Not Glasgow this time, but in the nearby community of Helensburgh, a woman is murdered and thrown into the water. One of the murderers gets haunted by his conscience.
Then, in chapter 2, Alex Morrow (of the prior 5 novels in this series) and her current partner in detection get called in when a child calls in that his mother is missing. This is not just any mother – it’s Roxanna Fuentecilla, a “person of interest” in money laundering or drug sales or something – the national police aren’t sure, but they’ve been watching her and her monied ways for some time. Now she’s missing?
Blood, Salt, Water
by Denise Mina (Scotland)
read by Cathleen McCarron
rating: B- / crime (procedural)
Helensburgh is a touristy upscale community which is not too far from home for the detectives. It’s on the edge of Loch Loman – and a body washes up later.
There are a lot of characters, a good twisty plot so what’s my problem? First, dialects are hard for me to understand and second, the plot is pretty murky.
That said, when I paid good attention I enjoyed it quite a lot.