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Publisher's Summary

A respected Nigerian psychologist travels to a remote southern border town to uncover the truth about the murder of three university students.

When Dr. Philip Taiwo is called on by a powerful Nigerian politician to investigate the public torture and murder of three university students in Port Harcourt, he has no idea that he’s about to be enveloped by a perilous case that is far from cold.

Philip is not a detective. He’s an investigative psychologist, an academic more interested in figuring out the why of a crime than actually solving it. But when he steps off the plane and into the dizzying frenzy of the provincial airport, he soon realizes that the mob-driven murder of the Okriki Three isn't as straightforward as he thought. With the help of his loyal and streetwise personal driver, Chika, Philip must work against those actively conspiring against him to parse together the truth of what happened to these students.

A thrilling and atmospheric mystery, and an unforgettable portrait of the contemporary Nigerian sociopolitical landscape, Lightseekers is a wrenching novel tackling the porousness between the first and third worlds, the enduring strength of tribalism and homeland identity, and the human need for connection in the face of isolation.

©2021 Femi Kayode (P)2021 Mulholland Books

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A Rare Read

I really enjoyed the book because it was not a typical read and it had me guessing throughout the book. I also learned a lot about the culture of Nigeria. I felt like I was there in Nigeria experiencing the characters interactions and it was wonderful. Thank you Mr. Femi. The narrator also made the book come to life and did a great job. I hope to read more by this author in the near future.

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Readers Whiplash

Felt drawn out at times and a little rushed at the end but, it was alright. I love Chika.

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love it great listen form begin to end. I will look for more titles from this author

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Great book with great characters

I really enjoyed this book, it had great pacing, style and tone throughout. The backdrop for the story is unique to me and probably most that listen, I had no real knowledge of life in Nigeria but this book offers a rare glimpse into a world that on one hand is as modern as most westernized countries and on the other still struggling to find it's way in this rapidly changing world we all live in. sort of like Texas

The story serves as a bit of an allegory about the dangers of social media while delivering an intelligent fast paced crime drama containing some of the freshest characters I've read in a long time.

The narration is great and fitting to a story where if I was reading this book I would of butchered every name in it.

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Hooked me from start to finish!

This was an amazing story that always had unexpected twist from every turn. the narrator was spot on and the absolute best narration I've heard so far. the main character, Philip, is level-headed and honest that starkly contrasts the pure chaos of events. I can't write too much else in fear of spoiling the story for everyone, but I will say the story is focused on events without sidetracking into other random sections that lead no where. I will recommend this story to everyone I know!

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Unique Crime Novel

I love reading unique crime thrillers, especially ones where I learn new things and this one fit the bill. Herein, I learned more about the fascinating culture of Nigeria, and also learned alternative perspectives on human behavior. Thanks to the author’s knowledge of criminal psychology. I hope Femi writes another and it seems the way this story ended, we could have a sequel. PS ...
The narrator is superb,adding juicy accents and delicious laughs to his reading.

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Good Story. Great Narrator.

I look forward to this book developing into a series. I thought the story line was very good and the narration excellent.

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Wonderful

The narrator was excellent and took me on a journey through an intriguing story that kept me guessing. I really enjoyed it.

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Very Repetitive, Uninteresting

I tried, I really did but with just over 3 hours left, I threw in the towel. I felt like all this book did was go in circles. Police corruption, political unrest....nothing I haven't read before. The narrator did a good job.

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I enjoyed this, despite the subject matter

This is not my usual genre, and was I hesitant to buy it. I'm glad I did. The book was well written and interesting. Though the murders and the murderer's reasons were horrific, the author handles it all tastefully, does not revel in the horror, and warns us how easily this can happen in any society. Interesting glimpses into a different country and culture than mine.