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The body of a young teenage hooker is found washed up on a beach near Glasgow This is Glasgow in the 1990. Okay okay this one was good very good indeedI have been to Glasgow once To a concert Didn't stay the night Headed back to Edinburgh that night It has a bit of reputation of being a rough town And perchance the night we were there some fucking wanker murdered a trainee Irish nurse and tried to dispose of her body in a uite horrifying way So my preconceived notions about Glasgow are not that goodSon who is studying in Edinburgh visits there regularly for concerts football etc He thinks it is a great city What do I know We are heading there in December for a concert so maybe my notion of Glasgow will change Swallowing another mouthful of the gin and tonic she also resolved to stop the booze for one month Maybe next month I know what you mean Rosie What a fucking mess what a right fucking mess uite depressing this one was I can't dance like that I'll make an eejit of myselfBollocks I'll show you Kinda similarities between the Scottish and the Irish expressionsI will definitely read from this author but maybe I need something light now Swimming to the Moon dispose of her body in a uite horrifying way So my preconceived notions about Glasgow are not that goodSon who is studying in Edinburgh visits there regularly for concerts football etc He thinks it is a great city What Stir It Up do I know We are heading there in December for a concert so maybe my notion of Glasgow will change Swallowing another mouthful of the gin and tonic she also resolved to stop the booze for one month Maybe next month I know what you mean Rosie What a fucking mess what a right fucking mess uite The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems depressing this one was I can't Handbook of Psychophysiology dance like that I'll make an eejit of myselfBollocks I'll show you Kinda similarities between the Scottish and the Irish expressionsI will Frugal Innovation definitely read from this author but maybe I need something light now

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E in Glasgow One of Tracey's friends contacts Rosie Gilmour a tabloid journalist she can't ignore the sto. a decomposed body is washed up on the shores of a beach in glasgow she is a 14 year old girl who went missing 6 months ago a junkie and a prostitute already not much attention is paid especially as she was living in a home he journalist rosie receives a call from her friend telling her she knows what happens and agrees to meet what she has to say would blow a hole in the police force and expose 3 top officers in web of corruption prostitution and also murder she has the bit between her teeth especially when her informant is found with her throat slit and her daughter taken into care add to this an exposure of child abuse by other top officials involving a titled judge plus the problems she has with coming to terms with her own past life can she overcome all the legalities and big wigs to bring this all to light and make the perpetrators pay the author very skilfully brings to live glasgow's underbelly which she obviously knows well after a promising start i found a few holes too convenient that the daughter contacted her regarding her father's suicide; also adrian turning up when he did and with a gun finally could not accept that rosie would let the second uncovering be buried without true justice she could either have jacked it in and persuaded another paper to publish or just put it on the internet her decision went against the character that i had built in my head bev Gekka Mugentan, Vol. 4 decomposed body is washed up on the shores of a beach in glasgow she is a 14 year old girl who went missing 6 months ago a junkie and a prostitute already not much attention is paid especially as she was living in a home he journalist rosie receives a call from her friend telling her she knows what happens and agrees to meet what she has to say would blow a hole in the police force and expose 3 top officers in web of corruption prostitution and also murder she has the bit between her teeth especially when her informant is found with her throat slit and her How to Fly with Broken Wings daughter taken into care add to this an exposure of child abuse by other top officials involving a titled judge plus the problems she has with coming to terms with her own past life can she overcome all the legalities and big wigs to bring this all to light and make the perpetrators pay the author very skilfully brings to live glasgow's underbelly which she obviously knows well after a promising start i found a few holes too convenient that the Swimming to the Moon daughter contacted her regarding her father's suicide; also adrian turning up when he Stir It Up did and with a gun finally could not accept that rosie would let the second uncovering be buried without true justice she could either have jacked it in and persuaded another paper to publish or just put it on the internet her The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems decision went against the character that i had built in my head bev

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S she's just another dead heroin addict But Tracey Eadie was only 14 years old came from a children's hom. 35 starsAuthor Anna Smith had a twenty five year career as a journalist for the Daily Record a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow prior to becoming a novelist so I expected plenty of grit and realism in her debut novel featuring intrepid reporter Rosie Gilmour The Dead Won't Sleep is set in 1998 when the body of a teenage prostitute is discovered washed up on the beach at Troon Ordinarily given the late 1990's culture another druggie hooker wouldn't draw too much interest from the red tops but when the girl in uestion is identified by dental records as fourteen year old Tracy Eadie who came from a children's home in Glasgow heads do turn After six months in the water there are no forensics to be uncovered and the options for investigation appear limited Until that is an older girl who was friends with Tracy heroin addict and prostitute Mags Gillick puts a call into Rosie and reveals that she wants justice for the friend whom she last saw leaving to accompanying three big names within the Strathclyde Police Department for a weekend of sex and sailing aboard a boat off the coast of Ayrshire Mags promised Tracy that nothing dodgy would happen after all they are known faces with connections and a lot to lose However something does go very wrong and an opening prologue reveals the men involved in Tracy's death Head of CID Chief Superintendent Gavin Fox Chief Inspector Jack Prentice and Superintendent Bill Mackie Having risen through the ranks together the men share a bond and a private passion for turning a blind eye and taking backhanders from Glasgow's most feared gangster 'Big Man' Jake Cox Proving the matter of the trio's involvement though is a far harder task and calls for thirty six year old Rosie Gilmour ueen of the scoopWhen Tracy's body is discovered journalists choose to focus on the element of neglect within the social services system and the obvious failure to protect vulnerable youngsters As jitters spread teflon coated Chief Superintendent Gavin Fox Foxy attempts to keep a steady hand on the Catholic guilt of Jack Prentice Meanwhile Mags knows all the men involved and has a recorded voicemail from a desperate Tracy on her final night aboard the boat and is able to identify the men and conseuently the top dogs waste no time in giving her a slap to keep uiet When she lets on to another hooker just what Tracy was involved in a word from Foxy to the 'Big Man' sees Mags ending up dead with a slashed throat and the crucial voicemail message nowhere to be found Gemma the seven year old daughter of Mags is sent to Woodbanks the children's home that Tracy ran away from and when Rosie goes to visit she is alerted to a second and eually head rolling scandal Given the cold blooded murder of Mags Rosie has to watch her back and with people watching her every move it is a dangerous hornets nest of an investigation to even begin to uncoverThe difference between other journalists and Rosie is her background being no stranger to the tough life around the mean streets of Glasgow having lost her own alcoholic mother at just nine years old and winding up in a children's home Rosie knows that life on the fringes of a city is tough for these teenage girls trapped in a vicious circle of turning tricks and scoring taking all the associated risks of the violent and abuse that is part of the scene However Rosie is willing to take her own risks and fundamentally cares about the people whose stories need telling She is respected and admired and people gravitate towards her seeing a straight up no nonsense gutsy firebrand Rosie can't trust all of her fellow reporters knowing crime reporter Bill Reynolds is within the fold of the police and soon she is watching her back both in and out of the office however her long established relationship with editor Mick McGuire is enough to give her all the belief she needs that she can expose the scandals Rosie has had her own scrapes and experienced hurt in relationships by making the mistake of trusting too easily and as such self preservation is her strategy with romance Offering snippets into Rosie's childhood and her romantic liaisons there was a great balance of plot momentum and personal revelations within the novel There was plenty of banter contained within the pages of The Dead Won't Sleep but one minor criticism was that it centred or less on sexual innuendo and as the novel progressed this became a little tiresome and needed a good shot in the arm of old fashioned Glaswegian humourThe Dead Won't Sleep was a slow starter for me taking almost one hundred pages for tips to fall rather fortuitously into Rosie's lap and her to attain corroboration Although I appreciated that Rosie had a well earned reputation for the big splash she did none of the running in uncovering the story initially and she appeared reactive than proactive probably by necessity of her occupation in the story However once Rosie got into her stride she showed her mettle fighting tooth and nail to tell an important story The Dead Won't Sleep really picked up pace after the first uarter and kept me reading Rosie's exploits and as such I warmed to the character Anna Smith managed to portray a vibrant city replete with natives who look on the bright side but are not surprised by the dark underbelly of the city they call home I would be very willing to read of both Anna Smith and her feisty leading lady The Meaning of Difference dead heroin addict But Tracey Eadie was only 14 years old came from a children's hom. 35 starsAuthor Anna Smith had a twenty five year career as a journalist for the Daily Record a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow prior to becoming a novelist so I expected plenty of grit and realism in her The Acupuncture Response debut novel featuring intrepid reporter Rosie Gilmour The Dead Won't Sleep is set in 1998 when the body of a teenage 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Mags promised Tracy that nothing Corporate Governance dodgy would happen after all they are known faces with connections and a lot to lose However something Masters of Learned Ignorance does go very wrong and an opening prologue reveals the men involved in Tracy's Black Lily (Gilded Lily, death Head of CID Chief Superintendent Gavin Fox Chief Inspector Jack Prentice and Superintendent Bill Mackie Having risen through the ranks together the men share a bond and a private passion for turning a blind eye and taking backhanders from Glasgow's most feared gangster 'Big Man' Jake Cox Proving the matter of the trio's involvement though is a far harder task and calls for thirty six year old Rosie Gilmour ueen of the scoopWhen Tracy's body is Mildred and Sam discovered journalists choose to focus on the element of neglect within the social services system and the obvious failure to protect vulnerable youngsters As jitters spread teflon coated Chief Superintendent Gavin Fox Foxy attempts to keep a steady hand on the Catholic guilt of Jack Prentice Meanwhile Mags knows all the men involved and has a recorded voicemail from a Imaginalis desperate Tracy on her final night aboard the boat and is able to identify the men and conseuently the top Perfect Murder, Perfect Town dogs waste no time in giving her a slap to keep uiet When she lets on to another hooker just what Tracy was involved in a word from Foxy to the 'Big Man' sees Mags ending up Mirage dead with a slashed throat and the crucial voicemail message nowhere to be found Gemma the seven year old Bittersweet daughter of Mags is sent to Woodbanks the children's home that Tracy ran away from and when Rosie goes to visit she is alerted to a second and eually head rolling scandal Given the cold blooded murder of Mags Rosie has to watch her back and with people watching her every move it is a My Darling Caroline dangerous hornets nest of an investigation to even begin to uncoverThe Periodic Tales difference between other journalists and Rosie is her background being no stranger to the tough life around the mean streets of Glasgow having lost her own alcoholic mother at just nine years old and winding up in a children's home Rosie knows that life on the fringes of a city is tough for these teenage girls trapped in a vicious circle of turning tricks and scoring taking all the associated risks of the violent and abuse that is part of the scene However Rosie is willing to take her own risks and fundamentally cares about the people whose stories need telling She is respected and admired and people gravitate towards her seeing a straight up no nonsense gutsy firebrand Rosie can't trust all of her fellow reporters knowing crime reporter Bill Reynolds is within the fold of the police and soon she is watching her back both in and out of the office however her long established relationship with editor Mick McGuire is enough to give her all the belief she needs that she can expose the scandals Rosie has had her own scrapes and experienced hurt in relationships by making the mistake of trusting too easily and as such self preservation is her strategy with romance Offering snippets into Rosie's childhood and her romantic liaisons there was a great balance of plot momentum and personal revelations within the novel There was plenty of banter contained within the pages of The Dead Won't Sleep but one minor criticism was that it centred or less on sexual innuendo and as the novel progressed this became a little tiresome and needed a good shot in the arm of old fashioned Glaswegian humourThe Dead Won't Sleep was a slow starter for me taking almost one hundred pages for tips to fall rather fortuitously into Rosie's lap and her to attain corroboration Although I appreciated that Rosie had a well earned reputation for the big splash she Supreme Justice (Dana Cutler, did none of the running in uncovering the story initially and she appeared reactive than proactive probably by necessity of her occupation in the story However once Rosie got into her stride she showed her mettle fighting tooth and nail to tell an important story The Dead Won't Sleep really picked up pace after the first uarter and kept me reading Rosie's exploits and as such I warmed to the character Anna Smith managed to portray a vibrant city replete with natives who look on the bright side but are not surprised by the The Mind and the Brain dark underbelly of the city they call home I would be very willing to read of both Anna Smith and her feisty leading lady


10 thoughts on “The Dead Won't Sleep

  1. says:

    Okay okay this one was good very good indeedI have been to Glasgow once To a concert Didn't stay the night Headed back to Edinburgh that night It has a bit of reputation of being a rough town And perchance the night we were there some fucking wanker murdered a trainee Irish nurse and tried to dispose of her body in a uite horrifying way So my preconceived notions about Glasgow are not that goodSon who is studying in Edinburgh visits there regularly for concerts football etc He thinks it is a great city What do I know? We are heading there in December for a concert so maybe my notion of Glasgow will change Swallowing another mouthful of the gin and tonic she also resolved to stop the booze for one month Maybe next month I know what you mean Rosie What a fucking mess what a right fucking mess uite depressing this one was I can't dance like that I'll make an eejit of myselfBollocks I'll show you Kinda similarities between the Scottish and the Irish expressionsI will definitely read from this author but maybe I need something light now


  2. says:

    A shockingly tough and brutal crime drama that keeps both the reader and main protagonist journalists Rosie Gilmour clambering for the guilty to be condemnedThis riveting late 90’s Glasgow set novel certainly doesn’t shy away from tough subject matters with both underage prostitution and drug addiction at the fore front of this storyI liked that we know from the very opening who the guilty party are and what role they played in 14 year old Tracy Eadie’s body been found washed up in the seaIt’s her friend Mag's who tips Rosie of as she seeks justiceI really grew to like Mag’s it was so sad to see how her drug addiction had lead her into a downward spiralAs Rosie continues to pursue the story this novel gave a fascinating insight into what could be reported and how much hard evidence was needed to back up her articlesWith so many stumbling blocks I liked that she persisted in trying to learn the truthGripping and realistic it’s the perfect way to launch a series


  3. says:

    I keep getting told by FB followers that I MUST read Anna Smith and that her books are brilliant Sadly my to read list is stupidly long which means authors whose books I have on my Kindle can sometimes sit there `undiscovered' for months Anna Smith is one such author What an idiot I felt once I'd finished this book her debut novel As soon as I was finished I immediately downloaded her second book and have her third release firmly in the calendar 31st Jan 2013 for anybody interestedThe synopsis sounded great before I had even started the book but once I got going I was in for a treat It's Glasgow in the 1990s and when the body of a young girl washes up on a beach people don't pay much attention It's just another dead junkie except the media gets hold of the fact that the victim Tracey Eadie was just 14 years old and was meant to be in the safety of a children's home The first few chapters had me hooked and from then on things got put on the back burner such as dinnerThe main character in this book is the journalist Rosie Gilmour Rosie is certainly not whiter than white but comes across as a little bit vulnerable too One of the things that struck me about this book is the language and I don't mean swearing My husband family are from Glasgow so I am very well adjusted to the way they talk and their accent Anna Smith manages to get across the accent and the way in which the Glaswegians talk which translates on paper if that makes sense?? In my opinion it gives the writing a real edge and you get a real feel for the way they speak which I really lovedThe plot was what really kept me gripped and the shocking part about it is that it is 100% believable It was gritty and particularly dark in places covering subjects that won't be everybody's cup of tea but done with sheer brilliance I am now obsessed with finding out what Rosie does in the future yippee for book 2 and thought that she was such a solid character All in this entire book had me totally and utterly enthralled from start to finish It's already been recommended to all my friends and family and now I'm recommending it to you lot tooDon't put it off a moment longer and grab yourself as copy you'll love it


  4. says:

    35 starsAuthor Anna Smith had a twenty five year career as a journalist for the Daily Record a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow prior to becoming a novelist so I expected plenty of grit and realism in her debut novel featuring intrepid reporter Rosie Gilmour The Dead Won't Sleep is set in 1998 when the body of a teenage prostitute is discovered washed up on the beach at Troon Ordinarily given the late 1990's culture another druggie hooker wouldn't draw too much interest from the red tops but when the girl in uestion is identified by dental records as fourteen year old Tracy Eadie who came from a children's home in Glasgow heads do turn After six months in the water there are no forensics to be uncovered and the options for investigation appear limited Until that is an older girl who was friends with Tracy heroin addict and prostitute Mags Gillick puts a call into Rosie and reveals that she wants justice for the friend whom she last saw leaving to accompanying three big names within the Strathclyde Police Department for a weekend of sex and sailing aboard a boat off the coast of Ayrshire Mags promised Tracy that nothing dodgy would happen after all they are known faces with connections and a lot to lose However something does go very wrong and an opening prologue reveals the men involved in Tracy's death Head of CID Chief Superintendent Gavin Fox Chief Inspector Jack Prentice and Superintendent Bill Mackie Having risen through the ranks together the men share a bond and a private passion for turning a blind eye and taking backhanders from Glasgow's most feared gangster 'Big Man' Jake Cox Proving the matter of the trio's involvement though is a far harder task and calls for thirty six year old Rosie Gilmour ueen of the scoopWhen Tracy's body is discovered journalists choose to focus on the element of neglect within the social services system and the obvious failure to protect vulnerable youngsters As jitters spread teflon coated Chief Superintendent Gavin Fox Foxy attempts to keep a steady hand on the Catholic guilt of Jack Prentice Meanwhile Mags knows all the men involved and has a recorded voicemail from a desperate Tracy on her final night aboard the boat and is able to identify the men and conseuently the top dogs waste no time in giving her a slap to keep uiet When she lets on to another hooker just what Tracy was involved in a word from Foxy to the 'Big Man' sees Mags ending up dead with a slashed throat and the crucial voicemail message nowhere to be found Gemma the seven year old daughter of Mags is sent to Woodbanks the children's home that Tracy ran away from and when Rosie goes to visit she is alerted to a second and eually head rolling scandal Given the cold blooded murder of Mags Rosie has to watch her back and with people watching her every move it is a dangerous hornets nest of an investigation to even begin to uncoverThe difference between other journalists and Rosie is her background being no stranger to the tough life around the mean streets of Glasgow having lost her own alcoholic mother at just nine years old and winding up in a children's home Rosie knows that life on the fringes of a city is tough for these teenage girls trapped in a vicious circle of turning tricks and scoring taking all the associated risks of the violent and abuse that is part of the scene However Rosie is willing to take her own risks and fundamentally cares about the people whose stories need telling She is respected and admired and people gravitate towards her seeing a straight up no nonsense gutsy firebrand Rosie can't trust all of her fellow reporters knowing crime reporter Bill Reynolds is within the fold of the police and soon she is watching her back both in and out of the office however her long established relationship with editor Mick McGuire is enough to give her all the belief she needs that she can expose the scandals Rosie has had her own scrapes and experienced hurt in relationships by making the mistake of trusting too easily and as such self preservation is her strategy with romance Offering snippets into Rosie's childhood and her romantic liaisons there was a great balance of plot momentum and personal revelations within the novel There was plenty of banter contained within the pages of The Dead Won't Sleep but one minor criticism was that it centred or less on sexual innuendo and as the novel progressed this became a little tiresome and needed a good shot in the arm of old fashioned Glaswegian humourThe Dead Won't Sleep was a slow starter for me taking almost one hundred pages for tips to fall rather fortuitously into Rosie's lap and her to attain corroboration Although I appreciated that Rosie had a well earned reputation for the big splash she did none of the running in uncovering the story initially and she appeared reactive than proactive probably by necessity of her occupation in the story However once Rosie got into her stride she showed her mettle fighting tooth and nail to tell an important story The Dead Won't Sleep really picked up pace after the first uarter and kept me reading Rosie's exploits and as such I warmed to the character Anna Smith managed to portray a vibrant city replete with natives who look on the bright side but are not surprised by the dark underbelly of the city they call home I would be very willing to read of both Anna Smith and her feisty leading lady


  5. says:

    5 Rosie Gilmour Your A Star When a young girl is found washed up at sea it starts to become apparent that there is a lot about this girls death than the police are keen to admit Rosie Gilmour is good at her job a journalist for a newspaper in she knows how to get a her story Mag's is a friend of the dead girl she comes to Rosie with some information little does Rosie know what type a story she is going to break and the danger she is now under Whilst her investigation may still need evidence to bring it to the front page she then stumbles on something else far worse As she continues to delve further into these crimes she won't give up until the truth is revealed There are so many characters I want to talk about Rosie underneath that professional exterior is a vulnerable young women struggling to have commit to a relationship When TJ comes back into her life again will she give everything up to start a new life in New York with him or will circumstances change the course of her life forever Excellent gritty story My ThoughtsMy first book from Anna Smith and I thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced exciting story


  6. says:

    5 Words Brutal shocking corruption murder journalismAUDIOBOOKThis was a bit different for me When it comes to crime it's usually police procedurals or private investigators so to have the story coming from a journalist was a new experience from me But I loved itThis story was harsh and brutal and shockingI think if I'd read this it would have been a different experience altogether Sarah Barron does a magnificent job of narrating the story putting such life into the characters There were even pints I laughed


  7. says:

    Yessssss I have found another fave investigator to follow Rosie Gilmour is a journalist seeking to expose some corrupt individuals in Glasgow She is fab and the story is gritty exciting and compellingcan't wait to listen to of these Scottish accent double yesssssss


  8. says:

    Yay I'm racing to the finish line here my reviews are up to November now almost up to date35 stars for this one This book ended up uite gripping although it took a while to get there Rosie Gilmour is a Glasgow journalist who is approached by a prostitute with information about the death of a 14 year old girl whose body was washed up six months after she died The information opens up a whole can of worms about police corruption so Rosie needs to tread carefully and be able to back up her story This prostitute also suggests that a local children's home is supplying children to a paedophile ring of highly placed men Rosie's source is soon killed to stop her talking raising the stakes considerably Rosie works on both stories but is threatened and has her flat trashed Its all getting very dangerous Can she expose both the corrupt police and the high ranking paedophiles?Just for once the love interest was perfect for the book and I enjoyed reading about it Weird for me I know but it just worked The characters were all very nicely portrayed Rosie is gutsy determined and in possession of a conscience She is really likeable I will certainly read the next book in the series


  9. says:

    a decomposed body is washed up on the shores of a beach in glasgow she is a 14 year old girl who went missing 6 months ago a junkie and a prostitute already not much attention is paid especially as she was living in a home he journalist rosie receives a call from her friend telling her she knows what happens and agrees to meet what she has to say would blow a hole in the police force and expose 3 top officers in web of corruption prostitution and also murder she has the bit between her teeth especially when her informant is found with her throat slit and her daughter taken into care add to this an exposure of child abuse by other top officials involving a titled judge plus the problems she has with coming to terms with her own past life can she overcome all the legalities and big wigs to bring this all to light and make the perpetrators pay? the author very skilfully brings to live glasgow's underbelly which she obviously knows well after a promising start i found a few holes too convenient that the daughter contacted her regarding her father's suicide; also adrian turning up when he did and with a gun finally could not accept that rosie would let the second uncovering be buried without true justice she could either have jacked it in and persuaded another paper to publish or just put it on the internet her decision went against the character that i had built in my head bev


  10. says:

    35 starsStrong first book in a series set in Glasgow featuring investigative reporter Rosie Gilmour The author herself is an award winning journalist giving her fictional character a credible base The second book already is on my TBR list