May 072010
 

Still Midnight by Denise Mina
Published by Reagan Arthur Books Little Brown and Company
ISBN: 978-0-316-01563-9
At the request of The Hachette Book Group, a HC copy was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis: (a partial description taken from the book’s jacket) Life ought to be simple for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She’s an up-and-coming cop, just about to be assigned to the case that could make her career. Her half brother, Danny, is also on the rise. Unfortunately for Alex, he’s making his name on the other side of the tracks, in the murky shadows of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. Alex is determined not to let her colleagues know anything about Danny, or the other parts of her private life that might not be as rosy as her professional one-but the events of a quiet suburban night could change that.
  My Thoughts/Opinion: After reading the full synopsis of the book’s jacket and reading reviews stating “page turning” suspense, I felt that this would be a good match for me and looked forward to reading it. However, after reading ten chapters and 100+ pages, I found that the gripping suspense had not yet been revealed. I also found difficulty with the Scottish dialect. This reader also found each chapter to be repetitive in content. Unfortunately, I was not able to continue reading this book. Please note that this is the opinion, and solely the opinion, of this reader.
  Rating: 0

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  5 Responses to “Still Midnight by Denise Mina”

  1. Sorry this one did not work out for you. It is hard when expectations are not delivered. Thank you for your honesty.

  2. Sorry this didn't work for you.

  3. OH no! I'm so sorry it didn't work out for you. I'm still planning on giving it a try!

  4. Uh oh–this review makes me nervous. I have a few of her books on my shelf (gulp). Thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm sorry all. Just remember that it is only my opinion. I just couldn't get into it. Found myself doing other things when I should have been reading. It just didn't grab me in, it might you.
    It will be interesting to see your reviews on her books that you have.

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