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Field of Blood (Paddy Meehan Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2005

    A DISTURBING, FASCINATING LISTEN

    Those who remember 'Deception' or 'Garnethill' by the amazing Scottish author Denise Mina know that they're in for an unrelenting look at the bleakness of life as well as telling insights into the hearts and minds of her characters. Mina's genre is crime fiction - yes, but with a difference. Heather O'Neill also makes an enormous difference for listeners as she gives authentic, unvarnished voice to the story of young Paddy Meehan who wants to climb the ladder, but at what cost? O'Neill's voice performance makes a moving, suspenseful story even more stunning. Paddy is employed at the Scottish Daily News as a copygirl. Of course, she hopes to get ahead, to be a reporter of note. It would seem that her opportunity arrives with the shocking killing of an innocent three-year-old, Brian Wilcox. That story is not only a heartbreaker but a headline grabber as well. As luck or fate would have it, one of the young boys suspected of the killing is a cousin of her fiancé. She asks for his help in interviewing the boy only to open a surprising Pandora's box which may bring great harm to herself, her family, and the boy himself. She's made some quick decisions in her quest for success. How far should she go? 'Field of Blood' is a disturbing, fascinating listen - don't miss it. - Gail Cooke

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    A Special Edition for Paddy

    Paddy Meehan is a journalist -- at least she believes she is, as she waits on the copyboy bench at the Glasgow, Scotland newspaper where she works. She knows she will eventually be a real journalist like all the men around her who think of her as a fat coffee-fetcher. Paddy has grown up on the wrong side of the Glasgow tracks, but she is determined to prove her worth as a true newswoman. Even the rampant religious bigotry she has to endure as a Roman Catholic won't keep her away from a vicious murder she must investigate and solve. Denise Mina does her Paddy Meehan proud in a highly descriptive tale of questionable police practices in a country where women are still considered second-class citizens.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Riveting and well crafted

    Ms Mina has created a beautifully wrought story filled with excellent character development and atmospheric ambiance. The heroine, Paddy Meehan, is so richly drawn that the reader becomes intimately acquainted with her and her world. There's nothing stereotypical about young Paddy. She's bright, but unsophisticated, gutsy, but inexperienced and naive. Mina immerses us in the details of working-class Glasgow life so deeply that I almost developed an accent! Here's a tale brimming with originality and genuine heart, suspense and humanity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Love Paddy Meehan

    Denise Mina finely intertwines previous crimes all leading to a current murder. I loved the character Paddy Meehan .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Terrific heroine

    I love everything about this author. Paddy is an unlikely heroine, but because of it, she's up to something that you can't quite be sure of. Love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2009

    Captivating...

    Could not put this seris down.

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