Good morning! It’s Wednesday and time to play A-Z Wednesdays, hosted by Reading at the Beach.
To join, here’s all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books
Find an author whose first or last name starts with the letter of the week
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back to Reading At The Beach and leave your link in the comments.
5~ If you’ve already reviewed the book, add the link.
This week’s letter: Author – First or Last Name – “D”
On the top of one of my TBR piles, I found this book:
Garnethill, by Denise Mina.
Here’s the blurb I found on Amazon:
From its opening pages, this winner of the 1998 John Creasy Memorial Award for best first crime novel pulls readers inexorably into the tortured world of sexual abuse victims and their struggle to survive as whole people. Eight months after spending almost half a year in a Glasgow psychiatric hospital devoted to treating sex abuse victims, Maureen O’Donnell is desperately trying to hold together her shattered life. Bored with her job at a theater ticket office and depressed because her affair with one of the hospital’s doctors, Douglas Brady, is over, Maureen and a friend get drunk. The next morning Maureen finds Brady’s body in her living room, his throat cut. With bloody footprints matching Maureen’s slippers at the scene, Detective Chief Inspector Joe McEwan sets out to prove the woman’s guilt. He’s not alone in thinking her the culprit: to Maureen’s shock, both her alcoholic mum and Douglas’s politician mother also think she’s the killer. Convincing them that she isn’t becomes her goal. She picks up a rumor about one of the hospital therapists having sex with a patient and learns that, before his death, Douglas gave formerly hospitalized victims large sums of money. Maureen begins to suspect Douglas’s killing is connected to the hospital’s clinic. Did a relative of a molested client kill Douglas? Or was the deceased about to turn in a colleague who raped patients? With sharp dialogue and painfully vulnerable characters, Mina brings Maureen’s world of drug dealers, broken families, sanctimonious health-care workers and debilitated victims to startling life. Maureen’s valiant struggle to act sane in an insane world will leave readers seeing sex abuse victims in a new light.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Now why is this book still on my stacks instead of my reading list? Wow! Well, now that it’s in my office, it’s staying. It will then move to the short list of books to read next.
What book did you find today? Please stop by and share….