The Bracelet

The Bracelet

Book - 2012
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A moving and timely novel about human trafficking--from the author of the acclaimed debut Lipstick in Afganistan .

Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world's most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim's wrist.

At a local women's shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls' trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women's remarkable bravery--and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet-- the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781451669121
1451669127
Branch Call Number: GATELY R
Characteristics: viii, 318 p. ; 22 cm.

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Margush
Nov 06, 2016

This story could be told in one paragraph. Dialogues are repetitive as well as events which at times are absurd. I couldn't decide if Abby, the main character, is unbelievably naive or simply stupid. Two stars are given for mentioning a bureaucracy in UN.

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pardeep84
Jul 16, 2013

Well written, detailed and easy to follow. Disappointed with the ending, as it was very rushed and didn't do a well enough job in finishing all the loose ends. The ending was also really far fetched. I'd suggest you read, A Walk A Cross the Moon, as it is a similar subject matter, but content is much more engaging.

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