The End of the Wasp Season - Denise Mina (2011)
This is the first Denise Mina crime novel that I have read, and already I feel I'll be checking out more of her books. I've already recommended her to my sister in law who is always wanting to hear recommendations of new authors that I have discovered.
There is a murder in Glasgow, starting an investigation headed by Detective Inspector Alex Morrow and her team. I liked the story, it clicked along taking several turns which shows class. I am often disappointed by many crime and thriller novels lately, as they dissolve into predictable CSI type drama - all flash with no substance. I am beginning to loath a story where the main investigator/detective/doctor is abducted by the serial killer/murderer. It comes across as lazy writing, unoriginal and totally unnecessary.
So a 4/5 - not perfect, but certainly interesting story and characters.