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Slip of the Knife (Paddy Meehan Series #3)

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Denise Mina Rocks

    Once I discovered Denise Mina I have read everything she has written and I anxiously wait for new books from her.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Gritty...

    stumbled across Denise Mina as an author years ago when I picked up her first novel Garnethill.

    Her gritty style captured me then and Slip of the Knife just confirms why I enjoyed it so much.

    Paddy Meehan is a female reporter in Glasgow, Scotland. When her ex boyfriend Terry is found shot execution style, she mourns his passing. She is stunned to find out he has left her his house and a folder full of notes - he was also a reporter. As she digs further into his death, it looks like The Troubles have a part in his passing. How far will Paddy go to find the truth - especially after her son is threatened.

    There is so much more to the plot than just that brief overview. The subplots involving Paddy's troubled personal life, her family and friends are just as fascinating. Meehan is a recurring character who is overweight, cantankerous, loyal and dogged. She is a wonderful protagonist simply because she is so far from a 'perfect' character.

    Mina's writing is gritty and real. Her descriptions and conversations leap off the page. She has a sly sense of humour, often injected when least expected. Historical fact is carefully woven into fiction.

    Absolutely recommended!

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  • Posted March 25, 2009

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    Paddy is wonderful!

    I have enjoyed the entire Paddy Meehan series. The stories are unpredictable and absorbing and the characters ring true. The people in the stories are real people with real foibles and imperfections which I found very refreshing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    Gloomy and Dull

    I was looking forward to this novel since I had not read any of Mina's previous books. But was disappointed from the first page. I don't enjoy books written in the language of another country, even if it is English. Too many slang words specific to that region. I simply could not get interested in Paddy's problems. And she certainly had a boatload of them. Before and after Terry's death. If you must read this novel, get it from the library.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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