A DEADLY DIVIDE REVIEWS
[The] author’s background in international human rights law provides strong underpinnings. But this is not a social document — it is a page-turner. Khan’s acutely realised protagonists are never idealised but always deeply human.
~ FINANCIAL TIMES UK/CRIME TIME
Issues of religion, culture, and racism take center stage in Khan’s outstanding fifth novel featuring Insp. Esa Khattak...Khan perceptively explores how fear can quickly erupt into violence.
~ STARRED REVIEW - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Khan masterfully weaves story-driving character development and pitch-perfect investigation with timely social commentary on the impact of cultural tensions.
Khan peoples her police procedural with believably nuanced characters to highlight the consequences of hate. The tension never lets down in this horrifying look at mass murder and the often mundane factors that inspire it. ~ KIRKUS REVIEWS
A Deadly Divide feels like a homecoming, but to a home that's no longer a safe space. I can't recommend this timely and urgent read enough. ~ LITHUB
One of the genre's most thoughtful practitioners. ~ GLOBE AND MAIL
A Deadly Divide, as with Khan’s previous novels, expands the Canadian crime fiction palette because it presents a world where crime-solving is part of deeper and more substantive global issues. It’s a piece of fiction that manages to tell a truth even non-fiction has had trouble communicating. ~ GLOBE AND MAIL
In a fast-paced and expertly plotted mystery, Khan explores the depths of human complexity and the very human costs of hate. ~ SHELF AWARENESS
A terrific suspense novel, beautifully set up and resolved.
~ SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT
...An excellent writer who explores all the nuances in communities and social issues without creating caricatures or stereotypes. ~ BOOK RIOT
Extremely well-populated with a rich cast of characters, A Deadly Divide explores one of the darkest issues of modern society, the conditions that make it acceptable to turn the idea of hate into destructive, senseless action. ~ DON'T NEED A DIAGRAM
Resisting easy and simple explanations for violence, Khan looks beneath the surface at the dark currents flowing through communities, across borders, through social media, and over the airwaves. ~ REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE
As each book in the murder mystery series unfolds, the partnership between Esa and Rachel gets stronger, and the respect for each other’s culture and identity deepens. These two, together, are a microcosm for what race relations and interfaith relations in Canada can be — and indeed for this country, too. ~ TUI MOTU MAGAZINE, NEW ZEALAND
Khan doing her best job yet in the series...of plotting out twists and turns and always keeping her reader guessing—so that this book...turns out to also be a riveting detective novel at the very same time. ~ PICKLE ME THIS
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