Land of Shadows

Land of Shadows

Book - 2014
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A skeptical Lou Norton of the Los Angeles police department investigates increasingly compelling parallels between the suspicious suicide of a teenage girl and the unsolved murder of Lou's sister.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765336354
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HALL
Characteristics: 317 p. ; 25 cm


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JessicaGma Feb 20, 2018

A gritty read featuring an African American female lead. The story was good, and I liked the main character as far too often, the only females you see in mysteries are victims and sort of amorphous love interests. Lou had a strong voice, and the resolution of the contemporary and past cases were chilling. Highly recommended.

Dec 15, 2014

This LAPD detective is way too sassy and smartass for me.

May 18, 2014

A gritty, stylish police procedural/thriller that keeps you turning the pages.
It features LAPD homicide Det. Lou Norton & her partner Colin Taggert as they investigate the death of a teenage girl.
The case is linked with the disappearance of Lou's sister 25 years ago & there are some surprising revelations in store.
The prose is fluid, atmospheric & infused with a wry, acerbic humour as the story is told mostly from Lou's POV. There's a refreshing lack of stereotypes among the characters, especially with how the cops are portrayed. (No iconoclastic loners with bar stools named after them.)
Satisfying thriller with a smart, capable protagonist & a truly creepy bad guy.


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