Top critical review
A fast-paced, easy read.
on 20 July 2015
This book is fast paced and an easy read, although the subject matter of human trafficking is not an easy subject to read about. Two sisters, living in Chennai, survive a tsunami that kills the rest of their family and try to reach the safety of their boarding school. On the way they are kidnapped and sold into prostitution in Mumbai, where they become separated. Meanwhile an American lawyer, struggling with personal loss and relationship breakdown begins work for an organisation tackling human trafficking in Mumbai and he vows to reunite the sisters. At the same time, he is trying to rekindle his relationship with his estranged Indian wife.
Although it provides an insight into the horrors of human trafficking and some idea of the scale of the problem, I felt this book lost something as a novel as it tried too hard to educate the reader about human trafficking. The plot line often felt implausible and the characters were too 2-dimensional to really care about .