Carolyn Baugh — Quick Sand

Ms. Baugh is an excellent writer. She engaged me with her characters and her story to the point where I was dreaming about them at night. This is unusual for me even though I read most every night before falling asleep

Quick Sand is a crime novel featuring a young Muslim woman from the Philadelphia police. She is assigned to a joint task force with the FBI and the sheriff’s department to fight drug trafficking. The job evolves into investigating murder and the human trafficking of young girls.

There are themes running through her writing about prejudice toward Muslims and the treatment of women. The protagonist is struggling with her feelings about her culture and a protective father. Baugh’s writing is very visual. At times I felt as if I was watching a movie or TV program.

I highly recommend this book.