Blood, Salt, WaterBook - 2015
Unflinching, taut and masterfully plotted, Blood, Salt, Water is the brilliant fifth novel in the Alex Morrow series from Denise Mina, two-time winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
A missing persons case leads Alex Morrow to investigate 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, detective Alex Morrow discovers a call made from an unlikely location. A sleepy seaside community where everyone knows everyone, Helensburgh is the last place you'd go looking for violence. But Morrow's investigation uncovers increasingly disturbing clues: fierce family battles that go back generations, a suspicious insurance firm, and finally, a dead body in a nearby lake. And when a connection to someone close to Morrow surfaces, the case gets more wrenchingly 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)
PRAISE FOR DENISE MINA
"The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years." --IAN RANKIN
"If you don't love Denise Mina, you don't love crime fiction." --VAL MCDERMID
"Denise Mina is the finest contemporary exponent of British crime fiction." -- THE TIMES (UK)