4 out of 5 Stars
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Haunted by the fact that he never got the chance to tell best friend Lorna that he loved her before she was murdered, Ruari sets out to track down the man he saw her with the night before she was murdered – the man police are certain was her killer.
Forensic psychologist Amy Kerr has been watching prominent Glasgow lawyer Alec McAvoy for months, certain that he is the so-called Dancing Girls Killer who evaded capture in London five years previously.
Now Ruari and Amy are closing in on the same man – but every step they take draws them deeper into the killer’s web.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a thriller in which the victim was the character who resonated with me the most! Killed in the very beginning of the book, Lorna was so vividly portrayed throughout the book that I kept hoping a mistake had been made and that any moment she would come back and any other character would be the one who had been killed! ….Cruel thought?? Well, maybe.
It was a very unique way to tell a story. Usually someone is killed and the focus is on the team that is solving the case. This tale was told through a few characters all trying to solve the case in their own unique ways, which I really appreciated! The one this I didn’t understand was the insight into the character’s lives that didn’t really lend anything to the story. I understand that C.S Duffy wanted us to feel something for the characters, but I honestly didn’t see how incessant talk of DCI Boyle’s hot Swedish husband, or the old schizophrenic past of Ruari really added anything to the story. It could have progressed and ended exactly the same without it. Although, there is more to the story! So, maybe I just have to keep reading, which I absolutely plan to!
Glasgow Kiss was a breath of fresh air. It has elements of your typical police thriller with an entirely new tone to it. Really giving a life and personality to the victim kept me rushing through the pages hoping they would get the bastard who took out such a bright personality. This is definitely worth a read!
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C.S. Duffy writes crime thrillers with a healthy dose of black humour. Her background is in film and TV. She has several projects in development in Sweden and the UK and her other writing has appeared in Elle Canada and The Guardian. She is the author of Life is Swede, a thriller that was originally written as a blog – leading several readers to contact Swedish news agencies asking them why they hadn’t reported the murder that features in the blog. She was selected as a Spotlight author at Bloody Scotland in 2018.
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Glasgow Kiss is Best Served with….. A Glasgow Kiss!!
- 1 1/2oz Scotch Whisky
- 1oz Pear Juice
- 1/2 Pear
- 5 Cardamom Pods
- 1/2oz Cointreau
- 1/2oz Lime juice
- 1.2oz symple syrup
- Muddle cardamom pods with fresh pear in the bottom of a shaker.
- Add all the ingredients, shake and strain into an old fashioned glass with crushed ice, and garnish with a triple pear fan.
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