nearby as she very carefully uncovered the necessary clues and then set out to bait the killer.

Buzz of a lifetime. Maureen was at times feisty and at times timid. I do love these books!! The police suspect her and her brother, Liam, pharmacist without portfolio. You can see photos of the area as it looks now on the Glasgow Album website.