JULY 2018

The most memorable murder Sheena has written is in the New York Times! Read her entry here or check out her blog for the behind-the-scenes scoop.

MAY 2018

It All Falls Down was listed as one of CBC’s books to read during Crime Writing Month.


It All Falls Down was included as one of CrimeReads Best Psychological Thrillers of 2018, on the Holiday Gift Guide for CBC Books and was chosen as a top book of 2018 for the Irish Independent!


Vancouver Noir with Akashic Books is out. Sheena’s contribution ‘Eight-Game Changing Tips on Public Speaking’ is featured here on CrimeRead’s Daily Thrill.


The Lost Ones won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel!

JULY 2018

NYT Bestselling author Roxane Gay called The Lost Ones an 'elegant, finely wrought thriller' in her 5-star Goodreads review

The Lost Ones won the Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Novel

JUNE 2018: 

Sheena won the Kobo Emerging Writer Award. Judge Linwood Barclay had this to say about The Lost Ones: 

Sheena Kamal’s writing in The Lost Ones is as fearless as her protagonist, Nora Watt. It has a dynamite premise that reminded me of Michael Connelly’s Blood Work, in which the hero is asked to solve the murder of the woman whose heart ended up in his chest. Kamal has an equally devious starting point, when Nora is asked to find a missing girl who happens to be the grown child she gave up for adoption. Kamal uses the conventions of the crime novel to cast a critical eye on Vancouver’s societal dysfunction, racism and poverty. 

THE LOST ONES is nominated for a Macavity Award for Best First Novel!

MAY 2018:

Kirkus Reviews calls IT ALL FALLS DOWN, the sequel to Sheena's critically-acclaimed bestseller The Lost Ones, "a stunning, emotionally resonant thriller"! Read the full *starred* review here

Sheena has been nominated for a Kobo Emerging Writers Award

APRIL 2018:

THE LOST ONES has been nominated for a 2018 Barry Award,  Thriller Award and Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Novel! 



November 2019: DALLAS