The End of the Wasp Season

The End of the Wasp Season

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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When notorious millionaire banker Lars Anderson hangs himself from the old oak tree in front of his Kent mansion his death attracts no sympathy. One less shark is little loss to a world nursing a financial hangover. But the legacy of a life time of self-serving is widespread, the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family. He leaves behind two deeply damaged children and a broken wife. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered in her home. The genteel community is stunned by what appears a vicious, random attack. When DS Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that behind the murder lurks a tangled web of lies. A web that will spiral through the local community, through Scotland and ultimately right back to a swinging rope hundreds of miles away.The End of the Wasp Season is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel, which traces the damaging consequences of one man's selfish actions in a world ravaged by recession and questioning everything it previously held sacred.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
ISBN: 9781770870635
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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sloanelm
Aug 07, 2015

wonderful -- read it in one sitting

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Triciaph
Jul 10, 2015

This is a rough book. For example, every character is described in some negative way. The crime is brutal. The perpetrators very disturbed. A condemnation of rich parents.

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loudem
Feb 07, 2015

Very slow and bizarre start. Hard to get into the book. Eventually we get use to the pace (slow). The end is not very well resolved. It's a very unsettling ending. I can't say that I liked it much.

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sapo770
Oct 10, 2014

Excellent crime novel. This is my first book by Ms. Mina and I loved it. The author sets this novel in her hometown of Glasgow Scotland and I believe it is the latest in a series.. She constructs very credible characters against a gritty as well as beautiful Scotland.as background. We learn about "The firm" through her matter of fact way of adding interesting insight about Glasgow into the story. The story telling is gripping, seldom lets up and is witty and smart. It is hard to put down. This author can go against the best in the genre and she will not disappoint. Great read

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meyoubou
Aug 07, 2013

Wonderful read.

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santiano9
Jul 11, 2013

Excellent read for the summer. Could not put it down. Characters well drawn, story interesting and compelling,.

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TracyWeiss
May 31, 2013

I have lijked her other characters better but Alex Morrow is growing on me. I really love this author and it gives me a definite picture of Glasgow.

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Toonie21
May 20, 2013

Not usually a fan of murder/crime but this was an excellent read. Well written, good story that kept my attention.

dachsie Jul 08, 2012

This was my first Denise Mina book and I really enjoyed it. So much so that I have placed other titles on hold so I can learn the history of the characters Alex Morrow, her family plus her police colleagues.

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shanauer
Jun 19, 2012

Not bad, but not exactly scintillating, either. Read it if you have nothing else to do.

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