The Red Road

The Red Road

A Novel

eBook - 2014-02-25
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Alex Morrow faces her toughest opponents yet in this brilliant new thriller about criminals, consequences, and convictions. Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Mark Lynch ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she's known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Lynch's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells.When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues.THE RED ROAD is a thrilling new novel from a masterful writer, proving once again that "If you don't love Denise Mina, you don't love crime fiction." (Val McDermid)
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014-02-25.
ISBN: 9780316236546
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
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Apr 17, 2015

The dialog was fragmented, and charachter development was lacking. HOWEVER, I can see that the author is a skilled and powerful writer, and suspect that one needs to read the first book to understand the Alex Morrow.
I lost patience after reading 30 pages.

debwalker Apr 14, 2014

Riveting and complex journey from (richly-deserved) murders committed on the night Princess Diana died in Paris - not a good night to say you cant remember where you were - through the present day copshops in Glasgow.

Apr 08, 2014

Love Mina's writing. Brilliant use of succinct language that moves us forward. No wasted words here. Nitty, gritty. Characters all shades of grey. No black and white thinking here. Protagonist Alex Morrow an interesting, complex character. Interesting no mention is made of her twins' names. Focus is on relationships, everyday challenges, not the cutesy. May not be appreciated by those used to middle class values, but certainly portrays the reality of those struggling to get through everyday life in a big rough city, including the detective.
Can't wait for her next book.

Apr 02, 2014

Started out well, then it became jagged, I had to keep looking at back chapters to see what was going on. Might be very clever stuff as the critics said, but I found it disjointed, confusing and couldn't be bothered finishing it.


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