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A Dangerous Crossing
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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RachelO
No Place of Refuge | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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When a Canadian NGO worker goes missing, suspected of murder, from a refugee camp on Lesvos, Community Policing detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty are sent to investigate, and avert a diplomatic incident.

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC - I‘d been looking forward to reading these books, and will be going back to read the others in the series. 👇

RachelO The murder mystery is really secondary to the plight of the refugees - we learn of the horrors they were facing in Syria, and the organised crime taking advantage of the most vulnerable as they try to flee. Khan is a former human rights lawyer, and her research cuts through the story without ever feeling forced. 2mo
RachelO Where the book falls down for me is in the personal relationships between the Canadian characters, which I didn‘t always believe, either logistically or emotionally, and found a little off-putting. I have come in at the 4th in the series, which no doubt contributed to the problem. 2mo
TrishB I‘ve just finished number 2 and am really enjoying the series!! I couldn‘t start at number 4 😱 2mo
RachelO @TrishB 🤣🤣🤣 Yes but I‘m so slow, I‘d never get anywhere if I started at the beginning! The story was fine as a standalone, but I do wonder if I‘d have found the relationships less eye-roll-y if I‘d started at number 1. Were any eyes rolled during books 1&2 for you? 2mo
TrishB I think the Esa/Rachel relationship may be worthy of the occasional eye roll! 2mo
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RachelO
No Place of Refuge | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Still working my way (very slowly) through this ARC. So far it‘s taken us #AllAroundTheWorld from Canada, to Greece, Turkey, France & the Netherlands in the search for Audrey, a missing Canadian charity worker based on the Greek islands. Meanwhile Syrian refugee Ali is still looking for his ‘baby‘, girlfriend Israa, who was separated from him in the chaos of the journey to Greece.

#redroseseptember

arlenefinnigan This sounds excellent, and heartbreaking. 2mo
RachelO @arlenefinnigan The storyline‘s excellent, and the details just keep kicking you. I think the author has a background in human rights/immigration law. But the relationships... 🙄! Not sure if I‘d be more convinced if I‘d started with book 1 in the series... 2mo
Cinfhen Oh, this is part of a series???? It sounds really good 2mo
RachelO @Cinfhen Yes, I think I‘ll read the others one day. In order! (Beware US/UK title changes though.) Think this is the first : 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve actually heard REALLY WONDERFUL things about this series 😊 2mo
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MallenNC
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These are all set in #Syria or are about Syrian refugees. The tagged book is fiction but the others are nonfiction. #LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇸🇾 3mo
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RachelO
No Place of Refuge | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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My next #NetGalley read, probably called A Dangerous Crossing in some/the rest of the world.

Dear publishers,
Now that word-of-mouth is international, do title changes really still make sense?

Dear @Litsy
Thank you for your trick of merging international titles. It makes SUCH a difference (I can be annoyed rather than out-of-pocket now!) - of all the improvements you‘ve made over the last year, this one gets 🎉🎉🎉 every time I hit it.

Centique Yes it‘s so helpful when Litsy merges them! 4mo
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sherryvdh
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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This is as strenuous as it gets today. My houseguests are gone, I'm back from my roadtrip with my nieces, and my littlest is super clingy since I've been away a few days. If I'm lucky, I'll get this book finished today. #NeedAVacationFromTheVacation #LazyMonday

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howjessreads
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I‘m loving this series! Thanks again to the Littens who recommended them. 😍📚 #howjessreadsin2019

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Lindy
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#Audiobook performed by Peter Ganim is 4th in an excellent series with Muslim #Canadian police detective Esa Khattak, and which always has a focus on contemporary politics. This time, a double murder plus a missing woman working for a Canadian NGO helping refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos. Organized crime, human trafficking, and xenophobia in a suspenseful thriller with a global backdrop.

Jennick2004 Gorgeous cover! 13mo
Lindy @Jennick2004 I like it too. 👍 13mo
DGRachel I love this series and author so much. 😍 13mo
Lindy @DGRachel Yup. It‘s intellectually stimulating in addition to being entertaining. 13mo
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Jeanne_S
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Good

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Lindy
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Book serendipity: current audiobook and print novel both have NGO kidnapping plot points.

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dsfisher
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1. Flavia in The Grave‘s a Fine and Private Place
2. Mostly flowers and herbs
3. Yikes, I am going to guess Wicked
4. Elizabeth Peters, John Sandford

#weekendchat
@CSeydel

EadieB I love Flavia too! I don‘t garden because I hate dirt under my fingernails. 2y
EadieB I just attended a neighborhood theatre that had the groups, The Coasters and The Drifters, from the 60‘s yesterday. Of course they weren‘t the originals as many have died but still very enjoyable. 2y
EadieB I have many series that I have finished or are up to date: Peter Robinson, Nicci French‘s Frieda Klein, Claire McGowan, Simon Beckett, Ann Cleeves, Jane Harper, Elly Griffiths, William Kent Krueger and many more. 2y
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TNbookworm I absolutely love Flavia! One of my all time favorites❤ 2y
Hildy We went to the NY Philharmonic for an all Beethoven concert. 2y
Hildy Does Nancy Drew work for both categories? I can't garden in a New York apartment, but I do have lots of plants. 2y
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MallenNC
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Sharing my March reading totals. It was a great reading morning, and I enjoyed most of these.
9 books read
3 nonfiction
6 fiction
2 YA
3 mysteries
8 women authors

cathysaid What did you think of Professor? 2y
MallenNC @cathysaid It was a lot more interesting than I expected a book about the dictionary to be. I listened to the audiobook, which helped. I felt sorry for Dr. Miner because of the limits of mental health treatment in those days. 2y
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MallenNC
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I always recommend this great series. The cases focus on a real life crisis. In this one, it is the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Syria. The Canadian detectives travel to Greece to investigate the disappearance of an NGO volunteer, to whom they are both connected, at a refugee camp. The mystery is almost secondary to dangers faced by the refugees. I always learn from this author.

DGRachel Yes, yes, yes! 😍 So much love for this series and author! 2y
MallenNC @DGRachel I love it, though I always feel like I need to warn people that they cases are hard to read about because of the real life element. But so worth it. 2y
DGRachel Agreed. Not easy reads, but they always make me want to be a better human being and find some way to help. 2y
MallenNC @DGRachel They definitely make things we hear in the news or read about feel real also. She's so great. I can't wait for the next one! 2y
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ardoomer
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Once again, Khan has written a great mystery/crime novel while also educating us on a human rights issue. In this latest instalment, she‘s tackling the Syrian refugee crisis. It‘s a important read and there‘s some relationship drama between your faves. I loved it.

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MallenNC
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Some books with almost the same titles. This came to mind for #mirrorimage #MagicalMarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Mdargusch Good one! 2y
Purrfectpages Well played! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great job!!!! 👏🏻🎊🎉💗 2y
vkois88 I love this! So unique! 2y
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MallenNC
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My #MarchLineup is a combination of library holds that have come in (bottom row) and newer books that I bought in February but didn't get to finish (or start!). Like most months, my #MarchTBR is subject to change! #MagicalMarch #ReadingResolutions @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess7

Jess7 🤗🎉🎉 2y
lauraodom Love Louise Penny. I‘ve been in the mood to read the next book from her but I‘m trying (and failing, if I‘m honest) to read the books I HAVE before acquiring new ones. I suppose there‘s always the library. 😜 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great lineup!!! 2y
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MallenNC @lauraodom I've been waiting for this one to come in for me at the library forever. I read the first three in a row, very quickly! I try not to buy every book but it is hard. The library means waiting! 2y
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! We'll see how far I get. 2y
vkois88 Great picks in there! I'm drowning in my #Libby list. Several of my holds came in at once 2y
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DGRachel
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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The signed copy I won from the author‘s Facebook giveaway arrived today. 😍

I‘m not crying. Someone‘s cutting onions. 😭😭😭😭

#treasuredpossession

Hooked_on_books How cool! 2y
Richryan52 @dgrachel how cool is that? 2y
TrishB That‘s amazing 👍🏻😁 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl How wonderful! 😍 2y
eanderson Very cool!!!! 2y
4thhouseontheleft That‘s incredible! 2y
TricksyTails 👏😊 Awesome! 2y
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DGRachel
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I‘m sure I‘ll get a little more reading done today, but I doubt I‘ll finish anything, so here are my #febstats. I‘m surprised that I read as much as I did. It really felt like a bad month. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I had some really awful reads, but a few absolutely stellar ones as well. The only disappointment is how few I managed for Mount TBR. 🤦🏻‍♀️
#readingresolutions

Jess7 🤗🤗🤗 2y
CSeydel 5 sounds like a lot to me! 2y
TrishB 👍🏻🎉 2y
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Audrey
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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A gripping and difficult read. Once again, Khan weaves policing in with social and political commentary. This time, Detectives Khattak and Getty go to Greece to search for a missing friend, who worked for an NGO, helping refugees from Syria. Both see first hand, the difficulties in providing services for the refugees as well as the refugees‘ own suffering. Both Rachel and Esa see the best and worst of humanity during this case.

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DGRachel
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ALL THE STARS! This is not an easy read. Khan places her detectives in the middle of a deeply disturbing humanitarian crisis. The novel is a complex, multilayered mystery, but even more important than the mystery of what happened to Audrey Clare, is the plight of the Syrian people. I don‘t know how someone can read this and not be spurred to anger and action. Assad and his regime are pure evil.

TrishB After watching the news today, my heart is breaking again for those children and people 💔 2y
DGRachel @TrishB I cried off and on for 3 hours last night and chatted with the author on Twitter about how to help. It‘s devastating and I‘m so appalled by the veto power that Russia has with the UN. That any one country should be able to completely prevent action is unconscionable. 2y
TrishB Politics breaks your heart again 😢 2y
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DGRachel
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💔 I thought the subject matter at the heart of Khan‘s first mystery novel was heartbreaking. The Syrian refugee crisis at the center of this one is even more devastating.

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DGRachel
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This book is breaking my heart. 💔😭

LauraBeth 😔😔 2y
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DGRachel
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That‘s my name!
**muppet arm flails**
Best. Day. Ever!
SQUEE!!!!!!!

Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 2y
TrishB Yay 👍🏻🎉🎉 2y
AmyG Yay!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Trav So many yays!! 2y
Christine11 Yay ! 😊🥂🍾 2y
cathysaid Wow! Congrats! 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TricksyTails 👏😊 Congratulations!!🎉 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Moonpa
A Dangerous Crossing | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I‘m so excited!!!

Bookquilter I am jealous... Library says it‘s shipped to my branch ... so I am waiting .... impatiently 😉 I really enjoy this series. Happy reading! 2y
Moonpa @Bookquilter this is the best series! And my IRL book club is reading The Unquiet Dead this month! 2y
KassKho Hey @Moonpa ! I sent you an email about our book club. Can you go take a look and get back to me? Thanks! 2y
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DGRachel
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Happy Book Birthday to #ADangerousCrossing! I think I‘m going to make some hot chocolate, grab a snack, and snuggle under the covers with my Kindle. This is the February new release I‘ve been most excited for. 😊

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DGRachel
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My #authorcrush for #womancrushwed is the incomparable Ausma Zehanat Khan. Not only does she write intelligent, socially conscious mysteries and intriguing fantasies based heavily around Muslim and Arabian-inspired history and folklore, she is a kind, thoughtful, and engaging personality on Twitter. I just adore her. #readingresolutions. The tagged book releases next Tuesday and I can‘t wait!

MatchlessMarie Love your bookshelf buddy! 🦒 2y
DGRachel @MatchlessMarie Thanks! I‘ve collected giraffes for as long as I can remember. I think I‘ve had this one for at least a decade, probably longer. 😊 2y
cathysaid Yes! I agree with this author pick! 2y
GypsyKat Ahh! I love giraffes!!! 😍🦒🦒🦒 2y
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MallenNC
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For #ReadingResolutions #WomanCrushWednesday three authors with books out this month, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Tayari Jones, and Jane Harper. The tagged one comes out soon! Tayari Jones and Jane Harper were both published yesterday. @Jess7

dsfisher Really looking forward to Ausma‘s new one 2y
MallenNC @dsfisher Me too! I love her work. So many good books already this year. 2y
Jess7 Love your #WCW choice and post!! 🤗🤗 2y
MallenNC @Jess7 Thank you! These are some of my favorite authors, and I love that they all have new books! Now to find time to read them! 2y
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DGRachel
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This is my proposed #FebruaryTBR, including the 2/13 release of the tagged book with #moderngirl Rachel Getty. It may be a little over-enthusiastic and I just realized I forgot my library books, but I‘ll read what I can. 😳
#ReadingResolutions
#FierceFeb

TrishB Hell Bent 😁👍🏻 2y
batsy Fantastic! Great reading month ahead. I have the Rachel Getty series on the TBR because of you :) 2y
DGRachel @TrishB I nearly forgot about it! I preordered the Kindle version, so it‘s sitting on my Kindle just waiting for me. 2y
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DGRachel @batsy Aww! I hope you like them. 😊 2y
TrishB It‘s not out here til the 22 Feb 😔 2y
DGRachel @TrishB Oh no! It released here Tuesday. I think I had your release date in my head because I was surprised when I received the Kindle notification. 2y
Cinfhen Those look like awesome choices 2y
DGRachel @Cinfhen I have (possibly unreasonably) high hopes for about half of these. Collision Point is a NetGalley, and most of those have been disappointing, so I‘m not getting my hopes up and I‘m a little worried about tackling Bulgakov, but I‘ll have @LauraBeth cheering me on and suffering with me, so it should be a good month. 😊 2y
Cinfhen Fun!!! A buddy read with @LauraBeth 2y
LauraBeth I am hoping I‘ll be able to read it with a proper brain and not my redneck one @DGRachel and @Cinfhen 🤣 2y
Cinfhen I'm looking forward to your take on this classic @LauraBeth and I 😍😍😍the cover so much (edited) 2y
DGRachel @LauraBeth OMG-redneck translation would be hysterical! 2y
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MallenNC
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I think Ausma Zehanat Khan is one of the best authors for interacting with readers on Twitter. I can't wait to read the next book in this series, which I tried to order twice.

DGRachel Yes! I totally have a Twitter crush on her. 😂 2y
MallenNC @DGRachel She's great! It makes me happy because I really do love her books. 2y
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DGRachel
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Guys, guys, guys, guys! I chatted with AZK on Twitter today and THIS happened! ***muppet arm flails***

TricksyTails 😂👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
MallenNC That's awesome! Love her books. And, she's great on Twitter. 2y
DGRachel @MallenNC She really is great on Twitter, so friendly and engaging. Makes me love her so much more. 2y
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MallenNC @DGRachel Same for me. I'd like her books anyway, but her Twitter feed makes it even better. 2y
TracyReadsBooks Yay! That is so cool. 2y
Tadams4 Wow o wow! That‘s so awesome! 2y
LeahBergen Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
pppooraikul Super cool! 2y
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻😁 2y
rohit-sawant Awesome! 2y
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Matilda
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DGRachel I NEED this book! #preordered 2y
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