After Leaving The Village

by Helen Matthews

After Leaving The Village

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Two women. Two villages. Different destinies. Odeta's life has shrunk to a daily round of drudgery, running her father's grocery store in a remote Albanian village. One day a stranger from Tirana walks into the shop and promises her a new career in London. Odeta's life is about to change, but not in the way she expected. Journalist Kate lives on a quiet London street and seems to have a perfect life but she worries about her son Ben, who struggles to make friends. Kate blames the internet and disconnects her family from the online world so they can get to know their neighbours. On a visit to her home village in Wales, Kate is forced to confront a secret from her past. But greater danger lies closer to home. Perhaps Kate's neighbours are not the friendly community they seem.

Book Info

Helen Matthews Author: Helen Matthews

Title: After Leaving The Village
ISBN: 9780995780682
Publication Date: 12-10-2017
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Format: epub

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profile pic Lynne Packer  
Added: 16-07-2018
A really well written book with a modern tale to tell.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a story of two women living in the modern World. One a young girl wishing to escape the traditions of her Albanian village and explore the World her way and one about a Mother who wants to go back to the quieter ways of the village where she grew up in Wales. Both characters are really well portrayed and the issues facing them in the modern World are sympathetically and well explored. Although this a well written novel and obviously written to be exciting and intriguing it does bring home the issues of human trafficking and make you realise how important it is to be part of a community.

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