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The Shot by Sarah Sultoon
About The Book
Samira is an up-and-coming TV journalist, working the nightshift at a major news channel and yearning for greater things. So when she’s offered a trip to the Middle East, with Kris, the station’s brilliant but impetuous star photographer, she leaps at the chance In the field together, Sami and Kris feel invincible, shining a light into the darkest of corners … except the newsroom, and the rest of the world, doesn’t seem to care as much as they do. Until Kris takes the photograph.
With a single image of young Sudanese mother, injured in a raid on her camp, Sami and the genocide in Darfur are catapulted into the limelight. But everything is not as it seems, and the shots taken by Kris reveal something deeper and much darker … something that puts not only their careers but their lives in mortal danger.
What we see and perceive in every war is thank to the work of journalists that risk their lives everyday to show us what is happening around the world. A high risk job where sometimes they pay with their life, so, the main question is, is it worth it? You’ll have to read and decide by yourself the answer to this question.
This is not an easy read; it’s eye opening and bitter. To make you question your values and the society we live in. It’s not a book to read and leave behind but a one to talk and share. How many human lives have to be lost to stop human greed, racism, and violence?
This book is told by two characters Kris and Samira; two journalists that will travel to the centre of the Afghanistan war. What they describe is frightening and horrendous. But again and again, they are told that the news they are sharing is not shocking enough to make the society act. Really, some of the situations the survivors explain to them are so hard to read that I can’t imagine living them in person. What has happened to us that we don’t act at all when we see someone being hurt? We are so cold and egocentric that nothing else matters except us?
It reminds me a little the lyrics of the song “Zombie” by The Cranberries;
“Another mother’s breaking
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken”
Read this book, think about it and talk about it, it’s time to act!
Ready for “The Shot”?
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… Her debut thriller The Source is currently in production with Lime Pictures, and was a Capital Crime Book Club pick and a number one bestseller on Kindle.