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An addictive page-turner that will leave you thinking...
on 14 March 2013
S Quinn's thriller "I Take This Woman" takes you on a journey through Thailand's seedy underworld of sex bars and female trafficking. Written from the perspectives of a range of characters: innocent Thai girls, hoping to escape their debt-ridden and bleak futures by marrying an Englishman; Ruby, the intrepid journalist, determined to make a documentary exposing the horrors she eventually uncovers; and Anders, the Swedish security expert who helps Ruby, despite her inital mistrust of him. Throughout these interwoven tales, we are introduced to a Thailand that's not in any the brochures; one in which women are bought and sold like cattle. Some of the scenes from the perspective of Mae, the trafficked 'would-be' bride, are painful to read, but only because they so accurately depict the horrors that these women suffer. S Quinn's story gallops along, the pace never slowing, as the reader is drawn deeper into each of the characters' stories - culminating in the final shocking scenes, that manage to both surprise the reader and have a crafty tug at the heartstrings. This is a well-thought thriller that deftly considers an emotive subject.