Internationally bestselling author Alex Gray returns with another dark, twisty mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer
Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the one adult students trust as a confidant. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do such a thing? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then the situation gets much worse — Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in.
For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. He’s had too many sleepless nights worrying about a toddler who has been missing for several days. Julie’s disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer’s already overstretched workload. With each day, the likelihood of either girl being found alive diminishes, and Lorimer finds himself racing against the clock to save innocent lives.
About the Author
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English.
Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing.
A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of thirteen DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gray has created another fast paced thriller featuring DCI Lorimer & his crew. What a fun series! aj west
I’m grateful Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours offered me the opportunity to review Alex Gray’s Glasgow Kiss. You see I’d never read an Alex Gray book. I am now hooked! Glasgow Kiss, #6 in the DCI Lorimer Series, is well written, filled with clear character development, and suspense. As part of a series, the first question is usually whether the book can be read as a stand-alone. The answer here is definitely a YES! With two plots running simultaneously through the book, with a minor third also appearing from time to time, a reader would perhaps get lost. That is not the case with Gray’s management of her plot line. I was at a loss at times to understand the need for the second and especially the third. Yet I wasn’t writing the book and left that to Alex Gray’s discretion. In the area of characterization, I found the characters to be realistic, engaging, and plausible. There were times when I felt as if I could feel pulses surge, hearts beat harder, and anxiety surface on the page. Excellent characterization doesn’t always come easy to authors, but obviously Gray has a gift for doing it well. All in all, I recommend Glasgow Kiss to those who love a good mystery, well-written and populated with believable characters. I found the pace to be comfortable, and each page turned quickly and easily. A book that is hard to put down. *** Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for making this book available for my review.