Set at the dawn of apartheid in 1950s South Africa, this compelling, multilayered mystery involves a murdered Afrikaner police captain in a tiny town on the border of Mozambique. As detective Emmanuel Cooper begins to suspect a forbidden romance at the core of the crime, he must navigate the complicated racial tensions of the town while simultaneously avoiding the ruthless national forces bent on pinning the murder on political operatives. It's an immersively thrilling, darkly shocking, and unforgettably atmospheric read! (AG)
This title is included in our 2021 Book a Month: Mysteries package.