The perfect street, the perfect house, the perfect neighbours. Beth was engrossed by her next door neighbour Oksana, but when she saw a young girl at the upstairs window waving a sign with the words “HELP ME written on it, she was shocked. Nothing is perfect and Beth will learn it the hard way.
Still emotional even after I finished reading this. The story is a little too close to home. My mother worked as a domestic worker for a Russian woman many years ago and it was the worst job experience for her. The “madam” in my mother’s story was verbally abusive, cruel and belittling. I would never understand why people like her exist. It was a traumatic environment for my mother and I don’t think she’ll ever forget those people. The world is unfair for some of us and I just hope time and fate will teach that Russian woman a lesson. I feel bad for all the maltreated helpers around the world and I pray that they will get the justice and equity they so deserve. No one is above anyone regardless of their social status or lifestyle, no one has the right to abuse or degrade a person just because they are considered poor and destitute.
So happy with the ending, bad people were punished and justice was served. I really liked this book because it focused on a significant issue, a crime that’s been happening all over the world.
Really good novel. Can’t wait to read another book from this author.
What do you think about domestic abuse?