The Bracelet by Roberta Gately

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Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist.

At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery—and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet— the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.
 

About Roberta Gately

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A nurse, humanitarian aid worker, and writer, Roberta Gately has served in war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, as well as a series of articles for the BBC Worlds News Online. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world’s refugees and displaced.
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Gallery Books. 338 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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On a run through the early morning mists of Geneva, Abby Monroe watches in horror as a woman falls from a balcony to her death.

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After her boyfriend abandons her and moves across the country, 30-year-old Abby Howell, a nurse in Boston, decides to make a radical life change and accept a job in Pakistan compiling nursing statistics for the U.N.

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BC Books

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The Bracelet tells story of a UN worker traveling to Pakistan and finding new love and more than she bargains for in a new country.

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Abby also meets a New York Times reporter there working on a story about human trafficking.

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To her surprise, she witnesses a woman falling from a fourth-floor balcony of one of the many “soaring office towers.” Abby could not tell if the woman had been pushed or had fallen to the street right in front of her.

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Book Reporter

Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Seattle PI

Abby and the reporter eventually work on the story together which leads them through a tangled web of lies and characters that the readers will love to hate.

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Story after story is recounted by women who were sold as young girls in order to insure financial solvency for the girls' family, with devastating, abusive scars that will probably never heal permanently.

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