Blood, Salt, Water (Alex Morrow Series #5)

Blood, Salt, Water (Alex Morrow Series #5)

by Denise Mina


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DI Alex Morrow returns in an "atmospheric, chilling thriller" (The Washington Post) that will have you "hooked" (People).

For reasons she can't explain, Alex Morrow is addicted to watching surveillance footage of Roxanna Fuentecilla—a gorgeous Spanish woman who recently relocated to Glasgow under mysterious circumstances. She is also Morrow's prime suspect in an investigation that resembles a soap opera. Until Roxanna vanishes. Morrow traces Roxanna's steps to Helensburgh, a sleepy, picturesque seaside community. But behind the idyllic Victorian homes and quaint storefronts, darkness lurks. When she uncovers an unsettling connection to Roxanna's job back in Glasgow, Morrow suspects that her missing person is more than a white-collar criminal on the lam—she may also be a victim caught up in an international conspiracy. As the truth rises to the surface, Morrow must find Roxanna before any hope of solving the case disappears with her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316380560
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Series: Alex Morrow Series , #5
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 229,735
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Denise Mina is the author of the novels The Red Road, Gods and Beasts, The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. Mina has twice received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.

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Blood, Salt, Water 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a newcomer to Denise Mina and her exotic world of guys both good and bad. I must say that I am glad to have discovered this tremendously talented mystery and procedural writer. In her world, as in mine, we all are culpable for whatever it is we do and decide. In Blood, Salt, Water our protagonist, along with her squad, is on the trail of a money laundering operation. The case gets more dangerous as bodies drop and pressure mounts to solve the case. The detectives are faced with many dilemmas, both personal and professional. This portrayal of good and bad is as real as it gets. I will be buying other books by this talented writer.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
From the publisher: A wealthy businesswoman disappears from her Glasgow home without a trace, leaving her husbandand children panicked but strangely resistant to questioning. Tracing the woman’s cell phone records, police detective Alex Morrow discovers a call made from an unlikely location. A sleepy seaside community, Helensburgh is the last place you’d go looking for violence. But Morrow’s investigation uncovers disturbing clues and a dead body in a nearby lake. When a connection to someone close to her surfaces, the case gets more personal than she could have imagined. In this newest book featuring DI Alex Morrow, she is assisted by DCs McGrain and Thankless [the anticipated jokes I looked for never appearing, surprisingly], working out of the London Road Police Station of Police Scotland. There is a lot made of the upcoming referendum on independence, with every inhabitant apparently wearing stickers identifying which side they were on. There are a number of men and women introduced who indulge in local crime, many of them having spent time in prison. It became a bit difficult to distinguish among them after a while, I must admit. One who stands out, however, is Danny McGrath, Morrow’s half-brother, “a well-known and feared Glasgow gangster until he was sentenced to eight years for conspiracy to commit murder . . . who was carrying on his business vicariously from prison,” who appears almost exclusively in Morrow’s preoccupation with him. “They all knew that the black economy was essential. Men like Danny were responsible for twenty percent of global GDP. If justice was done and they were all imprisoned, the world economy would collapse. Civilisations would fall.” The title references the two substances, salt and water, that can wash away the first of them, blood. The novel is engrossing, although I found this entry in the series somewhat hard to follow, as were its characters. However, this author always provides interesting narratives, and as all her earlier novels, it is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago