A story of love and terrorism
I am a simple person. I enjoy a good story but if you throw politics and foreign countries that have ulterior motives, I get lost and finally lose interest. I'm not proud to share this fact but it is true. I am a simple gal who needs action and a lot of flashy things instead of talk, legal jargon and worst of all- politics.
But if you show me a movie- I'm all for it! That's what I'd love about Carla- I'd love to see it on screen. Not to say this isn't a good book; quite the contrary. This was amazing, but I'd have fallen in love with it had it been a movie. So here's my feedback on Clara by Michael Gryboski.
Carla al-Hassan is a hard-working maid. She pays her bills, she keeps a clean record and does her best to take care of her partially paralyzed grandfather, who she calls Giddo. She loves him dearly, would do anything to make sure he receives the best of care.
Carla al-Hassan is a bomb maker, a terrorist. A Murderer. She will complete her assignments to make the money she truly needs to care for Giddo's medical bills and medications, to keep up the façade of being a hard-working maid who pays her bills and keeps a clean police record.
When Carla is placed in a situation where she no longer knows who her friend are and the separation of her lives are blurred, she has to trust someone she'd never imagined looking to for help. But she can she truly place her live in their hands? Can they trust her enough to help her?
Carla is the second book of 2018 where I read on a situation where people have been lured into helping a terrorist faction of some sort. I detest hate crimes and this book carried a hate that didn't even apply to her. But she did it anyway. What she does is her flaw and makes you not want to like her, but it's very difficult becaue Gryboski also introduced you into her world. He added the emotional ties that made you admire what she did in her personal life. Never mind what she actually did to make the money that took care of herself and her Giddo.
There's a great deal more to this novel, but I can not tell you without giving everything away. What I've pretty much shared is what other's, I'm sure, have added to their reviews. What you won't receive from me is what she's up against. There are two walls about her that can easily fall atop her head if she's not careful and that's where the intrigue that usually carries me through movies like that kicked in. The beginning of Carla is a tad slow- even there something explosive takes place, but once you get past the technicalities of the story, you are in for a fantastic ride.
Grab yourself a copy of Carla to see what I'm talking about while I move on o the next read. Cheers!
Published by Amazon Digital Services
Released October 2018
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