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The Source by Sarah Sultoon

Genre: Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4’5/5
Publisher: Orenda Books
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About The Book

  1. Essex. Thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Carly lives in a disenfranchised town dominated by a military base, struggling to care for her baby sister while her mum sleeps off another binge. When her squaddie brother brings food and treats, and offers an exclusive invitation to army parties, things start to look a little less bleak…
  2. London. Junior TV newsroom journalist Marie has spent six months exposing a gang of sex traffickers, but everything is derailed when New Scotland Yard announces the re-opening of Operation Andromeda, the notorious investigation into allegations of sex abuse at an army base a decade earlier.
    As the lives of these two characters intertwine around a single, defining event, a series of utterly chilling experiences is revealed, sparking a nail-biting race to find the truth… and justice.
    A tense, startling and unforgettable thriller, The Source is a story about survival, about hopes and dreams, about power, abuse and resilience.

My Thoughts

What a hard and difficult read! Addictive and nail biting but impossible to put it down, believe me.
This is a story about sex traffickers, corruption and power. I’ll advise you that this is not an easy read, it’s a deep sight to the worst part of the human race. 
The story is told between two voices; Carly and Marie, in two different story lines. Carly, a teenager living with her younger sister and a drug addict mother, with no money or anyone to take care of her… So, when she feels trapped in a nightmare’s life, she doesn’t know who to ask for help or trust, she only knows she has to protect her younger sister. On the other side, we have Marie, a young producer that is working in an investigation with sex traffickers, when an old case is re-opened, Andromeda…
Since the beginning you know that there’s a connection between Carly and Marie, of course it will not be revealed till the end but you can feel that their story will collide one moment or another. I really don’t know how to explain how deep this story has moved me without revealing too much of the plot. We all are aware that there are people abusing of their power and using others for their own benefits, but I think that sex trafficking is at another level. It’s so horrible and toxic just thinking about it, I don’t have words to express my repulse to it. Don’t worry, there are not any explicit situations in the book; but this doesn’t make your imagination flow in the worst way, believe me.
This has been a very interesting read, I would recommend it to anyone, some themes, even if they are difficult they must be talked about, this is one of those. Read it, then we can talk about the dark world we live in.
Are you ready for “The Source”?


About The Author

Sarah Sultoon is a journalist and writer whose work as an international news executive at CNN has taken her all over the world, from the seats of power in both Westminster and Washington to the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. She has extensive experience in conflict zones, winning three Peabody awards for her work on the war in Syria, an Emmy for her contribution to the coverage of Europe’s migrant crisis in 2015, and a number of Royal Television Society gongs.
As passionate about fiction as nonfiction, she recently completed a Masters of Studies in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, adding to an undergraduate language degree in French and Spanish, and Masters of Philosophy in History, Film and Television. When not reading or writing she can usually be found somewhere outside, either running, swimming or throwing a ball for her three children and dog while she imagines what might happen if…