It’s my turn on the Blogtour The Journey Home by Conrad Jones.
About the Author
Conrad Jones spent 12 years working for the biggest quick service restaurant brand in the world.
On March 20th 1993 the IRA terrorist organization bombed the shopping center outside the restaurant he was managing that day. The experience fueled an interest in the root causes of extremist terrorists and the reasoning why its perpetrators feel justified in taking innocent lives. That incident sparked the story of ‘Soft Target’. Follow @ConradJones on Twitter, Visit conradjones.org
About the book
The saga continues with Kalu in grave danger in London, while his son Beb flies into rebel-controlled Chad with his wife and baby. They’re trying to cross the border into Nigeria to find his long-lost sisters in Monguno. This story will drag you along at 100mph as each perilous journey unfolds and the horror of each situation is exposed. Is this family cursed or can they find each other and a peaceful existence?
This is the third part of a family saga, which can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the previous books to experience the entirety of their story. Given how the family is ripped apart and the danger they face, especially the women and girls of the family, it will give the reader a wider context.
Although it’s important to remember that fiction can be used to bring important points home with more intensity – it’s far more important to acknowledge the reality of what is described and experienced in the story when it comes to Boko.
Under the guise of misrepresented religion, fanatics or rather criminals use their interpretation of religion to justify the heinous crimes they commit. The crimes against women and children are especially horrifying, and perhaps more so because they have been committing them for many years without any agency being able to ring a stop to their reign of terror. The statistics in regards to the kidnapping, rape, forced marriages and forced births of girls and women are just a drop in the barrel in regards to the reality of the numbers. That includes the innocent victims they have murdered during their crime waves.
This is the end of journey, a homecoming for the family. A reintroduction to the children they once were and the adults they now are – adults laden with trauma and hesitant to trust their surroundings and the people around them.
It’s a story that moves within a world of urban crime, politixal minefields and the exploitative nature of global crime against women and children.
Buy The Journey Home at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : Red Dragon Publishing LTD, pub date 2 Mar. 2023. Buy at Amazon com.