In this stunning debut novel, a Kenyan expat living the American dream with her husband and adopted son soon finds it marred by child trafficking, scandal, and a problematic past.
Mugure and Zack seem to have the p
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did not like it
I should have run for the hills looking at the ratings on GR, but I didn’t check it before requesting this turkey on NetGalley. More fool me. I agree with the other reviewers, this book makes no sense. I mean,
1. The “mystery” in the book starts when a bored suburban housewife gets tired of shopping, pokes around in her husband’s pant pockets, finds a paper piece with a number and her adopted son’s name on it. She screams conspiracy. It gets worse, this trouser pocket paper thing. Next she finds
The subject matter is substantial in this novel. The author tells how babies are trafficked in Kenya by way of women signing away their uteruses. The women are held in a life of slavery of artificial insemination and fear. Human trafficking and slavery in order to supply the demand of adoptable babies and much more sinister activity is the theme.
The progression of the novel and the way it evolved had me scratching my head. The protagonist is a Kenyan citizen who marries a first generation Estoni
‘The Fall of Saints’ by Wanjiku wa Ngugi
Read 18th March 2014
When I requested this book I had no expectations except that it would be fiction. I liked the blurb.It turned out to be a mystery novel. The book started well, though I thought the characters were not convincing enough. Mughue was lovely but did not portray herself as a beautiful woman. Certainly, Zach her husband was too perfect. Friends they encountered were all too celluloid and unbelievable. So here is the plot: beautiful African w