The Lazarus Effect by H.J. Golakai
From Cassava Republic Press:
Voinjama Johnson is an investigative journalist for the Cape Town magazine Urban. Her life is a mess and Vee’s been seeing things: a teenage girl in a red hat that goes hand-in-hand with the debilitating episodes she is loath to call ‘panic attacks’.
When Vee spots a photo of the girl from her hallucinations at a local hospital, she launches an investigation, under the pretext of writing an article about missing children. With the help of her oddball assistant Chloe Bishop, she’s soon delving into the secrets of the fractured Fourie and Paulsen families. What happened to Jacqui Paulsen, who left home two years ago and hasn’t been seen since?
The Lazarus Effect is a gripping new addition to the African crime genre from a talented debut author.