Deception by Denise Mina audiobook

Deception: A Novel

By Denise Mina
Read by Richard Matthews , Simon Vance , and Wanda McCaddon

Random House Audio 9780316058575
9.63 Hours Unabridged
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From Scotland's most exciting up-and-coming mystery novelist comes a story of Lachlan Harriot, a man who refuses to believe his wife, Susie, is a killer - even though she had been working with Andrew Gow, a paroled serial killer, as his court-appointed psychologist, when she was found covered in blood near the spot where his and his wife's bodies were discovered. Desperate to clear his wife's name, Lachlan searches her home office for proof of her innocence. What he finds in this formerly off-limits place is an unimaginable world that makes him question his wife and their life together. But something continues to trouble him, and he, believing that this is where the truth lies, follows his hunch beyond all reason and hope. "A masterstroke of compelling originality that more than lives up to the promise of Mina's Garnethill trilogy" (Daily Record, U.K.)

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Summary

Summary

From Scotland's most exciting up-and-coming mystery novelist comes a story of Lachlan Harriot, a man who refuses to believe his wife, Susie, is a killer - even though she had been working with Andrew Gow, a paroled serial killer, as his court-appointed psychologist, when she was found covered in blood near the spot where his and his wife's bodies were discovered. Desperate to clear his wife's name, Lachlan searches her home office for proof of her innocence. What he finds in this formerly off-limits place is an unimaginable world that makes him question his wife and their life together. But something continues to trouble him, and he, believing that this is where the truth lies, follows his hunch beyond all reason and hope. "A masterstroke of compelling originality that more than lives up to the promise of Mina's Garnethill trilogy" (Daily Record, U.K.)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mystery lovers have lately been looking to Scotland, in part because of Mina’s fast-growing reputation; this stunning new work can only bolster the trend.” Publishers Weekly
“Glasgow writer Mina has carved a niche for herself writing about very mean Scottish streets and slums and very desperate and depraved characters…As the husband searches both the court tapes and his own memories of his wife and their life together, the reader becomes increasingly aware of discordant notes in the husband’s own psyche. This leaves the reader as anxious as the betrayed husband to figure out how a seemingly happy wife, mother, and psychiatrist could go off the rails so completely.” Booklist
“Her use of the ‘unreliable narrator’ is masterful. She slowly reveals that all is not as it seems; even self-deception abounds. As Mina peels away the onion, the househusband with tenacious loyalty to his convicted wife has his own questionable agenda. Deception keeps you guessing, yet manages to be much more than a mere whodunit, thanks to Mina’s strong psychological characterizations. These create a story, as it unfolds in the form of the protagonist’s diary.” Bookmarks magazine
“Narrator Richard Matthews provides rich personalities for this provocative, dark mystery. Through Matthews’ capable voice, we experience Lochlan as pitiful and deplorable, yet somehow compelling. Women’s voices are also presented plausibly, and the Scottish and British accents add credibility.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Denise Mina

Author Bio: Denise Mina

Denise Mina is the author of numerous novels, including The Long Drop, which won the 2017 Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Best Crime Book, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. She also writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 9.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English