True Mercy by Idelle Kursman - Review by LAWonder10 + a $15. Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! [Ends 6/12/18]
Danger lurks everywhere for Marina. When the ship carrying her and other human trafficking victims from Europe arrive at a port in New Jersey, Marina manages to escape and wants nothing more than to be rid of her traffickers and free the other women. But one of the underground organization's vicious henchmen will stop at nothing to recapture her. Marina scarred his face on the ship and now he only desires to inflict the cruelest death possible on her. She is doomed until an unlikely pair come to her aid: a young man with autism and his widower father. Still reeling from the death of their mother and wife, son and father encounter her by chance and all three become caught up in the powerful tentacles of an international human trafficking ring. Will the henchman succeed and destroy all their lives? Will relentless evil triumph in the end?
Marina experienced an inhumane ordeal. Weak, hungry, thirsty and desperate, she had tried to escape. Was it now all in vain? Marina could no longer flee or barely move. Little did she know her Savior would be an autistic man.
This is a remarkable tale involving the horrors of human trafficking and the innocent heroics of an autistic man. It, also, conveys a few of the trials and blessings of a parent who has a "special needs" child. In addition to the the challenges, this parent is a single parent.
The characters are well. defined and some are very endearing. This action-packed, suspenseful story, portrays the good and evil of mankind.
The scenes are easily visualized and are often quite graphic.There were a couple occasions when the writing seemed slightly repetitive and dragged.
I recommend this book to an older YA or Adult audience as it addresses human trafficking and has some strong language and sexual situations in it. However, it is a definite, increasing problem the public should not avoid and ignore.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with no requirement of a positive review. This is my honest review.
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