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"What was in the cupboard?",
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Robust action and strong motivations are a feature of this excellent crime novel. If you are easily made nauseous then you might have a problem with some of the violence. But this is Glasgow and Maureen, our protagonist has seen more than most when it comes to family miseries. It may be, though, that Maureen is stronger than she seems when it comes to defending others from the kind of horrors dealt out to those weaker than their tormentors.
The characterisation is top notch, which makes this a deeply involving read, with the unusual modus operandi of the non-cop investigator providing some incompetent - not to say disastrous - as well as some unexpectedly useful outcomes. Grit your teeth, stay with it, she gets there, fair wind or foul weather and it's definitely worth while.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2012 17:41:14 GMT
Graham S. Shaw says:
I had to give up on this book after 70 odd pages or so. Having worked in industry for over 35 years, I thought I had heard all the language there was to hear. However to see it in print, to me was OTT and just inexcusable. I gave the book away in the end.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 21:50:23 GMT
Eileen Shaw says:
It's not for everyone, but I thought it was a brave book on the whole. It showed how people live and think on the margins.
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