Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive
sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu—the site of his mother’s
disappearance many years ago—to solve the murder of an accomplished
young AIDS worker.
While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son,
Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu.
It soon becomes clear that in addition to solving a recent murder, he is
about to unravel the shocking truth about his mother’s disappearance.
Kwei Quartey’s sparkling debut novel introduces readers to a rich cast
of characters, including the Trokosi—young women called Wives of the
Gods—who, in order to bring good fortune to their families, are sent to
live with fetish priests. Set in Ghana, with the action moving back and
forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the Volta
Region, Wife of the Gods brings the culture and beauty of its setting brilliantly to life. Download and start listening now!