Take a Breath (Grieving series: book 1)



✪ [PDF] ✐ Take a Breath (Grieving series: book 1) By S.K. Paisley ✷ – E17streets4all.co.uk This is a novel set in the borderlands between the straight world and the criminal world suggesting how easily that border can be crossed and how dark the results can be an interesting and dramatic de This is a novel set in the borderlands between the straight world and the criminal world suggesting how easily that border can be crossed and how dark the results can be an interesting and dramatic debut William McIlvanneyA young woman vanishes into the cold Glaswegian night Nine years later one man is forced on a journey into his buried past to reveal the truth behind her mysterious disappearanceTake a Breath is set in gangster ridden Glasgow With razor sharp pace and authentic urban grit Take a Epub / it charts the relationship of Paul and Lena mining the darker side of love as time and again they engage in a grim obsessive dance From their first tumultuous meeting following their reconnections over several years each encounter is intense than the last However Lena is not the only one entangled with Paul He has fallen in with notorious crimelord Manny Munroe a name synonymous with drugs prostitution and a ruthless lust for violenceAs the stakes rise ever higher Take a Breath offers a chilling look at the organized crime realm of Glasgow where everyone is connected and no one leaves unscathed With searing narrative complex characters and the seamy backdrop of Glasgow's mean streets this arresting work of fiction will leave you hanging on every tautly written page.Take a Breath (Grieving series: book 1)

SK Paisley was born in Glasgow She studied Law and English Literature at University of Glasgow before working as a secondary school teacher She wrote her first novel Take a Breath while travelling around South America and her second novel Madness Soil while living in Amsterdam Glasgow Montreal Ottawa and Hamburg.

Take a Breath ePUB Û Take a  Epub /
  • Kindle Edition
  • 246 pages
  • Take a Breath (Grieving series: book 1)
  • S.K. Paisley
  • English
  • 05 December 2015

10 thoughts on “Take a Breath (Grieving series: book 1)

  1. says:

    Take A Breath by SK Paisley which I won from Goodreads Giveaways is a chilling and heartbreaking story that straddles the world of organized crime with its violence murder and vice It begins when fourteen year old Lena Warren high on drugs meets and falls into the charismatic web of drug dealer Paul Dalziel What follows is a love affair between Lena and Paul that's tragically strangled by his bloody ties to the criminal underworld controlled by a malicious and violent gangsterManny MunroeAlthough well written the plot is dark and foreboding as love and obsession consume Paul and Lena over the years SK Paisley's narrative with its graphic language and description builds an image of the criminal world of Glasgow that's dark brutal and merciless Confronted by a lifestyle that swallows any human decency Paul struggles to get out and to save the woman he desperately wants and loves Action packed and moving at a fast pace the plot is mesmerizing and intense from beginning to the end After being trapped by Lena's sister Paul relives a dark journey into a past he thought long dead and buried only to reveal a truth he doesn't want to face Even the ending to this story is shocking and touching as justice prevailsLike the plot the characters are well developed and complex each one pitted with tragic flaws Lena Warren is a beautiful energetic young woman plagued with an alcoholic mother and her shiftless abusive boyfriend who finds love in the arms of a broken dispirited criminal with a disreputable past and a murky future Paul Dalziel is the angry abused and violent young felon who's obsessed by a love that can only bring pain and despair Manny Munroe the brutal sadistic and toxic crime lord is evil incarnate destroying lives with drugs prostitution and a thirst for vengeance when his authority is undermined It is the power and passion of these personalities that add drama to a captivating plotIn a world where love and morality is juxtaposed against corruption violence and bloodshed SK Paisley has a created a uniuely fascinating story of ill fated love which rates a 45

  2. says:

    If this is the first book by Paisley I've got to read the others when she writes them This was a stunning mystery with many kinds of interesting by play between the characters The plot goes back and forth in two time frames to give you the background of the storyYou will find yourself not wanting to put this book down because it draws you into the story and you have to keep reading to see what is going to happen next Great jobJ Robert Ewbank author John Wesley Natural Man and the Isms Wesley's Wars and To Whom It May Concern

  3. says:

    Take a Breath pulled me in very uickly with its easy pace It consumes you as you slowly sink deeper into the mystery and lives of these characters They are very real flawed and troubled It's not just a mystery of what happened to these characters but of how they were built What makes them who they are What decisions they made that brought them to this point How love influences their lives for better and for worse Throughout the book their humanity is battered their resilience tested and in the end the book leaves a lasting impression

  4. says:

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First ReadsTake a Breath by SK Paisley Once I started I got sucked into the story I had to keep readingThis is not only a story about crime but also about love The characters Lena and Paul are very realistic and I really enjoyed following their relationship over the years I think this was a great debut and I hope to read by SK Paisley in the future

  5. says:

    I won this through First Reads and I am really glad that I had the chance to read a book like this I had to finish this book and see what happened in the end it was just so gripping The way Paul and Lena were together was just a uniue kind of story and not your typical love story I loved how SK Paisley portrayed the evil of Munroe and how he finally got what he deserved This is one book that had me on edge It was beautifully written

  6. says:

    This is a very well written book that tells the story of Lena and Robert and their many attempts at being together Set in Glasgow the story unfolds from their first meeting till their last and what happened to them along the wayThe story unfolds in 2 time frames and although I don't usually enjoy books that do this I found myself very uickly drawn into the tale of these 2 damaged and realistic characters and I wanted to know what happened to them

  7. says:

    The first third of the book was a bit slow going and did feel like a first book but the writing got a lot better as the book went on This book does have a back and forth over the years style to it even within chapters it changed year bit annoying Got better as it went on liked Paul as the main character found Lena really annoying pretty good ending though Not the best book I've read in this genre not the worst hence 3 stars

  8. says:

    Realistic characterisation and a gripping storyline with plenty of twistsTight accomplished writing and a real breath of fresh air S K Paisley has her own voice and her writing is original and directI really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading by S K Paisley

  9. says:

    Realistic characterisation and a gripping storyline with plenty of twistsTight accomplished writing and a real breath of fresh air S K Paisley has her own voice and her writing is original and directI really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading by S K Paisley

  10. says:

    I have not read this yet but it looks good

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