- Paperback: 532 pages
- Publisher: Salman Shami (27 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0648230201
- ISBN-13: 978-0648230205
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.4 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 880 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
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Andrea, B. -- Goodreads.com
"When I first came across this book I was immediately drawn to it just from the cover and title! By the end of the first chapter I was totally hooked and could not put it down ! I was staying up until all hours of the morning just to be able to keep reading ! Unfortunately 5 stars is the maximum but if I could give a higher rating I would for sure. The book draws you in faster than any other book iv read and I couldn’t recommend it high enough. The author not only draws from current world events and shows what it is like inside of another country, but also brings in just the right amount of fictional/reality balance. I really hope there is a sequel and I look forward to reading more of Salman’s work."
Mel -- Goodreads.com
"The book is riveting, fast paced and realistic. It has the pace and excitement of a Jason Bourne or 24hours. Very edgy and thrilling. It keeps you riveted and you just have to keep turning the pages. The plot is unpredictable so you are never guessing what's going to happen. The romance and sex scenes are tasteful and sensual.
The context of blasphemy law is used to weave the story very well. The scenes are beautifully described which creates a great sense of atmosphere. Overall the book has the polish of a seasoned writer. Does not in any way read like this author's first book. I can so see it as a blockbuster movie."
Kim, W. -- Goodreads.com
"Easy to read and engaging from the start. The characters are introduced with enough information about them to get you interested and more detail about who they are and their background is threaded throughout story.
The storyline is well paced, plausible and detailed. Although the book is long, it keeps your interest via the many characters and their perspective of events, as they unfold.
The end took a long time coming but this was due to the level of detail and again, the different perspectives of the characters.
All was tied up nicely with the clear expectation of another book to follow and I look forward to reading that and seeing where the author takes the characters next."
See Tee -- Amazon
"This book set a cracking pace from the first page. I found it absolutely riveting and could not put it down. The story is believable, the descriptions of each character are very exact and set the scene for each chapter. The authors love and knowledge of his birth country are evident throughout, with such wonderful descriptions of the terrain and the local people. The story itself is fast paced through each chapter, and leaves you guessing where it will lead into the next chapter. Definitely on a par with my favourite authors such as Dan Brown, John Grisham and David Baldacci. And, the story would readily translate into a major film on the big screen. Definitely hoping for a sequel to this fabulous story. And more thrilling stories from this author."
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Highly recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys a very well written thriller story.
I can not wait to read the sequel and look forward to Salman’s future work.
Religious bigotry in high places and a seemingly bottomless bank account are never a good combination. So much money and hatred are hurled at the, not so innocent protagonist Jane and her lovers that this is bound to be a massive ride.
Shami, knows his stuff with brilliant first hand knowledge and creativity. He can captivate his audience from go, to woe!
I don't recommend this book to everyone as there are lots of un-conventional themes which run through the story, but if you have an open mind and can handle some intense details, then this is a great (and long) book to pick up... to see just who survives (and who doesn't).
It's a great piece of work, a great read, and it kept me reading - probably when I should have been doing other things.
It's topical and written very much with the times and current political climate. But for Jane, the protagonist who is thrust head-long into a predicament by corrupt individuals who would use the Blasphemy Law for evil, this is also very uncomfortable.
Some people won't like this story, for any one of a number of reasons, but Salman has created a masterpiece that shows many different facets of human behaviour. Some of us, even if we dare not admit it, may recognise ourselves or even people we know and love in it.
The Blasphemy Law kept me turning "electronic pages" ... and panting at the end from the rollercoaster ride.