#TLBookTours: The Third Daughter
Author: Talia Carner
Source: from publisher for review
Summary: Definitely a case of ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. Well-written story about a fascinating time period, but just too dark for me.
I have to admit that I messed up with this one. I saw that it was historical fiction by an author I had previously enjoyed and jumped on the tour. I did not realize in advance that it was about a young Russian Jewish girl tricked into leaving her family only to be trapped in an Argentinian brothel. I’ve avoided reading a book on such a dark topic before. This book convinced me that I should continue to avoid similar books in the future. It’s not completely fade-to-black for the worst scenes, but could be significantly more graphic. However, the main character’s age and naivety made this too heartbreaking for me to enjoy. If it’s a topic you think you can handle, I do think there’s a lot to recommend this book.