cover image The End of the Wasp Season

The End of the Wasp Season

Denise Mina, read by Jane MacFarlane. AudioGO, unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-61113-021-8

In Mina’s latest thriller (and follow-up to Still Midnight) set around and in contemporary Glasgow, detective Alex Morrow—pregnant with twins—must investigate the brutal murder of a young woman named Sarah Errol. What Morrow finds is a web of deceit that will rock the community and eventually connect to an earlier suicide. Jane MacFarlane—who has recorded previous Mina novels—narrates in a lilting, mesmerizing voice and with a lovely Scottish brogue. Her reading is well paced, clear, and utterly compelling. Easily managing the books thrills and chills, MacFarlane also creates distinctive but restrained voices and regional accents for the book’s many characters—never resorting to caricature or cliché. Highly enjoyable and a must for Mina fans. A Little, Brown/Reagan Arthur hardcover. (Nov.)