Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1)



Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1) Introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson dedicated family man, rebel in the office, ace in the field and one of the most appealing sleuths to come along in years When we first meet Dawson, he s been ordered by his cantankerous boss to leave behind his loving wife and young son in Ghana s capital city to lead a murder investigation In a shady grove outside the small town of Ketanu, a young woman a promising medical student has been found dead under suspicious circumstances Dawson is fluent in Ketanu s indigenous language, so he s the right man for the job, but the local police are less than thrilled with an outsider s interference For Dawson, this sleepy corner of Ghana is rife with emotional land mines an estranged relationship with the family he left behind twenty five years earlier and the painful memory of his own mother s inexplicable disappearance Armed with remarkable insight and a healthy dose of skepticism, Dawson soon finds his cosmopolitan sensibilities clashing with age old customs, including a disturbing practice in which teenage girls are offered to fetish priests as trokosi, or Wives of the Gods Delving deeper into the student s haunting death, Dawson will uncover long buried secrets that, to his surprise, hit much too close to home. Read Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1) – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 317 pages
  • Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1)
  • Kwei Quartey
  • English
  • 08 November 2017
  • 1400067596

10 thoughts on “Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1)

  1. Trish says:

    This is first in a series about Detective Darko Dawson of Accra in Ghana I have wanted to read this book ever since I saw it in a bookstore a couple of years ago and I was thrilled to be able to dip into it when I came across the audio version this summer I don t mind telling you that when I first listened to it, I was interrupted three quarters of the way in and had to set the book aside I didn t really mind because midway through the novel I found myself wondering if I should trust Darko Da This is first in a series about Detective Darko Dawson of Accra in Ghana I have wanted to read this book ever since I saw it in a bookstore a couple of years ago and I was thrilled to be able to dip into it when I came across the audio version this summer I don t mind telling you that when I first listen...

  2. Lata says:

    This police detective led mystery set in Ghana is enjoyable Darko Dawson is sent to a village to investigate the death of a young medical student He s particular in his methods, has a known anger problem, and a lingering grief over the unexplained disappearance of his mother when he was a boy Darko s investigation leads to a few unpleasant people, and while they have great motives, Darko remains stumped and frustrated with the way the case progresses The resolution finally lays one of...

  3. Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    After finishing another book set in Ghana, Homegoing, I thought I should go back to this book I first started it back in July 2015, when I included it in a pile of books I was speed dating It passed the 50 page test and went back on the shelf until now I m still working my way through reading a book from every country, and now Ghana is covered This is a solid crime novel featuring Darko Dawson, who is called in from Accra to help with an investigation of the murder of an AIDS relief worker After finishing another book set in Ghana, Homegoing, I thought I should go back to this book I first started it back in July 2015, when I included ...

  4. Skip says:

    I liked this novel much better than another Ghaniain author s Tail of the Blue Bird Darko Dawson is a police inspector in Accra, who is called to investigate the death of a young female AIDS worker in a village where his mother disappeared many years prior The author sets up four possible suspects a young boy, th...

  5. switterbug (Betsey) says:

    The story of a West African detective in Ghana begins with a weak prologue a nightmare squeezed from the pages of former dime store books The following first chapter opens with promise a dead body Then the author tries too hard to tell the story That s the problem too much telling and not enough showing The sentences read like announcements or headlines and the prose is shopworn and musty, hauled from a high school creative writing course The author is also on an adverb and gerund fren The story of a West African detective in Ghana begins with a weak prologue a nightmare squeezed from the pages of former dime store books The following first chapter opens with promise a dead body Then the author tries too hard to tell the story That s the problem too much telling and not enough showing The sentences read like announcements or headlines and the prose is shopworn and musty, hauled from a high school creative writing course The author is also on an adverb and gerund frenzy in the same sentences , which bogs down the narrative to a watery substance Sentences are lifeless and clunky and contain no fresh turns of phrase or descriptive power This is a typical passage, not an exception to the rule He loved to sit on her lap with his head resting against her while he played with the gold necklace she always wore and never removed The pendant was...

  6. Friederike Knabe says:

    What if the truth isterrible than the forest Darko, the child is frightened as the mother disappears into nothing Darko Dawson, the adult, has a recurring dream his mother walks with him through the forest and urges him along It is not any forest, but a forest he remembers from his childhood, near the village of Ketanu, the place where his mother disappeared all these years ago A powerful beginning for Kwei Quartey s debut novel, Wife of the Gods , no question And the village and What if the truth isterrible than the forest Darko, the child is frightened as the mother disappears into nothing Darko Dawson, the adult, has a recurring dream his mother walks with him through the forest and urges him along It is not any forest, but a forest he remembers from his childhood, near the village of Ketanu, the place where his mother disappeared all these years ago A powerful beginning for Kwei Quartey s debut novel, Wife of the Gods , no question And the village and the forest around, beautifully evoked, take centre stage for the action when Darko, now a Detective Inspector, returns to assist the local police in a murder...

  7. Beth says:

    WIFE OF THE GODS is two stories The first story begins with the discovery of the body of Gladys Mensah in the forest outside the town of Ketanu Gladys is a medical student and a volunteer AIDS worker Efia finds the body early one morning Efia was a trokosi, which meant she belonged to the gods In Efia s life that means belonging to Togbe Adzima, the chief and the High Priest of the village Eighteen years earlier, Efia s uncle murdered a man and, although he is in prison, the family has b WIFE OF THE GODS is two stories The first story begins with the discovery of the body of Gladys Mensah in the forest outside the town of Ketanu Gladys is a medical student and a volunteer AIDS worker Efia finds the body early one morning Efia was a trokosi, which meant she belonged to the gods In Efia s life that means belonging to Togbe Adzima, the chief and the High Priest of the village Eighteen years earlier, Efia s uncle murdered a man and, although he is in prison, the family has been cursed with unending signs of the gods displeasure Desperate for a reversal of fortune, the elders of her family go to the high priest, asking him to intercede on their behalf so that there torment will be ended Togbe communes with the gods and ...

  8. Babydoll says:

    Any attempts of becoming dissatisfied with this book will be close to impossible For, Wife of the Gods is that impressive of a narrative Consisting of suspense, mystery, and adventure, it is not surprising that Kwei Quartey gained noteworthy attention for this gripping novel.Wife of the Gods is a spellbinding mystery, set in Ghana and taking place within the vigorous capitol of Accra and small town of Ketanu Readers are introduced to the main character, Detective Darko Dawson, living contente Any attempts of becoming dissatisfied with this book will be close to impossible For, Wife of the Gods is that impress...

  9. Mocha Girl says:

    Kwei Quartay s debut is an entertaining debut that not only focuses on Darko Dawson, the family man and the detective, but immerses the reader in Ghanaian culture and traditions, and introduces a cast of lively characters The novel opens with the murder of a young AIDS prevention worker in the same remote region Darko s mother disappeared 25 years earlier while visiting her sister He is assigned to support the local police because he speaks Ewe and dives into the case with a practiced, methodi Kwei Quartay s debut is an entertaining debut that ...

  10. LJ says:

    First Sentence The forest was black and Darko was afraid to enter.DI Darko Dawson is ordered to investigate the murder of a young woman in Kentau, the town from which his mother disappeared many years before Fighting an incompetent local policeman, superstition and a local priest to whom young women are given as trokosi or wives of the gods, Dawson sets about trying to solve both mysteries and prevent an innocent man from being hanged.I very much enjoyed this book On one hand, it is look and First Sentence The forest was black and Darko was afraid to enter.DI Darko Dawson is ordered to investigate the murder of a young woman in Kentau, the town from which his mother disappeared many years before Fighting an incompetent local policeman, superstition and a local priest to whom young women are given as trokosi or wives of the gods, Dawson sets about trying to solve both mysteries and prevent an innocent man from being hanged.I very much enjoyed this book On one hand, it is look and education into life in Ghana, which was fascinating on the other hand it s a good, ...

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