The Color of Light

The Color of LightMaggie MacGowen book 9

Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen learns the hard way that going home again can be deadly. While clearing out herlate father’s desk, Maggie discovers that he had locked away potential evidence in a brutal unsolved murder thirty years earlier that rocked the close-knit community where she grew up. When she begins to ask questions of family and old friends it quickly becomes clear that there are people in that seemingly tranquil university town who will go to lethal lengths to prevent the truth from coming out.

Advance Praise:

Taut. Tense. Terrific. Wendy Hornsby effortlessly evokes empathy with compelling characters, authentic emotion, and riveting confrontations. Another superb title in the outstanding Maggie MacGowen series.”
—Carolyn Hart, Anthony & Agatha winning author of Death at the Door

“In Hornsby’s expert hands, The Color of Light is a finely cut diamond of a mystery. Maggie leans into her documentarian background to investigate the past murder of a Vietnamese immigrant, a crime that shattered the lives of her childhood friends. Exquisitely researched, with authentic multi-ethnic characters, the book explores the intersection of war and ordinary life in contemporary Berkeley and the Bay Area. Bravo!”
—Naomi Hirahara, Edgar-winning author of The Murder on Bamboo Lane