Exile by Denise Mina

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"Stunning. . . . The danger reaches a frightening pitch."--Rocky Mountain News

"Mina offers us a complex plot with a shocking ending, all told in an amazingly original voice." -Cleveland Plain Dealer

"This is a terrific book." -Dallas Morning News

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Trying to escape her own troubled past and the memories of her lover's murder, Maureen O'Donnell finds refuge working as a counselor at a shelter for battered women. When the body of shelter resident Ann Harris washes up on the banks of the Thames River two weeks later, Maureen vows to discover what happened and to prove that Ann's husband is not to blame. Taking her search to London, Maureen soon encounters disturbing truths about Ann's hidden past - including a secret that has Maureen fighting for her life.

"Atmospheric, intense, and full of the disturbing flavor of inner-city lowlife." -Guardian

"Reads like a slap in the face - and a kick in the ribs and a fist in the stomach . . . like its powerful predecessor, Garnethill." -New York Times Book Review

About Denise Mina

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Denise Mina is the author of The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.
Published October 10, 2007 by Back Bay Books. 452 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The results are as hallucinatory and nearly as claustrophobic (the worm’s-eye view of London making it look as sorry as Glasgow) as in Maureen’s first outing, but now focused less sharply by a narration less tightly tied to Maureen’s scabrously comical point of view and a story that, however harr...

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When Ann's mutilated corpse turns up in the Thames, Maureen agrees to go to London to investigate for Leslie, in part to escape her depressing life, burdened by flashbacks to her lover's murder, fights with her new boyfriend, a job she dislikes, estrangement from her alcoholic mother, and a long-...

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Over on Exile Island, Terry's putting together all the clues for finding the hidden Immunity Idol ...

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Grave Tells

Damned and Defiant is a recommended read and I would definitely would read it again, but only after reading the first two books in the series!

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