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In Guilty Night

In Guilty Night Best Read || [Alison G. Taylor] - In Guilty Night, In Guilty Night On a freezing November night year old Arwel Thomas turns up dead in a railway tunnel outside Bangor an apparent victim of sexual abuse and a runaway from the local children s home DCI Michael Mc

  • Title: In Guilty Night
  • Author: Alison G. Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780553575828
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback

In Guilty Night Best Read || [Alison G. Taylor], In Guilty Night, Alison G. Taylor, In Guilty Night On a freezing November night year old Arwel Thomas turns up dead in a railway tunnel outside Bangor an apparent victim of sexual abuse and a runaway from the local children s home DCI Michael McKenna and his colleagues are slowly drawn in to the web of relationships and power struggles surrounding Arwel and his peers in the claustrophobic world of childcare institutiOn a free In Guilty Night Best Read || [Alison G. Taylor] - In Guilty Night, In Guilty Night On a freezing November night year old Arwel Thomas turns up dead in a railway tunnel outside Bangor an apparent victim of sexual abuse and a runaway from the local children s home DCI Michael Mc

  • In Guilty Night Best Read || [Alison G. Taylor]
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About "Alison G. Taylor"

  1. Alison G. Taylor

    Alison Taylor never intended to be a crime writer In 1986 she was working as a senior social worker for the former Gwynedd County Council Increasingly disturbed by reports of the alleged abuse of children in care, she took her concerns to the police As a result she was fired What her actions have helped to expose is one of Britain s worst scandals of institutionalised physical and sexual abuse in children s homes in North Wales Because of the extent and nature of the allegations, in 1996 the government took the rare step of ordering a Tribunal of Inquiry, which began hearing evidence in January 1997, and is due to report this year Alison Taylor won two national awards for her selfless work in this area the first Community Care Readers Award, and the Campaign for Freedom of Information Award in 1996 Disillusioned by the prospect of returning to social work, Alison concentrated on writing Her first novel Simeon s Bride evolved from a short story written for a national competition and was published in 1995 It won her outstanding critical acclaim and comparisons to PD James and Ruth Rendell Her second novel In Guilty Night was a compelling story containing the controversial issue of child abuse And most recently, The House of Women was published in 1998, again to widespread acclaim from the media A television series featuring Superintendent Michael McKenna is currently under negotiation.Alison Taylor has a son and a daughter, and has lived in north Wales for many years Her interests include baroque and classical music, art and riding.

932 Comments

  1. I would like to thank Netgalley and Endeavour Press for a review copy of In Guilty Night, a police procedural set in North Wales.I read Simeon s Bride in the 90s when it was first published and was blown away by it but never got round to reading in the series so when offered the opportunity to read In Guilty Night I jumped at the chance All I can say is what a difference 20 years has made to my perceptions.Chief Inspector McKenna and his team are called in when a train driver spots a body at th [...]


  2. While I applaud Alison Taylor s courage in tackling such an important subject the abuse of at risk children at the hands of those employed to protect them , I was not particularly impressed by In Guilty Night Despite being rich in detail, the novel did not have a clear structure Rather than progressing in a forward direction, In Guilty Night meandered Over and over again, McKenna and his team are prevented from interviewing the children and staff of Blodwel, despite evidence of murder Higher ups [...]


  3. How long has it been since I read a book written in the 90s This author hit my to read list when I picked up Simeon s Bride at a beach used book store Her books are hard to find, so I downloaded it chalk one up for Kindle I like the doggedness of the characters, the way they work the system and thwart the system I d like to think all police officers seek justice for those without power, without being bullied by those with power As a former social worker, I found the depiction of social workers t [...]


  4. Good heavens, what a sinister place Bangor and its surrounds are, especially if you re in care.This is book two, so we have done established characters, the three policemen, who seem to spend a lot of time bickering, and the pathologist.Added to the mix this time is a policewoman, also quite good at bickering.The stories of abuse and neglect in the children s home are fairly hard core, but so, is the way social services turn a blind eye, and how when investigating the death of a young boy, nobo [...]


  5. As police procedural novels go, this one became quite complex.The dialogue in places is quite politically questionable However this helps to add reality to the story.This is a novel which explores many stereotypes GenderSocial attitudesSexual proclivities Somehow, there is also an undercurrent of humour in the style of writing.Clearly Alison Taylor has drawn the ideas for this novel from her experiences as a senior social worker I think this is why I like the book It has a sense of realism in th [...]


  6. I would like to thank NetGalley and Endeavour Press for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest and open review.Child abuse is a very emotive subject to write about Ms Taylor has managed to write about it in a sympathetic was.This is a very dark story but the murder or suicide of a young boy would be.The police are hindered at every turn by the staff at the care homes and the social workers I would like to think that 20 years later this would not happen.Although because [...]


  7. Didn t really enjoy this book at all to be honest It had a good story line but it was very confusing and jumping from one character to the other Not speaking Welsh was a bit of a pain too as most of the character place names are Welsh and it s hard to know how to pronounce the words I didn t like the style of writing, didn t warm to the characters and the writing spoiled what could ve been a really good story the outcome came as a bit of a damp squibbed blink and you d have missed it Doubt I d b [...]


  8. I received this arc from Netgalley Pretty good read It starts off strong but begins to lag a bit halfway through I did enjoy the dashes of humor thrown in I would probably read other books by this author.




  9. I tried to get along with this book, but found it just too jumpy and unstructured It s always a disappointment not to be able to warm to characters, but those of In Guilty Night left me cold.


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