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In The Grip Of It

by (author) Sheena Kamal

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
May 2018
Category
General, Suspense, Psychological
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780062879325
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $5.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780062879332
    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
    $5.99

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Description

On a surveillance assignment for a child custody case, PI-in-training Nora Watts finds herself ensconced in a small farming community on a beautiful hippie island in the Pacific Northwest, a place with a reputation for being welcoming to outsiders. But when she arrives there, she discovers her welcome quickly wears thin. Perhaps too quickly. 

Salt Spring Island, with a history as a refuge for African Americans fleeing the bonds of slavery, is not a place of refuge for her—and, she suspects, may not be for the people who live there, either. 

 

As she investigates, nothing about this remote community seems to add up. It gets personal as Nora confronts her own complicated feelings toward her estranged daughter and becomes increasingly concerned about the child she’s been tasked to surveil. She discovers that small, idyllic communities can hide very big secrets. 

 

Included with this short story is a sneak peek at the next Nora Watts novel from Sheena Kamal, It All Falls Down

About the author

Sheena Kamal holds an HBA in political science from the University of Toronto, and was awarded a TD Canada Trust scholarship for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness. Kamal has also worked as a crime and investigative journalism researcher for the film and television industry—academic knowledge and experience that inspired this debut novel. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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