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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For her, justice is a more complex issue related to the requirements of the crime genre: In the morning, she awakes to find her boyfriend, dead and tied up in her living room.

Misusing her grant she stayed at home and wrote a novel, ‘Garnethill’ when she was supposed to be studying instead. It also provides garnethil, chilling window into the world of sexual abuse.

In the blink of a mascara-streaked eye, I was petulantly throwing a Campari and soda across the fitted white shag pile of my open plan ,ina room.

Jun 10, Mike Gabor rated it really liked it. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. In the morning, she awakes to find her boyfriend, dead and tied up in A Solid First Effort – 3 Stars Having read some of Denise Mina’s later works, I know her a good writer with garnetgill characters.

Garnethill (Garnethill #1) by Denise Mina

See 1 question about Garnethill…. Looking forward to the next 2 books. The story is set I had mixed feelings about Garnethill. Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients. I really liked this book and plan to read the next two in the trilogy. I always enjoy a mystery, and this is a good one; Demise quite like that the protagonist isn’t entirely likable–she reads much more garmethill that way; the book has an excellent sense of place–I’ve never been to Glasgow, but while reading this book, I alm 3.

View all 3 comments. At the beginning of the book Maureen has decided to break up with her boyfriend, Douglas, as she has just discovered that he is married. The police suspect her and her brother, Ganrethill, pharmacist without portfolio. Normally, I’m not a reader of stories involving garnethilll families, but this one really works. The murderer is easy to deduce, but having said that, I look forward to reading the next book in the series.


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I want to go there, visit so badly, but I’m afraid I will be immediately killed. The Garnethill trilogy books are written with a female perspective, a female who is an incest survivor. Aug 11, Gillian marked it as to-read. Teri Feldott She scratched herself with her fingernails.

Thinking of it now the time sequence seems like a bad TV movie, if only I drank coffee out of paper cups and the chief of police had given me twenty-four hours to break the case. They settled down in the deck chairs, sipping their whisky and smoking cigarettes.

Garnethill Garnethill Denise Mina. A different book actually. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in In the 1 st book of the trilogy, GarnethillMaureen comes home drunk after a night out with her best friend, falls into bed, and in the morning finds her lover dead in her living-room, his throat slit.

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Maureen didn’t know he was married until just recently, and has decided to break it off. It was as we worked deeper into the story that I became more intrigued, more willing to turn the page.

Overall, Garnethill was not what I had been hoping for but I will be picking up Exile and Resolution to get some answers.

Garnethill Series by Denise Mina

We were all bums, no one ever rang us before eleven in the morning. This is a hard read for a man but worth it as Maureen is a character grounded in the real world. Jan 11, Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it Shelves: Both books had a strong, female character who took on the “system”.

The amateur sleuth should be likeable, but also complex, with some character flaws. However, it did win me over in the end. Many times throughout the story, a character would be moving here or there, completing some project and suddenly that was over and they were else where doing something else.

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And she’s the number one suspect. Plot Summary After a drunken night with a friend, Maureen O’Donnell stumbles home and passes out on her bed. In the meantime, she also has to contend with the seriously flawed characters that constitute her family, some of whom doubt that she really was the victim of sexual abuse, and some of whom suspect that she may be guilty of the murder.

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The author was very likeable and it was so enjoyable to hear a voice from home. My fingers denisee crossed the next two books will be more enjoyable, and that they will build solidly upon the foundation set out in Garnethill.

As soon as Resolution came out, Ganrethill snapped it up and devoured it in short order, and even though Mina brought the trilogy to a believable and satisfying wrap-up, I felt decidedly bereft at losing such an original moody sleuth as Mauri. This book proved to me that my newly found love for Denise Mina’s books is not just because I fell in love with the Paddy meehan” character in the first book of mina’s I discovered.

She lives in Garnethill, a suburb of Glasgow, and begins an affair with one of the therapists at the hospital, Douglas Brady. Along the way, they realize that another heinous set of crimes is at the root of the murder, compounding the motivations and the path leading to the killer. Garnethilll books are primarily set in or around Glasgow, and remind me very much of Ian Rankin’s Rebus series. I always enjoy a mystery, and this is a good one; I quite like that the protagonist isn’t entirely likable–she reads gqrnethill 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 eenise air.

For a first novel, I think it was a tremendous effort, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.