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.
Included with this short story is a sneak peek at the next Nora Watts novel from Sheena Kamal, It All Falls Down
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About the Author
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. Kamal has also worked as a crime and investigative journalism researcher for the film and television industry—academic knowledge and experience that inspired this debut novel. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
U enjoyed this quick read and the storyline is intriguing.
Nora Watt is working as an intern in a PI office when Ken Barnes wants someone to look into his ex-wife and her taking his son to a farming community called Spring Love. Ken believes this is a cult. Salt Spring Island has its own history as a refuge for African American escaping slavery. Nora tries to infiltrate the group but the leaders are on to her and are trying to prove that she is a fake. Nora has put herself in a little trouble trying to find out the truth about Spring Love. But this case reminds herself about her own estranged daughter. She feels a connection and wants to make sure everything is what it seems. This was a great short story that gave me a great taste of Sheena Kamal’s work. Nora was a great, flawed character but I couldn’t hope that she find out the truth. Of course there are a lot of points for this short story but it all kept me enthralled. This was the first book that I have read from Sheena Kamal. It was an interesting read and I am curious to learn more about Nora Watts. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.