Resolution (Garnethill #3)
"Resolution can stand alone, battered and proud, as a class-conscious crime novel that dares to tell the ugly truth." -New York Times Book Review
Just as Maureen O'Donnell is struggling to give up drinking, she faces her most formidable challenges yet: testifying against her boyfriend's murderer and the return of her abusive father. ...more
It is hard to discuss too much about this book without giving away spoilers to the first two in the series, because this plot wraps up events from those books. On the whole this is a dark, gritty, violent series. It covers a gamut of issues from childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism, family dysfunction, infidelity, drug abuse, rape and of course ...more
I really can't say enough good things about this book or about the trilogy. The character of Maureen was terrific. You so want things to g ...more
Truly disappointing when compared to the first book in
the Garnethilltrilogy. The main characters, Maureen and Leslie seemed to have switched personalities. I was most interested in the murder trial and it was only a very
small portion of the end of the book. I had to force myself to finish it just
to find out what happened at the trial.
Most of the story revolved around Maureen poking into the
death of a woman who was barely an acquaintance and stumbling across a much
larger criminal enterprise. It
Mina is one of the best crime writers out there, her books are gritty but believable with an undercurrent of wit that saves them from veering into "The Road" style bleaknes ...more
Sometimes I found the characters frustrating - why are educated, reasonably intelligent people leading lives of such of utter dissolution and chaos? but you can't help but like them all - Leslie, Liam, Kilty and especially Maureen. Maureen, this very ordinary, dissolute, chaotic young woman who ...more
Maureen O'Donnell's past is catching up with her. The murderer from the first book is on trial, and he's arranged for Maureen to receive regular packages of child pornography in order to throw her off balance. Her sister Una is pregnant and, to prove that she doesn't believe Maureen's story of childhood sexual abuse, Una has be ...more
It's great to see an author writing a genuine trilogy, not a series that runs out of steam after three books, or a series that goes on and on after it ought to have run out of steam, but a real story that takes three books to tell and each book is a separate (and good) story in itself.
To talk very much about the plot in this book would require spoiling the first two books to a degree (and that's exactly what the bl ...more
The 3rd in the garnet Hill trilogy, Maureen is struggling to make sense of her life and gather this pieces of it created by the tragedy she has both experienced and seen over the life. By now in book 3, main and support characters have become loved and play an important role in the whole of the story. The good and the bad, we feel we know them and totally emphathize with mau ...more
Third in the [Garnethill] trilogy, a mystery that takes place in Glasgow. First of all, it was the characters themselves who kept me reading, flawed, courageous (sometimes accidentally so), loving, angry, violent, realistic and, ultimately, inspiring. Secondly, I know very little about Scotland and it was fun learning so much. Every time I picked up one of these books I found myself looking up a meaning for something, from architecture to food to pubs to ...more
But, t ...more
She left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cook.
Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.
At twenty one sh ...more