Gods and Beasts

In an attempt to meet people in our new town, I read Gods and Beasts for an upcoming mystery book club that happens at our local library. It was my first time reading a book by Denise Mina, but I’d read more of her work. I didn’t love this book, but I did enjoy it overall.

The main character, Alex Morrow, is a detective in Glasgow and the book starts with a violent shooting in a post office which she then investigates with her partner. The book quickly takes you into the world of politics and the local gangs as well. And even though I did eventually get the whole story on who did it, the ending was abrupt. The author has written several books about this detective and world, so I’m guessing maybe another one is on the way.

I did like the main character and since I started with the third book in the series, I’ll probably go back and read the first two to find out more about her. This book was what I like to a call a TV book, easy reading that can be done when tired in the evenings after a long day instead of zoning out in front of the TV. And right now, with summer here, and me hustling to do some new things for work, it’s perfect.

Now to see what the other book club members think when I go to the meeting.