Harriott is ervan overtuigd dat zijn vrouw, een gevangenispsychiater, onschuldig is en elke dag doorz...more
After the superb Garnethill trilogy I couldn't wait to see what Denise Mina would come up with next and I had my fingers, toes and every other extremity I could find crossed that I wouldn't be disappointed by Sanctum.
On some levels this book explores the same areas as the previous books, we're still in Glasgow and we're still dealing with the mental health system one way or another. But this is a very different style of book than before.
This book is written as the diary of Lachlan Harriot, an u...more
Originally published in 2002, if you've not rea...more
So what is the story of Dr. Susie Harriot, and will Lachlan Harriot find what he needs for her appeal?
Sorting through the morass of these files, however, will lead Lachlan to unexpected secrets, twisted truths, and will fina...more
Deception marks a departure from Mina's earlier work, award-winning crime novels set in the dark underbelly of Glasgow. Most critics agree that her use of the "unreliable narrator" is masterful. She slowly reveals that all is not as it seems; even self-deception abounds. As Mina peels away the onion, the househusband with tenacious loyalty to his convicted wife has his own questionable agenda. Deception keeps you guessing, yet manages to be much more than a mere whodunit, thanks to Mina's strong...more
I picked up the book in a remainder bin based on the blurb which tells the story of Lachlan Harriot whose pyschiatrist wife, Susie, has just been convicted of the murders of Andrew Gow, recently released serial killer, and his new bride, Donna. Lachlan spends time in his wife’s private office going through her files and trying to p...more
I liked that the book was told in journal entries. It gave a really deep persepective, but I felt that it didn't serve the story very well as a whole. The story was a mystery and, in the end, the mystery was quite frankly unsolved and that made me really mad. What is the point of a mystery if you never know the answer?
It was S L O W! Plus is was just weird & creepy, and not in a good way. I like some creepy novels, but this was not that kind of creepy. The only thing I can say good about it is that there were some surprises at the end of the book. But even the unexpected was overshadowed by the long, drawn out story.
His character was unlikeable and a waste of a human specimen. I have never read anything from this author before but I think that this may be my last as well.
by Denise Mina
How well do we know anyone? This is a central question of Denise Mina's book Deception. House husband and stay at home dad, Lachlan Harriot is attempting to come to terms with the fact that his wife and psychiatrist Dr. Susie Harriot is charged with the murder of Andrew Gow a serial killer, himself who was also Dr. Susie's former patient.
This is an intriguing story and Lachlan is a somewhat bumbling and not altogether likeable character as he begins searching...more
Lachlan is convinced that his wife is innocent and begins digging into her files and papers in hopes of discovering something that will help her case on appeal. He uncovers far more than he bargained for, and we slowly see a much different character to Susie a...more
Susie Harriot is a prison psychologist, who is assigned to work with Andrew Gow. Gow is a convicted serial killer, who is released on parole because mo...more
Kirjan prologi antaa ymmärtää sen olevan todellisuuspohjainen, m...more
29-year-old Lachlan Harriot is in a state of disbelief. His ambitious wife Susie, a forensic psychiatrist, has just been found guilty of the murder of serial killer Andrew Gow, who was in her care. In the next two weeks, Lachlan must find grounds for an appeal, or Susie will be given a life sentence, depriving her of her home, her husband, and her two-year-old daughter.
Lachlan is convinced of Susie's innocence, and against her express wishes, each night he trudges up th...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