Friday, 22 December 2017
The novel follows a young Doctor called Ana, who is working at the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.
Rahim, who is eleven years old, tells Ana something. She fails to recognise the significance of what he said until he suddenly vanishes.
Ana feels impelled to go on a rescue mission to save the young boy, and she goes to a secretive field hospital which is located in the besieged town of Old Homs.
However, she barely escapes with her life, fleeing from ISIS forces. However, she has put those who assisted her in fear for their lives.
Unfortunately she is captured by the Shabia and put in the hands of their evil leader.
She witnesses acts of love, of betrayal and of unspeakable horror as she tries to make sense of the situation around her. Who can she trust? And is everyone quite what they seem?
This is an extremely well-written and thoughtful novel. It is published by Matador at £8.99 and is available here https://goo.gl/wdCFDG.