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Screams in the Dark: Rosie Gilmour 3 Paperback – 7 Nov 2013

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780871201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780871202
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anna Smith has been a journalist for over twenty years and is a former chief reporter for the Daily Record in Glasgow. She has covered wars across the world as well as major investigations and news stories from Dunblane to Kosovo to 9/11. Anna spends her time between Lanarkshire and Dingle in the west of Ireland, as well as in Spain to escape the British weather.

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So having read through the first two in this series featuring Rosie Gilmour I was looking forward to seeing what happened next. For those that maybe haven't read either of Anna Smith's books, Rosie Gilmour is the lead character of this series and is a journalist based in Glasgow. It seems that Rosie's middle name should be `take a risk' as she has something of an animal instinct when it comes to getting a story. No matter what or how she will find the truth and for the past two books that has meant putting herself in some ridiculously dangerous situations.

Anna's first book was brilliant and has set her series off on a high. Book two was also another great read but the first book held the edge for me. Book 3 I can assure her fans, is just as good as her other two books so I don't think people will be disappointed! Rosie is now back on home turf following her last trip over to Kosovo. Her personal life is progressing (I better not say too much for fear of spoilers), and once again she gets the opportunity to get stuck in with a new story. This time around it starts with the problems in Glasgow which arise from locals becoming resentful of the refugees that seemingly get hand outs from the Government for nothing. As tensions rise in the community Rosie see's a potential story and as usual starts to nose around. This results in her getting dragged into the strange disappearances of these refuges.

As usual Rosie finds herself befriending people that are going to drag her into their dark worlds and I found myself particularly gripped by this books storyline. It's a subject that has come up many times in the press over the years and there is somewhat of a divide over public opinion.
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By Elaine Tomasso TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Jun. 2015
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I love Rosie and her escapades in search of a story. In Screams In The Dark she befriends a Bosnian refugee, Emir, whose best friend has disappeared and ends up involved in a massive international investigation. Ms Smith addresses some big issues in this novel - refugees, people trafficking and the mess that is the former state of Yugoslavia but she does it in an informative and interesting way and at no time did I feel I was being lectured as it all seems to crop up naturally and this,I think, is an amazing skill as it is very difficult to achieve. The issues, however, are secondary to the plot and characterisation in any book I enjoy and this is a cracker. Rosie has a very West of Scotland stubbornness which keeps her pushing for the whole story and won't allow her to back down in the face of adversity or good, sensible advice which leads her to be rather reckless in some of her decision making but she also has a good heart and is plagued by guilt about some of her actions and the harm they have caused others. In short she is flawed but very likeable. I also like the Glasow setting as it was home to me for many years so I can picture the locations and feel right at home with the craic. The plot is complex with many strands but is easy to follow and riveting from page 1. I found it hard to put down.
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Book 3 in the Rosie Gilmour series and I can safely say I'm hooked. If she is larger than life, then that's how a fictional character ought to be. If she miraculously gets out of jail free more often than is reasonable, so be it.

This book is not as good as the previous novel but it's close. It sags a little bit in the middle but overall, Anna Smith keeps up a good pace with her lead character.

People trafficking is a popular subject these days, a good few authors have recently brought this into their stories, indeed, Gilmour's previous outing covered this, too. However, whole body trafficking is a step up and Glasgow seems to have more than its fair share.

Yet again, Gilmour funds herself on the wrong end of personal attention from the Glasgow thugs with the unfortunate addition of even heavier thugs from Bosnia putting their finishing touches to rather too many missing immigrants.

My feeling is that these stories have become just a little repetetive. I lost count of the number of times Rosie is asked, 'How she is?', how many times her editor expresses incredulity when told about Rosie's escapades, how Adrian is the great 'fixer' just when you need him. But these are gripes after the event. I read this book and enjoyed it. If anything, the ending was a bit of a let down, as though the required number of words had been written, so time to tidy up the issues.

Certaibnly, we get more character development. Rosie's love life seems to be straightening out though where that will go will no doubt be revealed in book 4. I look forward to reading it eventually.
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Another great story from Anna Smith. The third in the Rosie Gilmour series and the third 5 star score that I have given her, and I really hope to be able to make it the fourth with the next one.

She sets the scene on yet another harrowing theme which balloons into something far worse. I would prefer to think that body part trafficking does not really happen but am I just being naive? The book is pacey from beginning to end and Rosie is unrelenting ,as always, to put herself in ridiculously dangerous situations in pursuance of the truth. Brilliant stuff!

However, I feel that Rosie needs to be warned that if she continues to treat TJ as though he does not exist sometimes then she is going to lose him. A classic case of 'you don't know what you've got til it's gone'. So buck up Rosie, show the love!

This is a MUST read for you, and I am looking forward to 'Betrayed'
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