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!
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
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!
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!
THE LOST ONES has been nominated for a 2018 Barry Award, Thriller Award and Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best First Novel!
February 2019: VANCOUVER
Galiano Island Literary Festival