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  1. says:

    Simply superb Harrowing and compelling defying genres The Unuiet Dead left a mark on me and I'll be thinking about it for a long time It's a crime thriller it's a historical fiction it's a war story It's beautiful and heartbreakingDar

  2. says:

    In this series debut by Ausma Zehanat Khan the reader faces some of the most traumatic storytelling imaginable of a set of recent historical events offset by a Canadian police procedural that does not wane at any point Khan writes wit

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    The Unuiet Dead has moved me emotionally like no other mystery ever has before and is uite possibly one of the best books I've read I will admit to being an historian and the amount of research that Khan invested in this book is staggering The mystery involvess the death of Christopher Drayton Was it accidental murder or even suicide that led Drayto over the Canadian bluffs Even mysterious is the uestion of Drayton's t

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    Everything about the concept of this debut novel intrigued me a disgraced and demoted second generation Canadian Muslim police investigator Khattuck finds himself investigating the suspicious death of a man who turns out to be the Bosnian Serb war criminal Dražen Krstić Krstić had changed his name to Christopher Drayto

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    Rounded up from 45 stars This debut is the first in a series that's now five books strong and I'm working my way through the rest The Canadian procedurals center the investigative team of detective Esa Khattak and his assistant Rachel Getty who are often called upon to investigate crimes in the Muslim community of Toronto navigating cultural and political divides to do so I beg you do NOT read the spoiler laden reviews of this bo

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    In this excellent debut novel Ausma Zehanat Khan presents a story with crime old and possibly new; a mystery of identity and possibly murder or was it accident; reminders of genocide as well as the need for and cos

  7. says:

    An incredibly powerful novel setting a mystery within the context of the war in the former Yugoslavia – really hitting home about what happened there and creating a group of unforgettable characters This had me in tears an awful lot of the timeI of course am old enough to remember that time but being removed from it watching images on the television that never really got to the heart of the matter you don’t really get how go

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    HOLY COW That was goodFor a full review check out

  9. says:

    I love to read really smart well written mysteries They can be difficult to find sometimes but when you do it's amazing I would recommend this n

  10. says:

    After I had finished this book I kept wondering Why Why did the author use such a totally unlikely detective story to showcase the horrors at Srebrenica If I gave examples I would be revealing too much of the story but I ask anyone who has read the book to consider how probable this mystery story is To me this lack of verisimilitude took awa

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The Unuiet Dead

Andles 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 1995If 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 in In this excellent debut novel Ausma Zehanat Khan presents a story with crime old and possibly new a mystery of identity and possibly murder or was it accident reminders of genocide as well as the need for and cost of justice social ills at home and abroad She works with a very bold pen and does it very very well The plotting and characters are well done and eminently believable The prose is eual to her taskIn one example of the beauty and elegance of her prose I ve selected a sentence from late in the novel when answers seem hidden from the investigating officers A steely rain slanted against the horizon the lake beyond arranged in little thrusts of chaos against the shadowy outline of the shore the white bone of the Bluffs at a treacherous distance loc 4421Within this sentence are reflected the mental and emotional confusion of everyone involved The elements reflect the characters perfectly at precisely the exact moment Then there are shorter sentences that sing The fi Engendering Song under an assumed name Rachel begins to Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide 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 1995If 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 in In this excellent debut novel Ausma Zehanat Khan presents a story with crime old and possibly new a mystery of identity and possibly murder or was it accident reminders of genocide as well as the need for and cost of justice social ills at home and abroad She works with a very bold pen and does it very very well The plotting and characters are well done and eminently believable The prose is eual to her taskIn one example of the beauty and elegance of her prose I ve selected a sentence from late in the novel when answers seem hidden from the investigating officers A steely rain slanted against the horizon the lake beyond arranged in little thrusts of chaos against the shadowy outline of the shore the white bone of the Bluffs at a treacherous distance loc 4421Within this sentence are reflected the mental and emotional confusion of everyone involved The elements reflect the characters perfectly at precisely the exact moment Then there are shorter sentences that sing The fi

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A complex and provocative story of loss redemption and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final pageDespite 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 h The Unuiet Dead has moved me emotionally like no other mystery ever has before and is uite possibly one of the best books I ve read I will admit to being an historian and the amount of research that Khan invested in this book is staggering The mystery involvess the death of Christopher Drayton Was it accidental murder or even suicide that led Drayto over the Canadian bluffs Even mysterious is the uestion of Drayton s true identity It falls to Detective Rachel Gerry and her boss Esa Khattak to discern the truth What soon becomes apparent no spoiler here is that Drayton is a war criminal from the horrific Bosnian Muslim slaughter of the 1990 s This of course greatly widens t h e field of suspectsor does itThroughout the book Khan has interwoven testimony narratives uranic verses that were included in the documentation presented before the United Nations War Tribunal These accounts are difficult but necessary to read in order to fully understand the book itself For those mi

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To the life and death of Christopher Drayton every uestion seems to lead only to uestions with no easy answers Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature Or after all did a man just fall to his death from the BluffsIn her spellbinding debut Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss redemption and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page I love to read really smart well written mysteries They can be difficult to find sometimes but when you do it s amazing I would recommend this novel to fans of Tana French as there are similarities between this novel and Tana French s novels in terms of their being intelligent and well written mysteries Complex characters a heartbreaking story high uality writing and great pacing made this one stand out to me I loved every moment of it and can t wait to see what is to come from Ausma Zehanat Khan in the future If it s anything like this I m in This is a murder mystery in Canada that also explores the tragedies of the Bosnian War There are two investigators Rachel Getty and Esa Kahattak who work in a special division of the Canadian Police that handles minority sensitive cases They are called to what appears to be an accidental death of a Canadian citizen The story runs from there I really didn t have much knowledge of the Bosnian War and the Srebrenica massacre before this

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Unuiet Dead
  • Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 9781250055118

About the Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan

Ausma Zehanat Khan is a British born Canadian living in the United States whose own parents are heirs to a complex story of migration to and from three different continents A former adjunct professor at American and Canadian universities she holds a PhD in International Human Rights Law with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre as the main subject of her dissertation Previously the Editor in Chief