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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"[Narrator Cathleen] McCarron's sharp tone creates a dark, angry atmosphere that befits Mina's disturbing story... The audiobook's plot is a complex mix of characters and events, but McCarron's nuanced delivery guides the listener through the maze." (AudioFile)
Sadly, I've returned a few audible books lately since the narration has been awful. It's so refreshing to actually enjoy a narrator again!
Everything. She made me empathetic towards a murderer.
Denise Mina is always great.
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I love Denise Mina. Her mysteries are several cuts above the usual quality of the genre. Her characters have depth and her writing is excellent. Blood, Salt, Water isn't as intense and thrilling as her others, but it is fascinating, engrossing, and well worth your time. Cathleen McCarron does a fine job with the narration, perfectly matching Morrow's acerbic tone and anger without making it hard to listen to. Highly recommended!
the worst Denise Mina book ever. the ending was too brief and did not bring complete closure to the story. There was one character who did not seem to have a purpose. I was deeply
The most sympathetic character in this book is probably the murderer. The description of the murder is horrific and I don't appreciate horror even in a murder mystery. (The end of the Wasp Season was graphic like this as well.) And the confusing plot is never sufficiently explained. A disappointment in terms of plot and character and there is not much left but a good performance by the narrator.
I'm not sure if it was the non-optimal conditions under which I listened to the book or that the characters were hard to keep track of because of similarity or number.
At any rate the inner monologues of some of the characters were quite grim. More of a dark drama than a thriller.
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