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Black Water Rising

A Novel

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books


Attica Locke–a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire–delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justice

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (Mystery/Thriller)

Edgar Award Nominee (Best First Novel)

The Orange Prize for Fiction (Shortlist)

“A near-perfect balance of trenchant social commentary, rich characterizations, and action-oriented plot…. Attica Locke [is] a writer wise beyond her years.”
– Los Angeles Times

“Atmospheric… deeply nuanced… akin to George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane….  Subtle and compelling.”
– New York Times

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