The Retreat by Mari Reiza,

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3.5 Stars

Thank you to Mari Reiza and the publisher for supplying me with this book in exchange for a honest review. This is an extremely moving story but is also very uncomfortable. Honestly, I was not sure if I could get through it. Sexual abuse is not a story that I would normally even touch. I must say that I would not recommend this book to one that has been abused or is not mature enough to read this storyline. There are several grammatical errors throughout the book, and as a professor, the errors really interfered in my reading.

Publisher’s Cover:

Ahmed has abandoned her. Nadia is gone the way Isabelle did before, her two fallen warriors. But Marie can still hear His voice clearly. A deep call for justice takes hold in a teenage girl during a religious retreat; what happens next will mark her life for years to come.
Set between Zermatt, Brussels, London and Bordeaux, this is a tale of man playing God, of hurt that doesn’t find its way out. An uncomfortable but fascinating ripening journey.

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