The End of the Wasp Season: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Sep 26, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.

Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.

THE END OF THE WASP SEASON is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption.
 

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

This is my favourite Denise Mina book so far. Simple on the surface, but with layers of intriguing complexity in the nature of family relationships and their effect on the mental health of their members. Loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina is the second book in her DS Alex Morrow series. I found this to be an excellent blend of a police procedural and a psychological thriller. Her plotting and ... Read full review

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Denise Mina is the author of 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. She lives in Glasgow.

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