Sunday, August 6, 2017

"The Lost Ones"

Sheena Kamal was born in the Caribbean and immigrated to Canada as a child. She holds an HBA in political science from the University of Toronto, and was awarded a TD Canada Trust scholarship for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness. Kamal has also worked as a crime and investigative journalism researcher for the film and television industry. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, and enjoys beaches and Dark ‘n’ Stormys.

Kamal applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Lost Ones, and reported the following:
From page 69:
The two IT guys look crushed, but what are they going to do? Complain that I bumped into them? Which, of course, is the truth. These young men are a decent sort, however, and just accept that their day has gone from normal to shitty in mere moments and they’re out of pocket for two trays full of designer coffee.
On page 69 of The Lost Ones, my heroine, Nora Watts, is using a bit of devious ingenuity to gain entrance to a building. It’s not a key plot point, but it does reveal something important about Nora’s character. It shows that she isn’t above playing dirty, and that she thinks quickly on her feet. It’s a recurring element in the book, this penchant of Nora’s to take matters into her own hands and use her wits to get access to spaces that she normally wouldn’t be allowed into. It also tells the reader that, though she is emotionally conflicted about this hunt for her daughter, she is also willing to do whatever it takes to find her. You don’t play dirty unless the stakes are high.
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--Marshal Zeringue