A POWERFUL AND SEARING DEBUT THRILLER FROM AWARD-WINNING CNN JOURNALIST SARAH SULTOON
PUBLICATION DATE: 15 APRIL 2021 | ORENDA BOOKS | PAPERBACK ORIGINAL | £8.99
A hugely anticipated debut thriller from former CNN international news executive Sarah Sultoon. Inspired by Sarah’s own time in the newsroom, The Source follows a young
TV journalist who is forced to revisit her past when she’s thrust into a sex-trafficking
investigation in her hometown. TV rights have already been sold to Lime Pictures, with Jo
Spain writing the screenplay.
1996. Essex. Thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Carly lives in a disenfranchised town dominated by a military base, struggling to care for her baby sister while her mum sleeps off another binge. When her squaddie brother brings food and treats, and offers an exclusive invitation to army parties, things start to look a little less bleak…
2006. London. Junior TV newsroom journalist Marie has spent six months exposing a gang of sex traffickers, but everything is derailed when New Scotland Yard announces the re-opening of Operation Andromeda, the notorious investigation into allegations of sex abuse
at an army base a decade earlier.
As the lives of these two characters intertwine around a single, defining event, a series of utterly chilling experiences is revealed, sparking a nail-biting race to find the truth… and justice.
A tense, startling and unforgettable thriller, The Source is a story about survival, about hopes and dreams, about power, abuse and
The Source by Sarah Sultoon is a tightly written, hard-hitting, thrill ride. It blew me away, while it alternated between two timelines; one following a thirteen year old girl and another following a junior newsroom journalist.
This book packs a punch and deals with important and devastating, real-life issues such as sex-trafficking and child abuse. Sarah Sultoon approaches these topics with a truthful sensitivity, and while difficult to read about, I think she handled it very well.
The plot is cleverly written, moving seeminglessly between the two timelines. As a reader, we slowly begin to unravel how these two timelines are connected, and the ending was phenomenal.
The Source took me on a rollercoaster ride. It is fantastic, with credible writing and characters that draw you into the story. I highly recommend this one.
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Sarah Sultoon is a journalist and writer whose work as an international news executive at CNN has taken her all over the world, from the seats of power in both Westminster and Washington to the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. She
has extensive experience in conflict zones, winning three Peabody awards for her work on the war in Syria, an Emmy for her contribution to the coverage of Europe’s migrant crisis in 2015, and a number of Royal Television Society gongs. As passionate about fiction as nonfiction, she recently completed a Masters of Studies in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, adding to an undergraduate language degree in French and Spanish, and Masters of Philosophy in History, Film and Television. When not reading or writing she can usually be found somewhere outside, either running, swimming or throwing a ball for her
three children and dog while she imagines what might happen if…
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