‘This is one of the Sam Ireland mystery series – Sam being a female private investigator based in Glasgow. The writer had attempted to emulate the vernacular of life in a gritty Glasgow setting but some members were deterred from reading the book because of the bad language and violence. The changing first person narrators kept us alert, as did keeping track of the various criminals and bodies that kept appearing! However, we appreciated the dark humour and took the rather improbable scenarios in our stride. We liked the short chapters which added to the feeling of pace. The intricately woven tale of gangland crimes was mingled with a unwitting romance between Sam, the private investigator, and Fergus, the hitman, whom she unwittingly dates after meeting online. . It did make us think that perhaps more care was needed when using dating websites!’
Members are now reading ‘Animal’ by Sara Pascoe which will be discussed at our next Book Club meeting on Monday, 6th February at 7.30 pm at The Angel Hotel. New members very welcome.