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A Deadly Divide by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: No Exit Press
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

In a town full of secrets, who can you trust?
In the aftermath of a mass shooting in a mosque, small town tensions run high. Clashes between the Muslim community and a local faction of radical white nationalists are escalating, but who would have motive and opportunity to commit such a devastating act of violence?
Detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty from Canada’s Community Policing Unit are assigned to this high- profile case and tasked to ensure the extremely volatile situation doesn’t worsen. But when leaked CCTV footage exposes a shocking piece of evidence, both sides of the divide are enraged.
As Khattak and Getty work through a mounting list of suspects, they realise there’s far more going on in this small town than anyone first thought…


My Thoughts

I am a big fan of the Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series, they are always controversial and make you re-think the way you see the world. This book would not be different from the others, Ausma always writes about difficult themes and makes the reader think how they would act in that special circumstance and possibly change your perspective on it.
In this book we will have two different cases (or only one?), there’s been a terrorist attack in a mesquite with a lot of victims… There’s one clear suspect for the police, the Wolf Allegiance, but Rachel and Esa don’t see it so clear and want to know more about the victims. On the other side we will discover that someone has been stalking Esa for months, yes MONTHS! and now he has started receiving menacing messages and weird photos. What do they want from him? Since the beginning I thought that these were two different cases, with no relation between them… but you’ll have to read the book if you want to know the truth, of course!
The story as always is interesting, the race and white power is again at the centre of the hurricane, the little village where the attack has happened is scared of the immigration, because even if they say it’s hate, I always believed that is fear. Fear of the unknown, because it’s true that we don’t know much about the Muslim religion, their costumes or actions; but if we don’t ask and be open we will never learn or understand them! And if you think about it, I don’t think they know much about the Christian religion either. Simply the general believe is that we don’t want them here! I know we’ve been listening a lot about Muslim attacks, but how many times we have listened to White Supremacism attacks? Because it’s the same! There’s always extremisms and we should never judge someone looking at the extremism example, don’t you think?
Esa and Rachel base their cases on talking with the people involved and proofs, that’s what makes the case interesting and real, you could understand how the case in investigated and the point of view of everyone (even the attackers). This case will be quite complex, with white supremacists’ verbal abuse, romance and family problems our detectives will not have an easy time, they will visit the hospital a couple of times! But they will discover the truth, risking their lives, as always but worth the sacrifice!
A Deadly Divide is the book everyone should read to understand the Muslim conflict, twisted and gripping, it is the perfect read! Ready?


About The Author

Ausma Zehanat Khan holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a specialisation in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She has practised immigration law and taught human rights law at Northwestern University and York University. Formerly, she served as Editor in Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine to reflect the lives of young Muslim women. Her debut novel, The Unquiet Dead, won the Barry Award, the Arthur Ellis Award and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel. It is followed by The Language of Secrets, Among the Ruins and No Place of Refuge in the Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty mystery series. She is a longtime community activist and writer. Born in Britain, Ausma lived in Canada for many years before recently becoming an American citizen. She lives in Colorado with her husband.