Blood, Salt, Water
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Blood, Salt, Water

3.71 (2,629 ratings by Goodreads)
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*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER 2016 ***

'Beautifully written and plotted, cementing the author's place as one of the finest contemporary British crime writers' Daily Express

'Brilliant' Metro

Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water.

Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him.

Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town - quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode.

As DI Alex Morrow investigates, she uncovers a connection too close to home - and the case is gets more personal than she could possibly imagine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 281g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781409137306
  • 149,730

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Mina is one of the most fiercely intelligent of crime writers . . . testament to how brilliantly intricate and psychologically complex her books are GUARDIAN
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Mina is one of the most fiercely intelligent of crime writers . . . testament to how brilliantly intricate and psychologically complex her books are * GUARDIAN * Mina's novels are engrossing, deeply rooted in reality and astutely perceptive about human nature and the internal politics blighting modern police forces. Blood Salt Water is also beautifully written and plotted, cementing the author's place as one of the finest contemporary British crime writers. * DAILY EXPRESS * We're big fans of Denise Mina's DI Alex Morrow - and her fifth book in the series doesn't disappoint * BELLA * Gritty, unpredictable and keeps the reader involved to the end * CHOICE * Another authentic-feeling well-written tale of dark Glaswegian crime . . . dourly brilliant * METRO * Denise Mina is the finest contemporary exponent of British crime fiction * THE TIMES *
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About Denise Mina

After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school early. Working in a number of dead end jobs, all of them badly, before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School.
Denise went on to study for a PhD at Strathclyde, misusing her student grant to write her first novel. This was Garnethill, published in 1998, which won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel.
She has now published 12 novels and also writes short stories, plays and graphic novels.
In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame.
She regularly appears at literary festivals in the UK and abroad, leads masterclasses on writing and was a judge for the Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction 2014.
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Rating details

2,629 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 19% (506)
4 43% (1,119)
3 30% (779)
2 7% (174)
1 2% (51)
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