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Land of Shadows

Detective Elouise Norton, Book 1
Written by: Rachel Howzell Hall
Narrated by: Je Nie Fleming
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins

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Publisher's Summary

"A fresh voice in crime fiction. Fast, funny, heartbreaking and wise.... Elouise Norton is the best new character you'll meet this year." (Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author, on Rachel Howzell Hall's Land of Shadows)

Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, 17-year-old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide Detective Elouise "Lou" Norton's new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it's a teenage suicide. Lou isn't buying the easy explanation.   

For one thing, the condo site is owned by Napoleon Crase, a self-made millionaire...and the man who may have murdered Lou's missing sister, Tori, 30 years ago. As Lou investigates the death of Monique Darson, she uncovers undeniable links between the two cases. But her department is skeptical.   

Lou is convinced that when she solves Monique's case she will finally bring her lost sister home. But as she gets closer to the truth, she also gets closer to a violent killer. After all this time, can he be brought to justice...before Lou becomes his next victim?

©2014 Rachel Howzell Hall (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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  • 2019-07-10

I’m hooked

Was looking for a couple of good detective authors and stumbled on Hall. Loved the first one. And the performance by Fleming kept me engaged on the story.

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  • DocHawk
  • 2019-05-21

A Wonderful Discovery

I felt like I won the lottery when I discovered this book. Everything was wonderful, from the excellent narration to the story itself which was beautifully plotted and beautifully written. A perfect police procedural, everything done right.

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  • ROSALIND
  • 2019-08-09

Applause! Applause!Applause!

Fresh well done, the author was very thoughtful with dialogue. The mystery was not obvious but an entertaining journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-31

Great story.

Story was good. Really enjoyed the narrator. One of the best. Je Nie made the story great , interesting and humorous.

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  • Malena
  • 2019-04-28

Just plain GREAT!

Haven't listened to a book this good in a long time. Just a great story, and narrator, who totally brings the story to life. This is a gritty tale of life on the wrong side of the tracks in LA.
If you want to try something different, give this book a go.