Book review by Robert Lindsay
“Blood salt water” by Denise Mina
Scottish author Denise Mina produces a fifth tale centred around Detective Inspector Alex Morrow in “Blood salt water.” Much of the story takes place in the sleepy, scenic, Scottish coastal community of Helensburgh in the shadow of the independence referendum. Mina weaves a complex plot as Morrow seeks to find the truth behind the disappearance of a Spanish woman and mother of two, Roxanna Fuentecilla. Morrow discovers a complicated conspiracy that stretches well beyond Helensburgh. Unlike most crime novels, the reader will almost certainly feel sympathy for the perpetrator of the crime. A suspenseful novel of power, vengeance and avarice. Another brilliantly intricate and psychologically challenging plot which will hold you entranced until the end.
This book is available for borrowing from Lithgow Library and Learning Centre.