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Jo Chumas

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Publishers Weekly on The Hidden

This sophisticated, first-rate mystery novel/political thriller takes place in Cairo, Egypt. It alternates points of view and shifts time frames to create an outstanding narrative with nail-biting suspense. Yet, it is much more than a clear-cut thriller.

It offers a penetrating account of Egyptian culture, the role of women in society, and the profundity of love. The story begins in 1940. Haran Issawi, chief advisor to King Faruk, discusses with his top security men newly discovered intelligence of an assassination plot against him to be carried out by the Group of the X, a proletarian nationalist organization that seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government.

Meanwhile, Aimee Ibrahim, the young and alluring wid

It's been a while. I'm sorry. A back injury has stopped me from spending much time on a computer. I've been recovering but it's been a very, very slow thing.

In those many months of illness, I got to do some serious thinking. The back, in my opinion, is your 'soul'. An injured back is a sign of something being very wrong in your life; issues you are not facing, people you're not confronting, fe... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.26 · 254 ratings · 45 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hidden
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After Rafaela
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After Rafaela (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Four friends, an 18th century Italian villa and one tragic night in the summer of 1990....... Rafaela, India, Leni and Becca are the closest of friends. They share everything, or so they think. But a coming-of-age trip to Italy ends in tragedy when Rafaela drowns in Lake Como. The fall-out turns out to be worse than they could ever have imagined. Four friends become three strangers as they each come to terms with the part they played in Rafaela's death. Twenty-two years later and 40-year-old India, Leni and Rebecca’s lives are falling apart. On the anniversary of Rafaela’s death, they return to the Villa San Antonio on Lake Como to confront their old demons and find out what really happened that tragic night in August 1990. What they discover about Rafaela's life and her death changes everything. None of them will ever be the same again.
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Rajeev Rana Hi Jo

Thanks for connecting. you reviewed some interesting books, I hope to work my way through some of them and let you have some feed back and comments


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