Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"The Bracelet" by Roberta Gately

Abby Monroe is a UN worker who chooses Peshawar, Pakistan as her place of work. How will a brutal murder and a bracelet change her life?

Abby is discouraged and broken-hearted. She needs a cause to lift her out of her despondency, and finds that in helping women in Peshawar. But after witnessing the murder of a woman with a beautiful bracelet on her wrist and hearing the stories of sex trafficking and abuse, she decides to partner with a NY Times reporter to uncover the facts and show the world. As they work to uncover the facts, they travel to South East Asia where the trafficking is worse than they could have imagined. How will the reappearance of the bracelet affect Abby and the story? Will they make it out of the investigation alive? Roberta Gately writes a compelling story taken from today's headlines.

This is a powerful book. It has the power to make the reader sit up and take notice of the atrocities facing women today. It deals with difficult topics and is sometimes hard to imagine. I think book clubs would have interesting conversations around the content found here. I received my free review copy from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review.

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