Blood, Salt, Water

Blood, Salt, Water

Book - 2015
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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)

Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins,, 2015
Edition: First Canadian edition
ISBN: 9781443442268
Branch Call Number: MYS MIN
Characteristics: 295 pages ; 24 cm

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jannylegs
Jul 11, 2016

Bloody lovely.

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brangwinn
May 16, 2016

Mina brings empathy to this mystery. The reader feels sorry for the murderer, realizing that his past continued to impact him. As always the Alex Morrow novel is complex. This one brought closure to Alex and her brother in prison.

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gloryb
Feb 04, 2016

Not a long book (300pages), so a short read for me. Reading her words is like seeing a movie of the novel unfold. The story features DI Alexandra Morrow. The author tells the story from several points of view - the police, the victims, the blokes who commit the crime. Action takes place in the Glasglow area. Two murdered women and a fire with 2 burnt bodies - who is "really" responsible? Will the villagers inform the police? Good plotting and writing.

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csut2
Jan 04, 2016

wsj dec 26 2015

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emerge
Nov 04, 2015

One of my favourite authors but I wasn't fond of her last book (Red Road).
She's back in fine form with this outing. Alex Morrow has a complex case on her hands which she has to juggle with police politics between her office & the Met. Her half-brother (& gangster) Danny continues to dog her but there's a surprising resolution here.
Great, fast paced read with finely drawn characters.

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