In the Grip Of It
by Sheena Kamal
on Tour June 1 – June 30, 2018
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.
This novella is the first time I have read anything by this author.
Nora Watts, is interning at a PI office while working on her own license. Ken Barnes, a father is requesting that she find his son who he feels is at risk at a working farm with his ex-wife. He believes this may be some type of cult. Is Spring Love a refuge for “hippies” or is more going on? Once Nora arrives to the camp, she feels that she may have been poisoned but with what and why?
I enjoyed the writing style of Ms. Kamal, which kept me engrossed in this story. And after finishing this novella, I will be reading more of her work, especially the next Nora Watts book, IT ALL FALLS DOWN.
If you haven’t read anything by Ms. Kamal, I suggest you pick up a copy of IN THE GRIP OF IT and I’m sure you will be putting her on your “Authors To Read” list.
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: May 15th 2018
Number of Pages: 96
ISBN: 0062879324 (ISBN13: 9780062879325)
Series: Nora Watts #1.5
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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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