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Maureen O'Donnell is facing the darkest episode in her life. She owes more than she makes in a year in back taxes; Angus Farrell, the psychologist who murdered her boyfriend, is up for trial, with Maureen as the reluctant star witness; and her abuser has arrived back in Glasgow in time for the birth of her sister's baby. On top of it all, she has managed to become embroiled in someone else's family feud. Ella McGee, an elderly stallholder at the flea market where Maureen and Leslie are selling illegally imported cigarettes, wants to bring a case against her son in the small claims court, and she asks Maureen to fill in the legal documents for her.When Ella dies in hospital after a brutal beating, Maureen, who identiies all too readily with the underdogs of the world, begins to question why anyone might want to kill the woman popularly knowns as 'Home Gran'. She suspects Ella's son, Si McGee; but Si is an upstanding member of the Scottish business community, runs a chain of estate agents and has a health club in Glasgow's fashionable West End. When Maureen discovers that the 'health club' fronts a much less respectable establishment, she realises that Si could be a lot mrore dangerous then he seems. As Angus's trial approaches and her world begins to close in, Maureen finds that once again she is under threat, and this time she has very few protectors.In RESOLUTION, Denise Mina takes the reader on a walk on the wild and seamy side of downtown Glasgow. With her talent for creating intensely believable and sympathetic central characters, and her unique and irresistable blend of suspense, compassion and wit, she has created a wonderful conclusion to the Garnethill trilogy, and a novel that will inform, surprise and move its readers.
Publisher: Toronto :, McArthur,, [2011, 2001]
Copyright Date: c2001
ISBN: 9781770870208
Characteristics: 1 online resource (437 pages)


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Jul 12, 2019

Book 3 of the Garnethill series

Sep 09, 2014

I really enjoy Mina. The Garnet Hill Trilogy s a great place to start when reading her books.

Oct 14, 2011

Mina's Garnethill Trilogy comes to a close in the aptly titled Resolution. Maureen O'Donnell, still with plenty of problems of her own, adds another investigation to her resume. A flea market stall-mate is injured and then killed and her son is a scary, shifty character. With the help of pals Leslie and Kilty she investigates the supposed health center owner and finds him involved in trafficking. Determined to see him get his comeuppance she exposes him while also dealing with her own problems of the upcoming trial of her boyfriend's killer and reappearance of her abusive father. More great gritty, back-alley, boozing, smoking action. While the Glasgow of the other installments was the usual dark, freezing and wet, this Glasgow is even more surreal with glaring, unrelenting sunlight, sweat and sunburn. Great stuff.

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