A Deadly Divide

A Deadly Divide

From the critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan, A Deadly Divide is the devastatingly powerful new thriller featuring beloved series detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty.

In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec, the local police apprehend Amadou Duchon—a young Muslim man at the scene helping the wounded—but release Etienne Roy, the local priest who was found with a weapon in his hands.

The shooting looks like a hate crime, but detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty sense there is more to the story. Sent to liaise with a community in the grip of fear, they find themselves in fraught new territory, fueled by the panic and suspicion exploited by a right-wing radio host.

As Rachel and Esa grapple to stop tensions shutting the case down entirely, all the time, someone is pointing Esa in another direction, a shadowy presence who anticipates his every move.

A Deadly Divide is a piercingly observed, gripping thriller that reveals the fractures that try to tear us all apart: from the once-tight partnership between detectives Esa and Rachel, to the truth about a deeply divided nation.

Title:A Deadly Divide
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    A Deadly Divide Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is the latest in Ausma Zehanat Khan's exceptional and thought provoking crime series set in Toronto, Canada, featuring the community policing detectives, the Muslim Esa Khattak and the Jewish Rac...

  • Diane S ?

    Not only do I consider this series, featuring a Muslim officer and his young partner, a smartly written series, but the storylines are so relevant. The characters are wonderfully portrayed, and I alwa...

  • Matt

    Having binged all novels (and a short story) in the series to date, I can assert that Ausma Zehanat Khan seeks not only to tell a story to the reader, but to impact them with her powerful narrative an...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Here I go, jumping into a series late in the game.Oh, friends, it did not matter. Rachel Getty and Esa Khattack have such good detective chemistry, I bought into the storyline instantly. There’s bee...

  • Berit???

    A timely and intriguing crime thriller that really made me think 💭 Ausma Zehanat Khan has taken today’s important issues pushed them to the forefront of this mystery and did not hold any punches...

  • Esil

    I have enjoyed Zehanat Khan’s previous books. They are part of a mystery series set in Canada, and they typically deal with recent events and contemporary issues. The last one involved a mystery ami...

  • Carolyn

    This is a powerful police procedural/ thriller, but much more than that. It explores social and cultural beliefs and the tensions which arise which may provoke violence. Published in February 2019, i...

  • Sue

    A Deadly Divide feels like the most timely book yet in Khan’s Khattak and Getty series. It faces squarely the identity politics that have been roiling through Europe and North America especially in ...

  • ABookwormWithWine

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5A Deadly Divide by Ausma Zehanat Khan has a mystery, some romance, plus speaks to hate in our nation. There are a lot of heavy themes in this book, but it was incredibly en...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Of all the Khattak and Getty novels so far I think this one is either the best one or simply my favourite, being as it is a coming together of all the themes in previous stories and a throwing at the ...