Box 21

Box 21

Book - 2009/10/13
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Sold into sex slavery in their pursuit of better lives in Sweden, Lithuanian girls Lydia and Alena learn of a chance to secure their freedom and take revenge on their enslavers.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2009/10/13
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374282950
0374282951
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROSLUND
Characteristics: 393 p.
Additional Contributors: Hellström, Börge 1957-

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downsman
Aug 25, 2018

I have liked other books by these authors, but not this one. Disappointing ending, with a twist I saw coming. I found the lengths characters go to protect a colleague's reputation, and then the reputation of another colleague who has tried to protect the first colleague -- all while innocent young women continue to suffer as a result -- aggravating. Equally irritating are decisions made by the police, like providing no protection for a key witness to a crime perpetrated by someone known for frightening off witnesses. Or allowing a violent lowlife and trafficker to plead diplomatic immunity having committed a serious assault and leave the country, without barring him from reentering the country.
Perhaps the point of all this is that cover-ups can just cause worse damage to occur, and that immoral decisions made with good intentions still amount to corruption.
There's a faint hint that the trafficker left untouched and unsuspected at the end may be exposed eventually -- I'll cling to that hope.

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DIANE WEINMAN
Mar 08, 2016

The subject matter was unpleasant but overall the book was good. Unexpected ending. I'm going to read more books by this author. I gave it a 4 rating, not a 3.

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StarGladiator
Mar 08, 2014

Many books in a library are listed as non-fiction when, in point of fact, they are indeed fictional. Others are classified as fiction, when they are thinly veiled books of truth. This is one of those, a brutal, yet thoroughly well written book more factual than fiction. (I would differentiate this novel from Stieg Larsson's because Stieg wrote fiction, ultimately portraying the State as the exemplar of justice, just containing some rogue elements, while reality is quite the opposite and this novel fictionalizes reality, but the stark reality most certainly comes through!)

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h19835195
Mar 11, 2012

Awesome ! A horrible subject, but a fabulously written story. The ending is totally unexpected. I love these guys, and can't wait for them to write more books. Sadly I have already read everything they've written to date.

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