Ahalya is just seventeen when a tsunami rips through her Indian village. Along with her younger sister Sita, she attempts to seek refuge in a convent many miles away; but the journey brings unexpected dangers. On the other side of the world, American attorney Thomas Clarke accepts a position with the Mumbai branch of the Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation. But can he save Ahalya and Sita?
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I really enjoyed this book - gripping and very moving. Uncomfortable at times but how can a book about the sex trade be anything else... The only thing that let it down for me was the somewhat monotonous narration, but it's only a minor niggle. This book is well worth listening.
Book addict in any form - good old paperback, audio, kindle, and always several on the go at any one time. Drives family mad!
I really enjoyed this book; it was well-written and narrated (one or two annoying pronounciations, and French accents aren't her thing really, but I can live with that!) with a gripping storyline centered around child prostitution and human trafficking - it is horrifying what goes on 'underground' all over the world. Overall, a fascinating, absorbing, thrilling and ultimately heartwarming listen. I will definitely be looking out for more from this author.
Gripping story set in the context of modern India. Loved it! I enjoyed the cultural and religious background of this book. The insight into the abuse of young girls by unscrupulous men was frightening but interesting and perhaps reflects the grooming of young women in todays Britain.
Like history, crime , war & romance books
It was a very interesting story and it had a good ending.
It is sad to see that people would be so cruel to women and miss treat them like was in the book
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