For a long time I put off reading this book… The topic here, sex trafficking of minors, is not for the feint of heart. Or for anyone with a heart, really. On the other hand, it’s probably one of the most important topics we could be reading about. It is a billion-dollar, world-wide nightmare for millions of underaged, vulnerable children and women and we need to understand the problem fully.
This also happens to be an incredible book. The story is about 2 Indian sisters, Ahalya and Sita, who, after a tsunami has drowned their whole immediate family, are kidnapped and sold into slavery. Meanwhile, Thomas, an American lawyer who is going through his own emotional crisis, is sucked into the sisters’ plight and plunges through a fight to save them.
There is utter suspense, there are twists and turns, and there is an emotional roller coaster the reader rides on that makes it absolutely impossible to put this book down. Furthermore, I have to admit that a book has not made me sob like this one did in quite a long time.
It’s an important book for all of us to read and I’m glad I finally did. Now we have to see what we can do to end this hideous crime!