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.
In the Grip Of It is an interesting suspenseful first-person thriller I enjoyed. This short novella has a twisting story that winds you around the characters while you thy to figure out who’s hiding whay and why. Some of these characters are a bit warped!
If you’re looking for an afternoon of light suspense, In the Grip Of It is the book for you!
|Source:||Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours|
|Publisher & Date:||Witness Impulse, May 15th 2018|
|ISBN:||0062879324 (ISBN13: 9780062879325)|
|Setting:||Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada|
|Series:||Nora Watts #1.5|
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. Her debut novel, The Lost Ones was inspired by this and by Kamal’s most recent work as a researcher into crime and investigative journalism for the film and television industry.
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