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I could not put it down. Keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. I am a librarian and wish it was in every library. Although it is a novel it teaches so much about life in the middle east. I hope the author writes more. I will read everything she publishes.
Excellent story! The plight of women around the world is horrible! It is tough to earn enough money to take care of a family, work full time and have to deal with an abusive husband.
I have read in other places about the terrible, sadistic behavior towards the work staff in Saudi Arabia and the Islamic world. So I believe all that is written in this book, but the torture this poor lady went through us totally horrific and barbaric.
I agree with all the other reviews about how the book was written; there were quite a few errors with paragraphing, punctuation and wrong word usage. I tended to ignore the errors thinking that this story was written by a non-native English speaker. The story of this courageous lady over-shadowed the occasional English mistakes for me.
When I bought it I thought it was a true story but it's not. The pictures are of actors and aren't very good. One picture has the boys fighting with the mom smiling. It's a fair story but needs a lot of editing. Disappointing.