Book Review: The Bracelet by @RobertaGately

Title: The Bracelet
By: Roberta Gately
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
ISBN: 9781451669121
Pages: 304

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.

I am loving Roberta Gately more and more and becoming such a huge fan. The Bracelet was a book that I got to read on my way home from California. It's an easy read that keeps you on your toes and turning the page. This story touches a difficult topic that many of us know about, human trafficking, but not too many of us knows exactly what and how this is still going on. I think she did an incredible job tackling on this subject for this being a fictional story. I honestly was glued to this story just as I was with her first book, Lipsticks in Afghanistan

The main character is a lady name, Abby. She's just getting out of a relationship and decides to go out of the country to be an UN worker in Pakistan. Similar to Gately's first book, the main character is leaving home from a difficult situation and trying to find her purpose in life by going to a different country and helping others. This is where she runs into her love interests, Nick. The relationship between the two was both predictable, but at times I couldn't see how it was still going on. 

I have to admit there were times where I got a bit upset with Abby's character because she seemed to not be as bright as  you would want your main character to be, but after reading the book and looking back, I guess that's how she should have been for this story to be what it was. Throughout the story I was extremely impressed by how well it was written and with all the details put into it.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received The Bracelet at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.  


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