The Twilight Time

The Twilight Time #2020

The Twilight Time Anna Cameron is a new Sergeant in the Flexi Unit On her first day in the new job she discovers she ll be working with her ex Jamie now married and with a child In at the deep end emotionally after m
  • Title: The Twilight Time
  • Author: Karen Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780340935590
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Anna Cameron is a new Sergeant in the Flexi Unit On her first day in the new job she discovers she ll be working with her ex, Jamie, now married and with a child In at the deep end emotionally after many years without him, she s also plunged headlong into the underworld of Glasgow s notorious Drag the haunt of working girls, drug dealers, and sad, seedy men Someone is cAnna Cameron is a new Sergeant in the Flexi Unit On her first day in the new job she discovers she ll be working with her ex, Jamie, now married and with a child In at the deep end emotionally after many years without him, she s also plunged headlong into the underworld of Glasgow s notorious Drag the haunt of working girls, drug dealers, and sad, seedy men Someone is carving up the faces of local prostitutes, an old man has been brutally killed, and racist violence is on the rise Anna must deal with all this alongside tensions and backstabbing within her own team Atmospheric, affecting, and beautifully written, The Twilight Time is a stunning debut from a remarkably talented new crime writer.
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      Published :2020-04-11T12:28:08+00:00

    155 Comment

    Really interesting book this one It s sits in a unique halfway house of crime fiction, in that it doesn t get too bogged down in the details of the crime although we are following an active investigation , instead there is focus on the police staff going about their business and trying to deal with their lives It s of a drama, with relationships starting and ending, inter office politics going on, and plenty of self loathing.What s great about it, aside from the fresh take on the genre, is how [...]

    THE TWILIGHT TIME is the debut novel from ex cop Karen Campbell featuring Sergeant Anna Cameron as the central character In 2009 Campbell won Best New Scottish Writer at the Scottish Variety Awards, and there is now a second book out After the Fire, which switches the viewpoint to two characters from the first book Jamie and his wife Cath.But THE TWILIGHT TIME is a book that was recommended to me by somebody whose preferences I follow closely, and coincidentally was nominated as a discussion boo [...]

    The One Sentence Summary Anna Cameron, a Sergeant and rising star in the Glasgow police force, struggles both personally and professionally when she s transferred to head the unit where her ex works, and has to investigate a series of brutal attacks on prostitutes.The Meat and Potatoes Anna Cameron is a devoted police officer who excels in an arena where women have to fight to earn and keep the respect of their peers On the first day in her new unit though she finds out she will be working with [...]

    I found this book a bit difficult to get into, and felt the story progressed pretty slowly I stopped reading a few times, and then started again, so got a bit lost with all the characters at times However, I started to enjoy it much towards the last quarter of the book, and felt it had quite an interesting ending The accents language of the characters was not something I was used to or really related to, but I found it very interesting to read about Glasgow and it s people and characters Overal [...]

    As much a psychological study of identity, loyalty, and love as a police procedural, this book mixes gritty police procedural with literary character study Very well crafted, but rather heavy going if one is looking for simple entertainment.

    Loved this debut novel from Karen Campbell and purchased the next in the series as soon as I finished Excellent Glasgow based police procedural with a brilliant female protagonist Highly recommend.

    This book was book of the month at my book group We meet in the local library and our leader is the author, Evelyn Hood whose 40th book was published last week She is an remarkable person who is very generous about sharing her time and experience with less experienced writers in her workshops.The author of The Twilight Time, Karen Campbell, is another author Scottish writer She is a graduate of Glasgow University s prestigious Creative Writing Masters, and author of several other books in the cr [...]

    This is Karen Campbell s debut novel but it s the second novel of hers that I ve read Although they are stand alone books, I do wish I d read them in sequence, if only to have appreciated the character of Anna Cameron better in After The Fire Strathclyde Police Sergeant Cameron is a woman who in Southern Scotland might be call a nippy sweetie One minute she s giving people a veritable tongue lashing and the next she will risk her life for them Despite her manner, you can t help but like her she [...]

    Ordered after reviews read in various places.This is a very interesting addtion to the police procedural series of popular fiction.Campbell is an ex police woman, so for once, a police book that shows coppers for what they are like The characters in this book are not super heros in many ways that make morally dodgy decisions than some of the criminals in other books This is told without prejudice and an unmoralistic eye.The main character is Anna Cameron how that name caught my eye as i went th [...]

    When it came down to it, this felt a touch over written The first third of the book was slow paced and bogged down in too much internal monologue like with some other female authors, I felt that the balance between activity and inactivity was a little too much in the latter direction , and I almost gave up The story improved after that, and there was some very convincing dialogue and long conversations much realistic than vital discussions in other novels which only last a couple of pages when [...]

    I m a swimmer not a jogger, but I ve heard that if run for long enough you will hit what s known as the wall This book, for me, had a wall too At one point I was really enjoying it, and then, all of a sudden it just became painful all of it The miserable Anna, the depressed Cath and I am a depressive too, so you re know you re in a bad way when you make a lifelong depressive think, Oh cheer up, love , the cliched characters, the horrible Fragmented Sentences What was her editor thinking And the [...]

    Gritty realist book set in our own Glasgow, a book where the city is as much a character as the people Portrays the police world that Karen Campbell herself worked within and the criminal underworld that surrounds us all without our recognition of it Absolutely recommend and hooked in enough to read the next in the series.

    I enjoyed feeling I had an insight into what being a policewoman in Glasgow might be like but didn t particularly enjoy the revelations Good characterisations although not one really likeable and the plot tended to get a bit lost, I thought, beneath the personal stuff going on I d like to read a second novel of Karen Campbell s to make up my mind whether or not her writing is my cup of tea.

    I read an interview with Karen Campbell in Len Wanner s Dead Sharp and thought her books would be worth a try Within a couple of paragraphs I knew I d come across yet another superb Scottish writer characters, dialogue, sense of place all superb and the plotting tight Have already ordered a couple from.

    I made a mistake by starting at the end of this quartet, so this was backstory for me In the later novel, the characters are rounded Here, I didn t like any of them and didn t find them convincing I found the plot convoluted and silly, too and what a lot of convenient coincidences Don t think I would have kept going until the end if I hadn t been filling in the gaps in the later story

    Really enjoy the writing of Karen Campbell I don t know if it s the pull of the characters or the familiarity of the Glasgow setting, but I found the trilogy totally hooked me until the end And the end left me reeling 10 10

    First book written by this author its based in Glasgow and i really enjoyed it, look forward to reading the next one

    Had trouble getting interested in this book The Glasgow dialect was difficult for me, and I had trouble finding the characters or story likeable.

    I think I want to read her others, was a bit slow to start with but times when I really wanted to know what was going on

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