Bright Shiny Things
E-book, E-Book (USA), Paperback
London’s East End is the gateway to a sinister global underworld
A friend from the past asks for private investigator Lee Arnold’s help in tracing his son: Fayyad al’Barri was last thought to be in Syria having embraced radical Islam. But a cryptic message has prompted his family to believe Fayyad has had a change of heart and is searching for a way back home. With fellow investigator Mumtaz Hakim’s assistance, they might be able to establish contact.
From the bright lights of the Western world, to shady boxing clubs and murky online jihadist recruitment, and while violence erupts close to home, Mumtaz and Lee are on an unknown pathinto the mind of a terrorist, journeying closer to danger than they ever imagined.
What The Critics Said
"An incredible writer. … Nadel’s background as a mental-health services worker and her childhood in London’s East End round out Bright Shiny Things. … A timely thriller that deals with current issues in the Middle East and the lived experience of Muslims everywhere.”
"Stark and brutal but also fascinating and compelling in its subject matter ... Barbara’s writing is edgy and the action is very well paced…Bright Shiny Things is fascinating, very well structured and a thoroughly intelligent read.”
'Bright Shiny Things couldn’t be more topical.'
'A really gripping and enjoyable read which I read straight through...Very much recommended.'