Deception: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Sep 3, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Things like this don't happen to people like us. That's what Lachlan Harriot thinks as he watches his wife, Susie, led to jail in handcuffs. Yes, Susie, a psychologist, was found covered in blood near the spot where one of her clients appears to have been murdered. But Susie is not a killer, Lachlan thinks. She's my wife. She's our child's mother. Secrets lurk behind closed doors, however, a dark truth made chillingly clear as Lachlan's efforts to prove Susie's innocence uncover an entire secret history--illicit affairs, false identities, unimaginable deception--and this brilliantly acclaimed, page-turning novel speeds toward a conclusion as shocking as it is ingenious.

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I kept waiting to hear the other side of the story Read full review

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I liked it but didn't enjoy it fully. Since it was written as diary entries, it was a little hard to follow and I didn't like not getting to hear the wife's side of it. You never get the full answer of what happened. However, there were many twists and surprises that kept it interesting. Read full review


Box 1 Document 1 Indictment
Box 2 Document 1 Dictaphone Tape
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Box 1 Document 2 Notes from Susies Trial
Box 2 Document 2 Interview with Donna Womans World 42498
Memories to Consider Previsit
Box 1 Document 3 Note of Circumstances 1994
Box 2 Document 6 Article by Fergus Donagh Guardian 31694
Box 2 Document 7 Article by Fergus Donagh Guardian 32395
Box? not sure which to file this under yet Document 1
Box 2 Document 8 Contents of Paper Bag
Box 2 Document 9 Videotape
Box 2 Document 10 News in Brief Glasgow Herald 3698
Box 2 Document 11 Article by Fergus Donagh The Revival of the Riverside Ripper Guardian 42998
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Box 2 Document 3 Serial Beast Kills Prostitute 10393
Box 2 Document 4 News in Brief a broadsheet 121993
Box 1 Document 5 Letter re Donna
Box 1 Document 3 Note of Circumstances cont
Box 2 Document 5 Donnas First Letter to Gow
Box 1 Document 6 Clinical Psychological Report 1994
Box 1 Document 7 Gows Psychiatric Report 1994
Box 2 Document 12 Riverside Ripper Appeal to Go Ahead Scotsman 83098
Box 2 Document 13 Notes on Women Who Marry Murderers
Box 2 Document 14 Families of Ripper II Call for Investigation7398
Box 3 overspill from 2 Document 15 College Friends Mourn Ginas Death Evening Times 51398
Box 3 Document 17 Ripper Appeal Hearing Set for Wednesday Daily Telegraph 83198

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About the author (2007)

Denise Mina is the author of ten previous novels, including the Garnethill Trilogy, the first installment of which won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Dagger Award for best first crime novel. She writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer and was selected by the Stieg Larsson estate to adapt The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels for the official DC Comics graphic novel series. Her novel The End of the Wasp Season was the winner of the 2012 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and Gods and Beasts was shortlisted for the 2013 award. Mina lives in Glasgow.

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