Blood, Salt, Water
Vendor: Harper Perennial
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.31 (inches)
Detective Inspector Alex Morrow returns in a masterful new novel from internationally bestselling crime writer Denise Mina.
For reasons she can’t quite explain, Alex Morrow is addicted to watching surveillance footage of Roxanna Fuentecilla—a gorgeous Spanish mother of two, in a tempestuous relationship with her boyfriend, who recently relocated to Glasgow under mysterious circumstances. She is also Morrow’s prime suspect in an investigation that resembles a soap opera, filled with glamorous jet-setters and enough money to interest the highest levels of law enforcement. Until Roxanna vanishes.
Morrow traces Roxanna’s steps to Helensburgh, a sleepy, picturesque seaside community. But behind the idyllic Victorian homes and quaint storefronts, darkness lurks. Home to a man with blood on his hands who is haunted by guilt, a mysterious woman with ulterior motives back in town for the first time in decades, a sexually frustrated restaurateur looking to blow off steam and a crew of vicious small-time gangsters blindly following orders, it’s a town ruled by base instincts where no one is quite what they seem. And it’s the perfect place to get rid of someone.
When she uncovers an unsettling connection to Roxanna’s job back in Glasgow, Morrow suspects that her missing person is more than a white-collar criminal on the lam—she may also be a victim caught up in a sophisticated conspiracy that stretches far beyond Helensburgh and is more personal than Morrow ever imagined. As the truth rises to the surface and the conflicts that lie beneath Helensburgh’s calm waters threaten to explode, Morrow must find Roxanna before any hope of solving the case disappears with her.