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I loved this book. It was so high stakes and compelling. I couldn't put it down once I started it. She is a wonderful writer and I could really feel the emotions of all the characters. It was amazing to see how propaganda about the United States is circulated in other countries and how entirely they believe it. I can believe in the authenticity of the work seeing as it was written by a woman who has actually lived in Iraq before.

I was really rooting for all three women, especially Huda to get their chance at freedom. The idea of the secret police and the violence that was perpetrated by him was always such a far away concept. But when you read it in the book the consequences feel more real and much closer.

One critique I have is that the perspectives changed quite a bit and it was harder to keep track of the story line. I would have preferred a bit more organization.