Never Somewhere Else

Never Somewhere Else

Never Somewhere Else When a series of young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer He enlists the services of Dr Solomon Brightman a psychologist and

  • Title: Never Somewhere Else
  • Author: Alex Gray
  • ISBN: 9781841953939
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a series of young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer He enlists the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, a psychologist and criminal profiler.

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    On the front of the paperback edition to this book it boldly states that "Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh"  This is a disgraceful statement to be pointed at the good name of Rankin and the god amongst crime detectives John Rebus. Reading "Never Someone Else" can only be compared to viewing a rather poor episode of Murder She Wrote starring the ever youthful Angela Lansbury. The crime market is awash with wannabe Rankinists and yet seemingly the author of this [...]

    Exciting beginning to a new series and a new author to me!DCI Lorimer has taken on a case involving three young women who are discovered strangled and scalped and left in a Glasgow Park. He turns to Dr. Solomon Brightman, a psychologist and criminal profiler, much against his wishes. He thinks that Dr. Solomon is almost too eager to become involved in these murders.These are gruesome murders, with the antagonist keeping the scalps as trophies, reminiscent of the 1800 battles of the Native Americ [...]

    Pretty run of the mill crime novel with an obvious killer but liked DCI Lorimer and Doctor Soloman Brightman. Nice pacing and lots of action. All in all a decent read and have a feeling this series will get better and better.

    This is the first book in the DCI Lorimer series by Alex Gray. It is a police procedural set in Glasgow.Lorimer is on the trail of a killer who disfigures his victims in a unique way. The pace of the book is frantic and keeps you turning the pages and second guessing yourself. You think you have solved the crime only to realise you have swallowed another Red Herring. Lorimer will obviously be compared to Ian Rankin's Rebus. But Glasgow and Edinburgh are two completely different cities and they a [...]

    Easy reading, much like reading a Peter Robinson book. First time I have read this author and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

    I enjoyed this thriller although it was pretty gruesome. Lots of red herrings and twists. My son-in-law once said the killer had to be a character already in the mix so I did figure it out. What a nasty person the killer turned out to be - no spoilers in that statement!!

    The copyright says this was written early this century but it felt to me that it came straight from the 1950s - complete with that era's enlightened view of ethnic, religious or cultural minorities. The 'foreign-looking' Jewish psychological expert starts discussing redskin warrior braves almost immediately he's introduced, so you know you're in for some profound insights into the human condition. It's overwritten, tedious and devoid of believable or remotely interesting characters. The baddie i [...]

    I was really excited as I read further and further into this first book by Alex Gray. I've always enjoyed the Ian Rankin series with Rebus, including the BBC show about this character. In NEVER SOMEWHERE ELSE, that same intertwining relationship between detective and psychologist/profiler comes into play wonderfully. Detective Inspector Lorimer is an attractive, happily married man who spends way too much time investigating his cases, according to his wife. But that probably won't change anytime [...]

    Fans of Rebus will enjoy Lorimer. Gray read a bit faster than Rankin, AND I got to explore the streets of Glasgow! I will definitely be returning for more crime solving with Glasgow's finest!

    This is the second crime novel I’ve read in a row about the brutal murders of women. I am going to have to read something much more light-hearted next. Both of these incidentally were written by women, I don’t know if there is any significance in that, and it was only halfway through the second one that I realised myself. Anyway, this particular book was a good enough crime thriller. It was nothing special, but it was an interesting police procedure whodunit nonetheless. I guessed who the mu [...]

    First published in 2002 this is the novel that introduced Grey’s series character DCI Lorrimer. Although not perhaps the most original addition to the genre it is still a well-constructed and engaging book.Lorrimer is, in some respects, a familiar and maybe even clichéd figure, that old favourite the cop with finer sensibilities. Grey portrays him though as being free of most of the usual hang-ups and with a marriage that is presented as a real relationship, with all the complications that ca [...]

    Waiting more, actually a very boring crime book. Usually I only write reviews for my favorite books, but I made an exception, because I wanted something more and I waited more from this author.

    First in a series and what a read. Kept me interested from page one right to the end. Great characters who I think will only get better. Well worth a read.

    wasn't bad - but didn't find anything to make the main protaganist (DCI Lorimer) stand out from dozens of other fictional police officers.

    Time taken to read - 3 days Publisher - Sphere Pages - 308Blurb from When a series of young women are discovered strangled and mutilated in a Glasgow park, it is up to DCI Lorimer to find their killer. He enlists the services of Dr Solomon Brightman, a psychologist and criminal profiler.My reviewA young woman's body is found mutilated and strangled in a Glasgow park, she isn't the first and the police know they need to find and stop the killer before another woman is killed. DCI Lorimer is in ch [...]

    Start of a new crime series. The cover says that it will rival rebus - this may have referred to a later book in the series, as this doesnt quite.This is such standard fayre for a crime series. We establish the lead dectective - DCI Lorimer. He doesnt have a drink problem, or major relationship issues! He has the help of a psychologist - soloman brigtman to help with a serial killer strangling young ladies and dumping the bodies in a glasgow park.Glasgow is a major character of the book - and i' [...]

    read these out of synch - introduces dci lorimer, but no problem. less of his character than the later ones but author probably feeling her way with the new man and then develops once she finds out how popular he is however, two questions did arise. why did no one question the month delay between the 3 murders and the next attempted one? also the police computer geeks would have been able to track down the lost data in brightman's computers thru cookies no way does it put u off though. PLEASE ma [...]

    This introduction to DCI Lorimer and his newly-acquired sidekick, Dr Solomon (Solly) Brightman, was well done. The identity of the killer came quite out of left field, making for an enjoyable suspense during the reading. While the book seemed very much like the introduction it was, with snippets of major and minor characters' lives expanded on to give you a feel for who's who, it still maintained a good grasp on its existence as a mystery thriller. Looking forward to more installments, when the [...]

    Crime and murder are not my favourite genres but this book was recommended to me because the author is Scottish and her stories are based in/around Glasgow. True enough, it was interesting to hear places I know mentioned throughout the story. I liked the characters (very important for me to enjoy a book) especially Solly, the psychologist and you weren't lead into liking the victim. I don't want to write about the story in case I spoil it for other readers. Alex Gray books will be a relevant add [...]

    Had high hopes for Alex, but sadly a run of the mill crime novel, nothing gripping or novel (sorry pun, standard middle of the shelf. WOuld have cost £7.99 new but small sized and limited length so very little opp for the writer to build up the charcahters who were shallow. As previous reviwers have said the psychologist is quite quirky. Might read one of his later in the series to see if it develops any better.

    My first Alex Gray book.The series start to Lorimer and Brightman (Detective and Psychologist)It was OK and I can see getting to know the main characters better will be an advantage going further into the series.This is a tale of a madman who stalks and scalps seemingly random girls.Brightman is right on the ball early on and Lorimer is loath to listen to him but eventually comes around.Will continue this series as it will get stronger I feel

    Great Scottish detective novel. Glasgow comes to life as does DCI Lorimer as he looks for a madman who is scalping young women in the streets and dumping them in a popular park. His uneasy relationship with a psychologist adds to the atmosphere as they try to catch the killer before he acts again. The finale is a surprise and a little low-key, but the ending is good.

    I was a bit disappointed in this book. I prefer books that include significant female characters, but there were none here. I also didn't think the book was Scottish enough, certainly nothing like those of Stuart MacBride. Make a few changes and set it in Manchester and it wouldn't have been any different.

    I rather enjoyed this, but it felt a little ambling to me, and I guessed the killer halfway through without even trying. I definitely will be reading more by Alex Gray but I'm not in a huge rush to the next book in the series.

    Good paced book, it still had me guessing right till the finale. I really enjoy Alex Gray's' work :) keep them coming

    Was thinking about a 4 but let's see what the next book brings. A good start and visited many of Glasgow's great sites that I remember from the 70's & 80's. look forward to the next book.

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