September 17, 2017

#BookReview: True Mercy by Idelle Kursman #Giveaway

“In the midst of happy memories of licking the chocolate chip cookie batter . . . Adam
spotted a woman on the ground.”

Adam, an eighteen year-old with autism, unwittingly gets caught up in the evil network of human trafficking the day he finds Marina on the ground. Nursing fresh wounds from losing his mother, Adam is ecstatic to accept a new mother figure into his life. He longs for someone to take walks with and who will watch nature videos with him. He can't fathom, however, the horrific existence Marina has led prior to appearing in his neighborhood.

Marina, abducted from her country of Moldova, has landed in America and somehow managed to escape. Starving, filthy, and exhausted, she has nowhere to turn and desperately needs Adam's assistance. But what will Adam's father think of him allowing this emaciated refugee into their home?

Adam's father Bruce has his own troubles as the sole caregiver of Adam while trying to hold down a regular job. How will he take on the added responsibility of protecting Marina from the traffickers who are intent on recapturing her? Can he successfully protect both her and his childlike son?

Idelle Kursman was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her master's in reading education at William Paterson University. She has worked on her writing skills for over 20 years. A few years ago, she watched the movie Taken with Liam Neeson and was shocked to discover the existence of human trafficking rings. She has a loved one with autism, which forced her to put her career on hold. Concerned about these topics, Idelle began researching and writing her debut novel. In True Mercy, Idelle seeks to bring more awareness to the international human trafficking crisis as well as the plight of families with loved ones with autism. She does presentations to speak about these issues. Idelle currently lives with her family in New Jersey.

This one was very good I couldn't put it down. It blended Autism and human trafficking together to create a wonderful story.  I really enjoyed the characters and the pace of this story worked well.  There were some great twists and turns and the story flowed.  You could see how much the author wanted to bring this story to life and she did a wonderful job doing that. If you are looking for something different to read that will make you think and wonder check this one out. 

Autism and human trafficking

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