My Father’s Shadow
Publisher: Magabala Books
Kaya and her mother are in hiding. Her father is missing, feared dead following his decision to turn whistle blower. Now suffering PTSD after a traumatic event she cannot recall, Kaya seeks the help of a psychologist; she must recover her memories in order to testify against those responsible. Isolated, and unsure of who to trust, Kaya finds herself in increasing danger, and when she befriends a local boy, she risks her whereabouts being uncovered by those from whom she is running. The mysteries deepen and suspense builds towards a final twist that will keep readers guessing until the end. The recipient of the 2015 black&write! Fellowship, My Father’s Shadow explores notions of family and cultural identity, but is primarily a fast-paced YA thriller you won’t want to put down.