I absolutely adore the Garnethill novels. In the last few months I have read all of Denise Mina's published books and this trilogy is my absolute personal favourite. I could relate absolutely with the subject matter and the main protagonist, The characterisation is brilliant (I have met all of them). And as with most of Mina's writing the narrative thread is the least important part of the novel. Glasgow and its social fabric is the main character. She is Glasgow's Rankine.