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Free read ✓ The Guest Room Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ The Guest Room By Chris Bohjalian ❃ – From the bestselling author of A Light in the Ruins and The Sandcastle Girls comes the story of a bachelor party gone horribly wrong two men lie dead in a suburban livHe shared with a dark haired girl in the guestroom But the dark haired girl Alexandra faces a much graver danger Stolen from her family as a teenager and locked away in hotel rooms and a closely guarded cottage Alexandra has been held captive by oligarchs for years But now in one breathless violent night she is free running to escape the police who will arrest her and the gangsters who will kill her in a heartbeat A captivating chilling story about shame scandal and the sex trade The Guest Room is a riveting novel from a great storytelle. I recommend you read this bookIt may not be entirely enjoyable In fact you might feel rather uncomfortable at times I certainly did But if you're uncomfortable that means Bohjalian's story is striking a nerveIn The Guest Room Chris Bohjalian tells the story of a bachelor party gone very very wrong might this book do for bachelor parties what the movie Fatal Attraction did for affairs It's a book about poor judgement bad decisions and worst case scenarios It's a book about facing up to the conseuences of one's actions a loss of innocence and acceptance But layered on top of Bohjalian's excellent writing and thriller like plot development The Guest Room is really a book about the horrors of sexual slaveryThrough the characters of Alexandra and Sonia Armenian girls kidnapped in their very early teens Bohjalian delivers a heart wrenching tale about the very dark side of human trafficking It's not easy to read and unfortunately it's all too realBohjalian also reuires the reader to think deeply about sexual politics What is acceptable male behavior Female behavior Tell me what is worse The man who sells a girl or the man who buys oneAnd even if they hadn't been abducted and coerced into the work the truth is no one becomes a prostitute because she wants to It's always the occupation of last resortFor those looking for information Bohjalian has resources on his website about human trafficking scroll to the bottom of the page And how sadly apropos that I finished this book just days before the latest scandal involving a sexual assault on campus where once again a perpetrator is given a wrist slap and can't see that he did anything wrong during his 20 minutes of action45 starsThank you to Netgalley and Doubleday for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review Note although I was given a galley I listened to the audio version of this book which was excellent

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From the bestselling author of A Light in the Ruins and The Sandcastle Girls comes the story of a bachelor party gone horribly wrong two men lie dead in a suburban living room two women are on the run from police and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams in this spellbinding tale of murder The Guest PDF and sex trafficking     When Richard Chapman offers to host his younger brother's bachelor party he expects a certain amount of debauchery He sends his wife Kristin and his young daughter off to his mother in law's for the weekend. My reviews can also be seen at StarsAfter seeing so many positive reviews of The Guest Room I just had to read it This is the first book I've read by Chris Bohjalian The book opens to Richard Chapman speaking about how he had presumed there would be a stripper or two at his younger brother Philip's bachelor party It bothered him a little bit that it was in his home but he didn't want to be a downer He tells us that when he thinks about strippers he prefers to think of girls may be earning some extra money for college etcHis wife Kristen agreed to let him host the party Of course she was not going to attend said party but instead was taking their younger daughter Kristen and her mother to a Broadway matinee After that they would be staying over at her mothers for the weekend not planning to return home until SundayWhen the girls arrive along with Russian bodyguards the men at the party are told that there should be no videos or pictures taken They indicate that if these rules are broken the cellphones as well as the offending fingers using the cellphone will be broken The men talk about how it will be a night to remember Oh it will definitely be memorable Possibly very minor spoilers How did it all go wrong Only the men at the party are able to give their version to police because the talent The talent was gone And the Russian bodyguards Well they were deadThis book was gripping to say the least Some parts were very upsetting and hard to read but I could see how they were important to the story Human trafficking is a very real issue and honestly some parts of the story made me so sad Some parts also made me so angry Angry that this is going on everywhere There is a chance that the little eye candy you had dancing around your living room were not prostitutes They were underage sex slaves Big differenceThere may be times where the story seems a bit farfetched However while some of it is definitely feasible it's almost like a true story movie Where dramatizations are added to the story to try and keep readers engaged In the end though it is a book of fiction so not everything will be probable or likely to happen that way in real life Thank goodness many of the books I've read wouldn't happen in real life Of course a reader wants to be entertained and so writing a story trying to make it exciting and entertaining without going too far overboard that people find it too unrealistic I would bet that it's often uite hard for writers to find that balance I thought that the story was well written I liked that there were multiple points of view and thought it added to the story I especially thought the daughter Melissa's point of view was interesting Her view of all that was happening her parents arguing wondering what kind of trouble her daddy was in and what she read on the internet was so confusing Alexandra's point of view was hardest to read but essential to the story I found it emotional and heartbreaking I also thought that the character development was great I hated Spencer and really disliked Philip Poor little Philip it was always someone else's faultI REALLY wanted to punch him in the face I was really invested in the story and the characters and had to see how it all ended The fact that some of what went on in the story really does happen is absolutely heartbreaking I think that the author told a really good story I will definitely be reading from Chris BohjalianThe Coalition to Abolish Slavery Trafficking CASTwwwcastlaorgGirls Education and Mentoring Services GEMSwwwgems girlsorg

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The Guest RoomAnd he opens his Westchester home to his brother's friends and their hired entertainment What he does not expect is this bacchanalian drunkenness a dangerously intimate moment in his guest bedroom and two naked women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night      In the aftermath Richard's life rapidly spirals into nightmare The police throw him out of his home now a crime scene his investment banking firm puts him on indefinite leave and his wife finds herself unable to forgive him for the moment. Chris Bohjalian hit the ball out of the field with this book It might even be my favorite book he's writtenand damn I love many of his booksInstantly the storytelling grabbed me I inhaled this novel I finished it a couple of weeks ago and have already discussed it so much I forgot that I hadn't written a review Distraction other books leaving town Brain atrophy Hawell anyway My brain must work well enoughbecause this novel is sticking with me like permanent glue OH and the cover of the physical book is gorgeous lovely to touch silky smooth I enjoyed reading the hard copy even though I whined about not being accepted for an early read when I've bought 'dozens' of Chris's books in the past brought guests to see him 3 different times who also bought his books I had been hoping for 1 freebie early read Oh well money spent I love my physical book All is well There is an 'added' heart connection about the character Alexandra Anahit the young Armenian girl in this story She came from the most authentic creation from Chrisone that really 'does' break my heart If you've read The Sandcastle Girls you not only know that it's an historical fiction story during a horrific time in history the Armenian genocide but you also learned about Chris's personal Armenian family history We understand with much compassion of why writing The Sandcastle Girls was important to him Everything about what happened to soooo many people from Armenia is just sad as can be The movie will be released this yearBack to The Guest Room and AlexandraI thought it was natural that Chris would have Alexandra be Armenian Immediately her heritage struck a cord with me I was back re visiting The Sandcastle Girlsbut there is an even deeper reason for the creation of this young girl bring Armenian Chris was in Armenia a few years prior to this book's release He spotted a young girl around the same age as his own daughter who he believed to be an escort That moment broke 'his' heart That's when I believe 'this' novel began the ongoing inner voice creating of storytelling Chris gets an A from me for the most engaging storytelling with this new novel Readers will have reactions we are suppose to It's a PERFECT book club pick Might help us sort out our frustrations with the disturbing reality of sex trafficking I did need to suspend belief somewhat anyway that a wife would agree to allow her husband to throw a Bachelor party with strippers at her house knowing what she knew about her brother in law No way would that happen in 'this' househowever I didn't really care I was inside 'that' house in those rooms with those characters I was in 'book reading gone gone haven land' Darts started flying for the Chapman family after one party spins way out of controland keeps spinning and spinning each character is fully developedenough for book groups to talk about for hours I wouldn't have wanted to miss reading this book for all the tea in China and I love Chinese tea