The Terrorist’s Daughters (T.O.G.G.L.E. #1)
written by Brian Arthur Levene
published by Gully Gods Publishing
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the publisher’s publicist to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: Yes.
I love a unique story; different characters, new scenes, ideas I haven’t seen before. It’s like taking a vacation to an exotic location. I enjoyed the storyline and picked up the book every free chance.
The main characters are young girls who take on one of al Queda’s top leaders – their demonic, abusive father. They take us on a wild ride from the depths of terror in Pakistan, through Dubai, Mexico, and beyond.
The story could have been a five-star story. I had to knock it down for two reasons:
- The writing style wasn’t as sharp as what I’d expect to see in a five-star book.
- The story ended without resolution. The author introduced a big, new obstacle for the characters and stopped. And, yes, I know it is the first book in a series, but it is still it’s own story. I just hoped for more resolution and less cliffhanger.
Would I recommend it: Yes.
About the book – from Goodreads: Born in Chicago, Illinois, three sisters are uprooted and brought to Pakistan, after the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. After becoming oppressed and abused by their radicalized father and drug-sedated mother, two of the girls decide to run away from home and soon they discover their inner selves. One is a twelve-year-old blessed with a gift she does not know she has, the other, a seventeen-year-old proficient in the methods of psychological warfare. Along the way they encounter a handsome young man, and his family who are also looking to start a new life away from their terrorist state. Their travels takes them to Afghanistan, Dubai, Mexico and the United States, leaving a chaotic but interesting trail behind.
Developing a family among a group of outcasts, including a young Asian girl who is prolific in computer hacking, their adventures continue with the girls making daring escapes from authorities, and fighting Al Qaeda extremists working for their father. The Terrorist’s Daughter all leads to a dramatic conclusion revolving around love, faith, family, and the potential destruction of an entire city.