3 out of 4 stars
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Young and beautiful Chinese nationals are granted scholarship programs in Ireland. They meet new and interesting people within the campus, especially their professors. At first, they are in awe of this promising future, but they soon learn that there is more than meets the eye. On the other hand, gang traffickers smuggle Romanians to Ireland. The traffickers led them to believe that generous employers await. The usual targets are those in dire need of financial assistance. Once they have embarked on the ship that will transport them from their home country, they discover that the promises given to them were only empty words.
In Ireland, a team of police officers, detectives, and pathologists solves crimes on human trafficking that has been going on for some time now. They go through extraordinary means of helping the victims they have encountered and in catching the perpetrators. In The Trafficking Murders by Brian O’Hare, we will see how the investigations will end and how the people involved will continue with their lives.
What I liked most about the book was how engaging the plot was. So far, this has been the most captivating storyline that I have read in OBC. The conversations are witty and impressively written. You will find yourself chuckling, grimacing, nodding, and shaking your head. There is no moment of boredom in the whole book. If time permitted, I would have been able to finish it in one sitting.
What I liked least about the book is how the writer changes the name to state the speaker. For example, in a series of conversations, sometimes he would use the first name of the character to describe who just talked, then after a few more exchanges, he would use the last. It was fine as I became more familiar with the full name of the characters. However, in the beginning, it confused me. I got confused if how many people were indeed talking.
I rate The Trafficking Murders 3 out of 4 stars. Due to the number of typographical errors, I could not give it a four-star rating. Besides that, I have no other reason for giving it a rating of 3 out of 4. It was immensely absorbing. I was engrossed in it from start to finish. I highly recommend this book to readers who are looking for an action-packed plot. The crime scenes and investigations were vivid, making it feel like you are in the same room. Diversely, I would not recommend this to readers who are looking for a more relaxing read. Some of the events that unfold here could be quite disturbing. Thus, such readers may not truly appreciate the book.
The Trafficking Murders
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