The End Of The Wasp Season was my first Denise Mina novel. It was a recommendation, and I thought why not.The novel was low-key, so not much of a suspense novel. The author let you know the identities of the murderer(s), so it wasn't much of a mystery novel.The plot had no surprises, there were no moments when you thought "I didn't see that coming'. But I found myself eager to keep reading. Mina's characters may not be as gritty as the characters in some books, but they aren't weak, she has made them tough but likeable, and gave them a certain dignity. I liked this book, liked the way Mina paced her plot,her characters and by the end of the novel she had brought everything together and I was satisfied with the ending. I have another book by this author on the way.