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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (838 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Denise Mina Narrator: Jane MacFarlane Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Paddy Meehan Series Release Date:
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Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder—as a reporter she lives at crime scenes—but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help—she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes. Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry’s murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important—and dangerous—story of her career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb…This gripping read, with its intricate plotting and realistic regional dialogue, will leave even the most astute reader guessing until the end.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Native Glaswegian Jane MacFarlane flawlessly captures Paddy’s voice with her strong Scots accent and dusky modulation [with] astutely nuanced characterization…The gripping story, with its realistic regional dialogue, provides suspense to the dénouement.”


  • “Compelling idiomatic dialogue, riveting scenes, and full-blooded characters.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pbwritr | 2/20/2014

    " This book was really entertaining, but it often got confusing as to how long this relationship between Terry & Paddy had lasted, how long ago, and when it ended. I also had a hard time getting used to the nickname Paddy for a woman. Paddy seemed to have such ambivalent feelings for Terry that it was hard to understand why his death bothered her so much. Why he left her his house. Why she lived and had sex with Dub, but they were "just friends." Why she didn't marry her son's father, another person entirely. Why she constantly smoked cigarettes against her will. Why she immediately thought Terry had been killed by the IRA. why someone started stalking and threatening her. A fast-moving, readable story, but a lot of leaps of the imagination. Also, could never figure out the timeframe--book published 2008 but always using pay phones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barry | 2/19/2014

    " I'm a big fan of Ian Rankin and I find Mina's gritty Glasgow a good book-end to Rankin's Edinburgh. The central character, Paddy, is back from the Garnethill trilogy. It's a great character but the story and character in this book aren't as compelling as the trilogy. Still, it's a decent read, certainly a cut above the average mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James Haliburton | 2/2/2014

    " The third Paddy Meehan sees Paddy as a single mother tangled up in the IRA and MI5; the crime element is for me still secondary as we head into the 90s and Mina wonderfully captures Glasgow before the Year of Culture transformation had fully kicked in. Wonderfully written characters and a heroine to love. bring on #4 and #5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nick | 1/25/2014

    " What a find! I was on vacation with nothing to read, wandered into a book shop and picked out an author new to me. This is a great book with wonderful characters. Some characters aren't that easy to like or comfortable - but they are believable and fascinating. "

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