Welcome to BOOK CLUB, which I run with co-conspirator Nicole from Linus’s Blanket. Today we will be chatting about The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina, from Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books. For those of you reading this post, please remember that this discussion may contain spoilers.
Here is the synopsis of the book from the publisher
When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.
Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It’s a web that will spiral through Alex’s own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.
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Here we go:
- First off, what were your general impressions of the book?
- s this a book you would have read had you not been reading it for a book club?
- If you read Still Midnight, what do you think of the differences in Alex from that book to this one? Do you like her more? Less? Did you find the transition believable?
- Mina continues to focus on the bonds of family in The End of the Wasp Season, how does that play out for the different characters?
- What do you think really happened to Sarah? How did it play out between the boys?
- Any other questions? Anything else you want to discuss?
12 copies of The End of the Wasp Season were provided by Hachette in order to facilitate this discussion.