by Ausma Zehanat Khan is a taut, compelling mystery about racial tensions and corruption in a small Colorado town. For months, young women from an immigrant community in Blackwater Falls have been disappearing, but the local police have been slow to pursue the cases or discover the fate of the missing girls. But, when Razan Elkader, a refugee from Syria and a model student, is found murdered in a mosque, the violence becomes impossible to ignore any longer. The town calls in two investigators from Denver, Detective Inaya Rahman and Lieutenant Waqas Seif, who soon discover an obvious link between the disappearing girls and Razan’s murder. But, as the investigation deepens, Inaya becomes suspicious of Seif’s motives, even as she finds herself fascinated by him. Is he covering for the crimes of someone more powerful? More importantly, can she trust him?