I’m delighted to be on the blog tour today for Nowhere Girls by Teuta Metra, an intriguing story of friendship, troubles and lies.
Friends Alba and Sara could not be more different. While Alba is forcing her way into the upper echelons of Albanian’s richest and most powerful, Sara is working more than one job as a struggling journalist. Both desperate to escape their corrupt country, they’re quickly dragged into a sordid world of politics and lies.
When tragedy strikes their friend Ina, the two women must come together to save her little boy. Can they put away their troubles and secure a better future for the child? Or will their past catch up with them?
NOWHERE GIRLS is a thrilling tale of love, lies and the lengths a woman will go to for freedom.
Where to buy: Amazon UK
This is a really intriguing story based around three Albanian friends Sara, Alba and Ina and their respective lives. Their lives are all so different….Sara and Ina struggle through life with untold challenges, whilst Alba works her way up to the high society of Albania through politics, corruption and lies.
Although they were all friends when they were younger, their lives take them in different directions but they all still end up linked and in contact one way or the other. They each battle for freedom, despite their problems being so different but will they get it?
The characters are well written and you find yourself hoping that they will achieve their goals and get what they deserve (Alba may be the exception to this rule but I’ll let you make your own decisions on her!). There are tough times experienced throughout this, with Sara trying to do the best for her and her family, Ina struggling on in a life that is tougher than we can imagine and Alba seemingly able to get everything she wants! There were moments that I felt happy and grateful for the characters, and others where I was angry, frustrated, afraid and sad.
This book definitely gives you all the feels and keeps you immersed, wanting to get to the end to find out where these friends end up.All I will say is…..be prepared for a full rollercoaster of emotions!
about the author….
Now a fiction writer, Teuta Metra’s experience as an Albanian journalist has made her an expert on the struggles of women from her country. Author, journalist and teacher, Teuta now lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two sons.
I’m only day 2 of the tour so keep an eye out and check the reviews of the other fantastic bloggers on this tour too!
Thank you to Anne at Random Things Through My Letterbox and to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All views are my own. I am not affiliated with any links in this post.
Have a lovely weekend all!