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Friday, February 13, 2015

A great read about undocumented immigrants

Land of Careful Shadows (Jimmy Vega Mystery, #1)

The Land of Careful Shadows

By: Suzanne Chazin

Genre: Adult fiction/Multicultural

Pages: 352

Published: 2014

Read: February

4 out of 5

This book was recommended to me by the author herself when she read how much I enjoyed The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Although both are unique in their plots, they both deal with undocumented, or illegal, immigrants.  Careful Shadows is about a Latino homicide detective’s murder case that may or may not involve illegal immigrants. The story captured my attention immediately, but I did find it pretty predictable and the love connection between, Jimmy Vega and Adele Figueroa, an immigrants’ rights activist, felt forced. It is as though it was an afterthought, just to add romance to the story. While I enjoyed Unknown Americans more, I definitely was sucked into this storyline and look forward to reading the next in series.  

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