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Jo Chumas

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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
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Jo Chumas I'm working on a murder-mystery version of After Rafaela called The Lake. I have wanted to do another version of one of my novels for ages. After…moreI'm working on a murder-mystery version of After Rafaela called The Lake. I have wanted to do another version of one of my novels for ages. After Rafaela is a good fit for this. The Lake takes the characters in After Rafaela and turns them into pure evil. I've added a male narrator into the story called Ellis Yannick. I wanted to use the characters from After Rafaela to really drill down and examine what makes people evil. There's evil in all of us as well as good. It's fascinating to research.(less)
Jo Chumas The idea for The Unforgiven came from a feeling; that my story in The Hidden wasn't finished and more needed to be said. I am deeply fascinated by…moreThe idea for The Unforgiven came from a feeling; that my story in The Hidden wasn't finished and more needed to be said. I am deeply fascinated by family lines and generational traits. I wanted Aimee Ibrahim - my protagonist in The Hidden to have a daughter who carried on the legacy of Aimee's mother Hezba, the Egyptian Sultan's daughter. Thinking deeply about Aimee's daughter made me realise that she needed her own very powerful story, and so The Unforgiven was born.

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The Hidden (The Hidden #1)

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PictureTwo defining moments shaped my life in those early years. The first was my deeply intense relationship with my teenage best friend, who I will call D, out of respect for her privacy. D and I were inseparable. When our worlds were changing and we were changing with them, D and I found solace in each other. Together we felt we could take on the world. She was, in essence, my first love - a love t... Read more of this blog post »
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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

Raj


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