I must disagree entirely with the unnamed critic from NYC who I note with interest is not prepared to reveal his/her identity.
I am English and entirely non-partisan, and can confirm that Eve-Ann Prentice's book is in no way misleading or ficticious- it mirrors exactly my own experiences of the former Yugoslavia, having studied it and frequently visited there myself and talked to ordinary people from all 'sides' of the conflict. This book is one of the few attempts to portray honestly a sad and complicated situation, instead of blindly following what the British and US governments have had to say over the past 14 years. Had more people like her questioned the West's role in the Balkans, perhaps we would not find ourselves in the quagmire we now have in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As for the Mercale Market massacre, the intimation that the Muslims bombed their own side has not only been made in this book, but also by General Rose in his book, Fighting for Peace, and has been broadly hinted at by former UN negotiator, Lord Owen who should know the truth since he will have seen UN reports!
As Prentice also points out in her reference to this atrocity, weapons experts from Jane's Defence Weekly who examined the area and carried out extensive investigations, also were of the opinion that the Muslim side had indeed bombed their own people, with the intention of getting the arms embargo against them lifted and to increase pressure on the Bosnian Serbs.
I wonder if the anonymous reviewer has an axe to grind- are they perhaps connected to Bosnian Muslims or to Croatia? To portray Prentice as biased is a slur: she is an investigative journalist doing her job.
Anyone seriously interested in the roots of this conflict and what REALLY happened, as opposed to just taking sides, should read One Woman's War. It is not pro-Serb- just refreshingly pro-truth.