Land of Shadows

Land of Shadows

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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 a€œLoua€ Nortona€™s new partner Colin Taggert, fresh from the Colorado Springs police department, assumes ita€™s a teenage suicide. Lou isna€™t buying the easy explanation. For one thing, the condo site is owned by Napoleon Crase, a self-made millionairea€b and the man who may have murdered Loua€™s 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 Moniquea€™s 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 justicea€b before Lou becomes his next victim? a€œFast, funny, heartbreaking and wisea€b Elouise Norton is the best new character youa€™ll meet this year, and Rachel Howzell Hall is the best pure storyteller youa€™ll read this year.a€ Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author a€œSpellbinding. Gritty. Original, complex, profound and rivetinga€b Prepare to be blown away.a€ Hank Phillippi Ryan Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author a€œIntense, gritty and absolutely rivetinga€b 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 a€œA hard-hitting tale of a modern, complex Los Angeles. Well-written and deftly paceda€b 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. a€œIa#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. a€œShea#39;ll ground ... a€œWe dona#39;t have enough eggs, a€ I said in a small voice. ... a€œWecan still sing a#39;Happy Birthday, a#39; though .

Title:Land of Shadows
Author:Rachel Howzell Hall
Publisher:Titan Books - 2014-05-23


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