Book Review #91: Out of Darkness


Author: Laurence W. Gold

Genre: General Fiction (Adult)

Language: English

Series, if any: Brier Hospital Series

Publisher: Grass Valley Publishing

Date of publication: January 30, 2016

No. Of pages: 267


Human Trafficking is not only abhorrent but also one of the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the 21st century. Dr. Cynthia Lange has learnt about the harsh realities of life through sheer strength of character and also because she had the luck of having good people on her side.  She may be in a prominent physician, but when her past comes back to haunt her, can she move past it or will it tear it all down.


I Would like to acknowledge the author for giving me a copy of his book for an honest review.

What attracted me to the book would obviously be the sensitive topic of human trafficking which has been used as a basis for the plot. Because of that, the book had a greater dimension. While the plot development has been done beautifully to bring out the grim reality and the strength it requires to overcome such a shadow, I was not able to like the lead character at least till the anti-climax. While she shows strength as per the plot required, I found something missing in her which proved to be a deterrent for me to actually relate with her. The finesse with which the author has dealt with the topic of human trafficking and sex workers definitely needs to applauded. But what I liked more would be the way the author brought out the hypocrisy of the society. That’s the only part in the book where I truly felt the character was able to shine.

The cover image and the title is truly a compliment to the main theme of trafficking and how the character finally learns to live outside the shadows of her past.

My opinion: It is definitely a good book solely based on the plot itself. But some people may feel at a disadvantage due to the medical technicalities and jargon that has been used. But it’s not somethinrg that you can not look beyond.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5


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