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Blood, Salt, Water: An Alex Morrow Novel (edition 2017)

by Denise Mina (Author)

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Title:Blood, Salt, Water: An Alex Morrow Novel
Authors:Denise Mina (Author)
Info:Back Bay Books (2017), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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Tags:Mystery, Scotland

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I enjoyed this novel. it was set in Scotland and I have an affinity for that setting and it being an inspector novel too! ( )
  cfulton20 | Dec 5, 2018 |
I enjoyed this novel. it was set in Scotland and I have an affinity for that setting and it being an inspector novel too! ( )
  cfulton20 | Dec 5, 2018 |
Love Denise Mina's writing: her metaphors manage to be so unexpected and yet so apt. ( )
  AJBraithwaite | Aug 14, 2017 |
Denise Mina has done it again. With her Glasgow-set mysteries, particularly those featuring DI Alex Morrow, she brings the reader into the heads of all of her characters, revealing their good sides and their weaknesses. Nowhere is this more evident than in the first chapter of Blood, Salt, Water, which is a punch in the gut that makes the reader feel for everyone involved in the situation.

The plot is certainly unpredictable and would defy explanation even if I wanted to attempt it, and some of it got downright weird. The strength of this book and series lies primarily in the characters. It is refreshing to have a cop with a relatively stable home life as a protagonist, and Alex as a person is interesting to follow. The scene where she and the Argyle and Bute cop bond over the anger management course they've both been required to take was a particularly nice moment.

This series is recommended if you like books set in Scotland that have a good sense of place, or if you like solid female protagonists. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Jan 24, 2017 |
As usual, a high quality story from Mina. She manages to soften the lines between crooks and victims and the reader may sympathize with the guilty as much as the innocent. The story is sprinkled with Mina's perceptive, often acerbic lines. Alex Morrow is a winning character, scrupulously honest, even about her own feelings, unafraid, and without the peculiar habits and flaws suffered by most fictional detectives. She begins what appears to be a straightforward investigation of what looks like money laundering, which of course becomes much more complex as layers are uncovered. This is a book that will appeal to all readers, not just those who read mysteries. Mina has taken the crime novel to new heights. ( )
  VivienneR | Nov 22, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316380547, Hardcover)

Alex Morrow investigates the dark underbelly of a seemingly peaceful seaside town.

A wealthy businesswoman disappears from her Glasgow home without a trace, leaving her husband and children panicked but strangely resistant to questioning. Tracing the woman's cell phone, police detective Alex Morrow discovers a call made from an unlikely location. A sleepy seaside community, Helensburgh is the last place you'd go looking for violence. But Morrow's investigation uncovers disturbing clues and a dead body in a nearby lake. When a connection to someone close to her surfaces, the case gets more personal than she could have imagined. A fast-paced and unpredictable thriller, BLOOD SALT WATER confirms Denise Mina's reputation as "one of the genre's brightest stars" (George Pelecanos).

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"A wealthy businesswoman disappears from her Glasgow home without a trace, leaving her husband and children panicked but strangely resistant to questioning. Tracing the woman's cell phone, police detective Alex Morrow discovers a call made from an unlikely location. A sleepy seaside community, Helensburgh is the last place you'd go looking for violence. But Morrow's investigation uncovers disturbing clues and a dead body in a nearby lake. When a connection to someone close to her surfaces, the case gets more personal than she could have imagined"--… (more)

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