Land of Careful Shadows by Suzanne Chazin is the 1st novel in her Jimmy Vega series of police procedural murder mysteries, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington.
The series is set in a small town outside New York City and stars a homicide detective of Latino heritage, with this installment having him investigate the mysterious disappearance of an immigrant woman in what may be a racially-motivated crime.
Offered in the US, available at multiple retailers.
This appears to be free in the US only thus far, but sometimes freebies from this publisher also show up in other countries later.
Some secrets can’t stay buried . . .
A body is discovered in a reservoir north of New York City. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, police find a photo of a baby. Where is the child? Is she alive? And what about the disturbing note found at the scene? “Go back to your country. You don’t belong here.”
Homicide detective Jimmy Vega knows how hard it can be to walk the razor-thin line of acceptance in a place like Lake Holly. Reluctantly turning to Adele Figueroa, a passionate defender of immigrants’ rights, Vega must confront a small town’s darkest secrets and deepest obsessions—before they savagely tear apart the world he’s sworn to defend.