Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, a seventeen-year-old girl is found dead at a construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished condominium. Homicide detective Elouise aLoua Nortonas new partner Colin Taggert, fresh from the Colorado Springs police department, assumes itas a teenage suicide. Lou isnat buying the easy explanation. For one thing, the condo site is owned by Napoleon Crase, a self-made millionaireab and the man who may have murdered Louas missing sister thirty years ago. As Lou investigates the death of Monique Darson, she uncovers undeniable links between the two cases. She is convinced that when she solves Moniqueas case she will finally bring her lost sister home. But as she gets closer to the truth, she also gets closer to a violent killer. After all this time, can he be brought to justiceab before Lou becomes his next victim? aFast, funny, heartbreaking and wiseab Elouise Norton is the best new character youall meet this year, and Rachel Howzell Hall is the best pure storyteller youall read this year.a Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author aSpellbinding. Gritty. Original, complex, profound and rivetingab Prepare to be blown away.a Hank Phillippi Ryan Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author aIntense, gritty and absolutely rivetingab her most dazzling accomplishment is bringing to life LAPD detective Lou Norton, whose passionate voice is still reverberating in my head. A phenomenal book.a Hilary Davidson Anthony Award winning author of Blood Always Tells aA hard-hitting tale of a modern, complex Los Angeles. Well-written and deftly pacedab a story that stays with you after the last page is read.a Gary Phillips author of Warlord of Willow RidgeONTHE AFTERNOON OF JULY 17, 1988, TORI COLLAPSED NEXT TO MEON THE LIVING room couch. aIa#39;m bored. ... She rarely played boardgames now, and shedidna#39;t watch much television with me becauseshe hated every show Iliked. ... Mom willget mad if she finds out, a I whispered. aShea#39;ll ground ... aWe dona#39;t have enough eggs, a I said in a small voice. ... aWecan still sing a#39;Happy Birthday, a#39; though .
|Title||:||Land of Shadows|
|Author||:||Rachel Howzell Hall|
|Publisher||:||Titan Books - 2014-05-23|