I can still feel the adrenalin pumping through my body from reading the last chapters of Stacey Abrams’s first thriller, While Justice Sleeps. This conspiracy story with a legal and medical edge is complex yet riveting. Its convoluted plot takes the reader from the upper echelons of the White House to the dusty basements of the Pentagon, twisting through the action to a riveting conclusion.
Living in Edinburgh with her younger sister, Izwi, and their grandmother, Ropa has long stopped going to school. To make ends meet she uses the traditional Zimbabwean magic taught to her by her grandmother to provide her ghoststalker services to the local ghosts, billing their families for carrying messages from beyond the grave. One night, she comes across Nicola, a woman unable to move on until she finds her missing boy. But Oliver isn’t the only child who has gone missing and those that returned appear to be transformed with mysterious magic.