Release date - 19th July 2017
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - www.noexit.co.uk
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
'Outstanding' – New York Times
'Gripping' – Associated Press
'Powerful' – Publishers Weekly
One man is dead.
But thousands were his victims.
Can a single murder avenge that of many?
Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto: the body of Christopher Drayton is found at the foot of the cliffs. Muslim Detective Esa Khattak, head of the Community Policing Unit, and his partner Rachel Getty are called in to investigate. As the secrets of Drayton's role in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide of Bosnian Muslims surface, the harrowing significance of his death makes it difficult to remain objective. In a community haunted by the atrocities of war, anyone could be a suspect. And when the victim is a man with so many deaths to his name, could it be that justice has at long last been served?
In this important debut novel, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a compelling and provocative mystery exploring the complexities of identity, loss, and redemption.
Winner of the Barry Award, Arthur Ellis Award, and Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel
When Christopher Drayton's body is discovered at the bottom of the bluffs, it appears to be a clean cut case of accidental death. So why are Detective Esa Khattak and his partner Rachel Getty investigating? As they begin to pick apart Mr. Drayton's life they will unearth secrets and horrifying acts from many years ago. And how exactly do you search for a killer when you start to realise that perhaps the victim deserved what happened to him?
THE UNQUIET DEAD mixes crime and traditional police work with harrowing accounts of what actually took place during the Bosnian War in the 1990s, which makes for a compellingly unique novel that will make you uncomfortable and gripped all at once.
The detective duo of Esa and Rachel really worked for me as they appear to be opposites in the way that they deal with a case, but have so much in common in both their personal lives and their personalities at times.
The writing is appealing and really pulls you in, and the mixture of truth with fiction added an extra layer of terror to the story.
THE UNQUIET DEAD by Ausma Zehanat Khan is a dark criminal story that will haunt and torment you and it is a must-read for crime fiction fans everywhere.
Ausma Zehanat Khan is a British-born Canadian living in the United States, whose own parents are heirs to a complex story of migration to and from three different continents. A former adjunct professor at American and Canadian universities, she holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law, with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre as the main subject of her dissertation. Previously the Editor in Chief of Muslim Girl Magazine, Ausma Zehanat Khan has moved frequently, traveled extensively, and written compulsively. The Unquiet Dead is her first mystery novel featuring Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty. A follow-up is in the works.
For more information:
Website - www.ausmazehanatkhan.com
Twitter - twitter.com/ausmazehanat
Facebook - www.facebook.com/ausmazehanatkhan
*I want to thank Maddy from No Exit Press and the author, Ausma Zehanat Khan, for the opportunity to read and review this gripping story.
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