SARAH by [Amir Barghi]

Sarah: The Eternal Beauty is an erotic crime thriller set in 1974 following a young girl named Sarah who is forced to marry a ruthless older man to save her brother from debt after their father’s death. After Sarah marries the Colonel, her life is one of luxury and excess, but it does not bring her happiness. Though her husband professes to love her, she is nothing more than a possession to him. When she tries to escape the marriage, the Colonel refuses to let her go and uses her son to keep her tied to him. Sarah becomes a different person from the innocent girl she once was. Will she ever be free?

This short story was a quick read that showed the powerlessness that women often face in a male dominated society when the options are limited for those trying to escape a life of poverty. When Sarah was first introduced, I could sympathize with her character being forced to marry a man she didn’t love to save her brother from debt and keep their family home. Although I didn’t like the person she became during the marriage, I liked that the author wrote a happy ending for her, which is unfortunately so often not the case in real life. I felt that the ending of the book was a bit too abrupt, though. I wanted to know what happened to Sarah and her son after the dramatic ending. I would have liked to see who she became once she was finally free from the Colonel.

While I enjoyed the story overall, I felt that there were several areas throughout the book where I would have loved to have more detail so that we can dive deeper into the reasons and motivations behind Sarah’s actions, because at times I felt that her actions were inconsistent.

This intriguing thriller could benefit from some editing so that inconsistencies don’t distract readers from the interesting story. The story tense switched back and forth between past tense and present tense and there were a variety of grammatical errors that hampered the overall flow and understanding of the story. But all of this could be fixed with a good editor.

Sarah: The Eternal Beauty is a thought-provoking melodrama that has all the potential to be a riveting novel. Readers looking for a dramatic portrayal of what women face in abusive relationships will find an fascinating experience in this provocative psychological thriller.

Pages: | ASIN:  B087WTQWVF

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