Allison & Busby / hardback / 20 April 2017 / £19.99 / crime fiction
A friend from the past asks for private investigator Lee Arnold’s help in tracing his son. Fayyad al’Barri was last thought to be in Syria having embraced radical Islam, but a cryptic message has prompted his family to believe Fayyad has had a change of heart and is searching for a way back home. With fellow investigator Mumtaz Hakim’s help, they might be able to establish contact.
From the bright lights of the Western world, to shady boxing clubs and murky online jihadist recruitment, and while violence erupts close to home, Mumtaz and Lee are on an unknown path into the mind of a terrorist, journeying closer to danger than they ever imagined.
Part crime procedural, part thriller, part psychological mystery Bright Shiny Things is a page-turning read and a fascinating insight into radicalisation, ISIS and the East End of London.
Praise for the Hakim & Arnold series
‘A gutsy tale, well grounded in local colour’ The Times
‘Bleak, brutal and timely’ Financial Times
‘Compelling.’ The Sunday Telegraph
‘This series has brilliantly established itself and this latest is another masterpiece.’ Crimesquad
About Barbara Nadel
Born in the East End of London, Barbara Nadel has a degree in psychology and prior to becoming a full-time author she worked in psychiatric institutions and in the community with people experiencing mental health problems.
Barbara won the CWA Silver Dagger for Deadly Web, part of her Inspector Ikmen series. She is available for interviews, events and to write articles.
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