Very, very nice for them to include me on this list
The Lost Ones
Nora Watts is a survivor: of abandonment to foster care, of homelessness, of alcoholism, and of a brutal attack 15 years in the past. In her work for a private investigator, she's come to be known as the “human lie detector,” using her invisibility as a middle-aged, mixed-race woman to infiltrate unsavory situations and suss out people who consistently underestimate her. But when Nora learns that the daughter she gave up for adoption is missing, the ensuing search upends her reclusive existence. Sheena Kamal’s writing is both lyrical and relentless, making The Lost Ones impossible to put down. Dotted with surreal dream sequences, the novel reflects both Vancouver’s beauty and its seediness.