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A Deadly Divide

Khan, Ausma Zehanat. Book - 2019 Mystery / Khan, Ausma 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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"From the critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan, A Deadly Divide is the devastatingly powerful new thriller featuring beloved series detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty. In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec, the local police apprehend Amadou Duchon--a young Muslim man at the scene helping the wounded--but release Etienne Roy, the local priest who was found with a weapon in his hands. The shooting looks like a hate crime, but detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty sense there is more to the story. Sent to liaise with a community in the grip of fear, they find themselves in fraught new territory, fueled by the panic and suspicion exploited by a right-wing radio host. As Rachel and Esa grapple to stop tensions shutting the case down entirely, all the time, someone is pointing Esa in another direction, a shadowy presence who anticipates his every move. A Deadly Divide is a piercingly observed, gripping thriller that reveals the fractures that try to tear us all apart: from the once-tight partnership between detectives Esa and Rachel, to the truth about a deeply divided nation"-- Provided by publisher.


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suspenseful and emotional submitted by bec on August 27, 2020, 8:26am I think this is a series highlight: the plot hangs together tightly, our characters are back and we learn more about each of them, and once again Ausma Zehanat Khan is feelingly exploring identity, trauma, and human relationships. The mystery is urgent and emotionally intense, a deep and complex dive into Quebecois nationalism and white supremacy. Can't wait for the next book to come out!

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Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty mysteries

New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 370 pages ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Khattak, Esa -- Fiction.
Getty, Rachel -- Fiction.
Mass shootings -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.