The Unquiet Dead

The Unquiet Dead  by Ausma Zehanat Khan.

This book takes place in Toronto, and the author, Khan, is a British-born Canadian.

“Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she’s still uneasy at Khattak’s tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton’s death. Drayton’s apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn’t seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak’s team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995.

If that’s true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers.” (Goodreads).

I didn’t know a whole lot (if anything!!!) about the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, the topic around which this book takes place. So it was interesting to get a brief glimpse into what this event was and the tragic things that occurred. This was an okay read for me; it’s the first in a series of so far four books. Interesting because of the Canadian connection and learning something new about a historical event.

*My progress for this Challenge is 13/13!!

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