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CaitlinR
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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In this powerful debut Asuma Zehanat Khan applies her knowledge of international human rights law (a Ph.D) to bring us a devastating story that confronts the horrors of Srebrenica. Chapter heads from tribunal testimonies lead us into a tale of modern sorrow and what passes for justice.

Beautifully written. Very Important. I‘ve already ordered her next.

Cathythoughts I really liked it too & have the second , didn‘t read it yet though 3w
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gradcat
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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#Booked2019 #Summer #MuslimAuthorOrMC

This is one of the better police detective novels I‘ve ever read. I did loads of research into WWII for my graduate work, but I‘m embarrassed to say that my knowledge of the war crimes that took place in Bosnia in the ‘90s is limited. I found myself recognizing so many tactics used by the Nazis that I felt an instinctive nausea. This book was like remedial reading for me in that it taught me things that I⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) should already know. The author is a scholar in human rights law, so what one gains from this novel are data and facts from the tribunal that serve to amplify, but not buttress, the story here. The author is not at all heavy-handed; the testimony from the war crimes tribunal is woven into the story naturally. The other interesting part of this for me was in learning how Canada treats its refugees in comparison to the United States. ⬇️ (edited) 4w
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) Oh, what a difference a border makes! ♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I read this too for #booked2019 & it was a good & worthwhile read 4w
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MicheleinPhilly GREAT review! I read this for that prompt as well. 4w
AmyG I read this, too for #booked2019. Very good book and yes, great review. 4w
Cinfhen note to self “MUST READ THIS BOOK” 📝‼️‼️‼️‼️ 4w
gradcat @Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly @AmyG Thanks for the nice comments! It‘s nice to see how many other people read this one. Has anybody read the next one in the series? 3w
gradcat @Cinfhen I think you would really like it...hope you‘re able to get to it—I‘d be interested to see what you think. ♥️ 3w
MicheleinPhilly I have not buy I do have it. 3w
gradcat @MicheleinPhilly I want to read it, I just have to find the time! 😤 3w
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Sresendez12
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I was a little lost at the beginning, but once I read more, the book really piqued my interest. It was a well thought out book that had me guessing until the end. It‘s also devastating to read about this true tragedy. #booked2019 #femaledetective #newyearwhodis

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good review and job on the prompt! 👊🏻📚♥️ 1mo
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Sresendez12
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Leggings ✅ Blanket ✅ Tea ✅ Book✅ Now if only it were fall instead of summer

DGRachel I ❤️ this book and Ausma Zehanat Khan. Enjoy!! 1mo
Melissa_J I loved this book! 1mo
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gradcat
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Sapphire
The Little Red Chairs | Edna O'Brien
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Great last lines: "You would not believe how many words there are for home and what Savage music there can be wrung from it."

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MicheleinPhilly
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Because one can never have too many series ongoing. #StartASeries Quite different from my typical British murder and mayhem picks as it is a geopolitical thriller set in Canada. The recounting of the genocide and rape camps in Bosnia was breathtaking. Not at all an easy read but an important one. 4🌟 👇🏼

cathipink I've wanted to pick up this series- thanks for sharing your review. 1mo
ChasingOm So. Many. Series. 🤣 1mo
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Cathythoughts Nice review! I picked this one too for the challenge & thought it was really good 1mo
TrishB Read this 👍🏻 enjoyed it but haven‘t started any more yet. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It wasn‘t any easy read, that‘s for sure. I need a “garden variety serial killer” respite. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @cathipink It was really impressive. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @ChasingOm I just can‘t seem to help myself! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts Great minds...! 👌🏼 1mo
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Magslhalliday
The Skeleton Road | Val McDermid
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Got this in a haze in a charity yard sale last week, read it and redonated it to another charity before I thought to take a photo. It was a tough week. Hence the stock photo!

I liked this over the Tony Hill series (aka Wire in the Blood). It felt more grounded, and the protagonist was more my kind of person. I‘ll be looking up the others.

(You do that “buy, read, redonate” thing too, right? Right?)

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Sapphire
The Little Red Chairs | Edna O'Brien

"Love is everything...love is sacred...love is your last chance."

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Librarybelle
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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This is a thought provoking and haunting mystery, the first in the series featuring Inspector Khattak and Sergeant Getty. Khan writes a compelling narrative - I was more focused on her respectful way of presenting some very difficult subject matter as it related to the characters. The author‘s note at the end provides more information about the topics discussed in the book. Well done, and I will definitely continue the series!

Crazeedi Hmmmm 2mo
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