By Attica Locke
It took me two goes, to get into it, and when I did, it raced along! Complicated, twisty and such a immersive tale, I’ll be reading on!
Winner 2018 Edgar for Best Novel, Winner 2018 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. A powerful novel about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV/Channel 4 show Empire.
So when allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders – a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman – have stirred up a hornet’s nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes – and save himself in the process – before Lark’s long-simmering racial fault lines erupt.