Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Slovo (Every Secret Thing, 1997, etc.), daughter of South African activists, unconvincingly mixes conventional takes on big ideas—truth, justice, responsibility—with a breathless criminal investigation of a young man's death during Apartheid.The setting is a dusty, fly-blown town, Smitsrivier, where the famous Truth Commission is meeting to grant amnesty, when appropriate, to those on both sides ... Read full review

Review: Red Dust

Editorial Review - - Colleen Quinn

It is not unusual for a character in a mystery story to have a violent past. In Gillain Slovo's postapartheid Africa, everyone is tainted by the country's terrible history, including the main character, Sarah Barcant, a prosecuting attorney who has chosen to live in New York, far away from the small, troubled town where she grew up. When Sarah's mentor calls her back to South Africa to work on a ... Read full review

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