The Red Road

The Red Road

[an Alex Morrow Novel]

Book - 2014
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August 31, 1997. Rose Wilson is fourteen but looks sixteen. Pimped out by her “boyfriend” and let down by a person she thought she loved, she has seen more darkness in life than someone twice her age. On the night of Princess Diana's death, a night everyone will remember, Rose snaps and commits two terrible crimes. Her life seems effectively over. But then a sympathetic defence lawyer sets out to do what he can to save her, regardless of the consequences. Detective Inspector Alex Morrow is a witness in the case of Michael Brown, a vicious arms dealer, more brutal and damaged than most of the criminals she meets. During the trial, while he is in police custody, Brown's fingerprints are found at the scene of a murder in the Red Road flats. It is impossible that he could have been there, and it's a mystery that Morrow just can't let go.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2014, c2013
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
ISBN: 9781443426428
Branch Call Number: M MIN
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,24 cm

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harolddarling
Apr 17, 2015

The dialog was fragmented, and charachter development was lacking. HOWEVER, I can see that the author is a skilled and powerful writer, and suspect that one needs to read the first book to understand the Alex Morrow.
I lost patience after reading 30 pages.

debwalker Apr 14, 2014

Riveting and complex journey from (richly-deserved) murders committed on the night Princess Diana died in Paris - not a good night to say you cant remember where you were - through the present day copshops in Glasgow.

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herbel
Apr 08, 2014

Love Mina's writing. Brilliant use of succinct language that moves us forward. No wasted words here. Nitty, gritty. Characters all shades of grey. No black and white thinking here. Protagonist Alex Morrow an interesting, complex character. Interesting no mention is made of her twins' names. Focus is on relationships, everyday challenges, not the cutesy. May not be appreciated by those used to middle class values, but certainly portrays the reality of those struggling to get through everyday life in a big rough city, including the detective.
Can't wait for her next book.

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matcat44
Apr 02, 2014

Started out well, then it became jagged, I had to keep looking at back chapters to see what was going on. Might be very clever stuff as the critics said, but I found it disjointed, confusing and couldn't be bothered finishing it.

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