Young and ambitious, Tayo Dabi is a rising star at Regent Detective Agency where she is a trainee detective. Driven by her passion to solve crimes – even as her brother’s murderer walks free – Tayo immerses herself in the job, delivering results that belie her newbie status.
But when Tayo is assigned a new, high-profile case, her confidence is shaken. Lawrence Gbade, a popular, wealthy contractor is murdered in his home, and as Tayo digs deeper things become less certain. Was Gbade’s murder a robbery gone wrong, or something much more sinister? Even as self-doubt sets in, Tayo has to battle resentment from older, more experienced colleagues, an obnoxious male colleague and her growing attraction to Tony, the victim’s brother.
Romance meets crime thriller in this gripping story of betrayal, rage and the facades we put up to hide our true selves.
Elizabeth Olushola Adeolu is the author of the detective fiction novel, Chasing Facades, her debut work, published by Farafina Books.
She has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and Linguistics and is currently studying for a postgraduate research degree at the University of Edinburgh, UK. You can follow her on twitter @ElizabethAdeolu