A tremendous talent. --Lee Child From award-winning author Suzanne Chazin comes a powerful vel of passion, bigotry, and murderous secrets in a homicide detective's picturesque hometown. . . A body is found in a reservoir fifty miles rth of New York City. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, the police find a photograph of a baby they believe is her daughter--a little girl they can't identify. Or find. Where is the child? Is she still alive? And what is the meaning behind the disturbing te in the woman's bag? Go back to your country. You don't belong here. Arriving at the scene is homicide detective Jimmy Vega, who spent the better part of his childhood in the area and still carries the scars. A Lati himself, Vega kws all too well how hard it can be for an outsider to fit into a close-knit place like Lake Holly. Even w, as a respected officer of the law, he has to watch his step in an investigation simmering with ethnic animosities and steeped in local gossip. Both challenged and intrigued by Adele Figueroa--a passionate defender of immigrants' rights who reminds him uncomfortably of his own family's struggles--Vega must rethink everything he believes to uncover long-buried truths about his community, his loved ones . . . and himself. Filled with drama, mystery and raw emotions, Land of Careful Shadows shines a nuanced and timely light on a small town's darkest secrets and deepest obsessions. It is t only a tour de force of literary suspense, but an intimate journey into the human heart.