Exile

Exile

Book - 2001
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When one of her clients at the local Glasgow women's shelter is found dead in the Thames, Maureen O'Donnell heads south to London to investigate Ann's brutal death and races against time to reconstruct Ann's final days in order to save herself from a similar fate. By the author of Garnethill.

Blackwell North Amer
This successor to Garnethill again pulls Maureen into a grisly case of murder - this time of Ann Harris. Ann had been nursing two broken ribs and reeking of alcohol when she'd visited Maureen's office at a Glasgow women's shelter. Two weeks later and hundreds of miles away, under a mattress on the banks of the Thames, Ann's mutilated body has turned up dead.
Eager to quit Glasgow for a spell and escape problems of her own, Maureen travels to London to search out the circumstances surrounding Ann's brutal death. She soon finds herself treacherously out of her depth. Embroiled in the seedy and violent underworld of criminal exiles and dangerous drug lords, Maureen strives desperately to piece together the horror of Ann's last days not only to make sense of the ugly details but also to save herself from a similar fate. The suspense ratchets up, and with visceral shocks and grim wit Denise Mina secures her place among the top-ranking writers of crime fiction at work today.

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& Taylor

When one of her clients at the local Glasgow women's shelter is found dead in the Thames, Maureen O'Donnell heads south to London to investigate the brutal death.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2001
ISBN: 9780786708383
0786708387
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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maipenrai
Nov 02, 2016

The second book in the Garnethill series

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lpreston214
Aug 11, 2015

In this followup to Garnethill, Maureen O'Donnell, having lost her job due to investigating her boyfriend's death and now working in a women's shelter, hears about the brutal murder of a former shelter resident. After visiting the husband she decides he is too passive to have beaten and murdered the woman so she goes down to London to investigate. Maureen's own problems continue to haunt her: the return of her abusive father, her alcoholic mother, unfriendly siblings, nosy cops, deteriorating friendship with Leslie and dismay at brother Liam's former occupation. As she delves into the seamy side of the seamiest parts of London she finds herself in danger but somehow also getting stronger. She comes back to Glasgow clearer about who she is and what she wants. Fantastic characters abound in this gritty novel.

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meyoubou
May 19, 2014

Set in Glasgow. Raw and gritty but with compassion. Superb. This is book 2 of the Garnethill Trilogy. Best to read the series in order to make the best sense of things: 1) Garnethill; 2) Exile; 3) Resolution.

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santiano9
Dec 06, 2013

An excellent read and just what I always expect from this great mystery writer whose characterizations are just as strong as her plot lines.

emily8 Apr 29, 2013

my second book of mina's - what great promise - hope she writes very long time - recommended - let go of your prejudices and be part of her writing experience... Life is too short, enjoy many good authors...

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loudem
Feb 19, 2013

My second Mina book, and... the comment is the same: too much inessentials. These books are more about family matters than a mystery or a thriller. After reading half the book, you begin to get bore and wish the end would come quickly. I mean the book is a muddle of dullness. Nothing happens quickly
and again too much do about nothing is not a good way to write a book.

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gardening_girl
Sep 06, 2010

Not my kind of book. Dark and depressing characters.

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