Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hour’s pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance.
With achingly honest prose and riveting characters, The Confusion of Languages plunges readers into a shattering collision between two women and two worlds, affirming Siobhan Fallon as a powerful voice in American fiction and a storyteller not to be missed.
So the past few days I went on a surprising journey to the Middle East, over the period of an Arab Spring. With the book The Confusion Of Languages, I don’t think I have ever read about Jordan so everything was new to me. First, of I should say how easy of a read this is, it is not packed with ever long descriptions or filled with unknown or difficult languages. Because the story is based on two American families living in the U.S Embassy in Jordan. It’s there story we hear.
I enjoyed both of the main characters, Cassie and Margaret. We hear things from both of their points of view. Which made it very interesting. I didn’t have a side. I couldn’t possibly pick. You will see what I mean when you read it.
It was rather intriguing to learn about the different culture differences. What you should and should not wear, say and even where to look. This is not a story of war either, of course, it’s there in the background. But at the story’s core is the women and their lives.
With a surprising twist at the end, the book kept me engrossed and entertained from start to finish.
I read the book on kindle, but I googled the cover and it’s beautiful. It stands out and it’s very pretty. The title fits perfectly with the story.
The book is released on Amazon on the 27th of June. You can preorder your copy here: Amazon UK
Thank you to @SiobhanMFallon @PutnamBooks @NetGalley for my advanced copy to review.
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