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In the click of a shutter, #Resistance becomes more than just a hashtag.

Pass the bar exam. Convince someone—anyone—in the Egyptian government to admit they’ve imprisoned your husband. Don’t lose your mind. For fledgling human rights attorney Leah Cahill, the past six months have been a trial by fire, ever since Matty, a respected but troubled war photojournalist, disappear
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Paperback, 1, 353 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Cranesbill Press
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Chris Richards
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very compelling read, consistent with current events. Fast paced and well balanced between political and personal stories. Excellent use of time jumps to fill in the plot puzzle pieces. Beautifully designed cover.
Cheryl
May 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall, I did like this book. I liked it enough to read another one by this author. What I was a bit disappointed with is that the beginning started out strong but it did not stay that way through most of the rest of the story.

Matty's voice was strong and resonated with me more than Leah's. While, I did appreciate Leah not letting the disappearance of Matty go unsolved; I found her to still hold back some and therefore her voice was more timid than Matty's. Yet, what I really liked was Matty's
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Margaret Tidwell
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

At Shutter Speed by Rebecca Burrell was an interesting book.  I was left wondering how often stuff like this really happens because I have no doubt that our government does do stuff like this but that isn’t what this review is on.  This is the first book I have read by this author and I
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Debbie
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed At Shutter Speed. It is a story of war, politics, ethics, and freedom of the press. It really made me think about the refugee crisis and our government response or lack of response. Also how truly dangerous being a reporter is during these conflicts. Made it more real because it was framed in a story. Our world should be less dangerous now, but it isn't. Our world is becoming increasingly more adversarial and it should not be. Thought-provoking. ...more
Polly Krize
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Leah Cahill, civil rights attorney, is searching for her husband, Matty, a journalist who had been investigating the refugee crisis in Syria. Uncovering many truths about both herself and her husband, Leah must use all of her intuitive and investigative skills to get to her husband.
Peggy
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pretty good read. Easily able to pull you in. Loved the pace of this book. Easy to follow and doesn't jump around. Looking forward to reading more from this author! ...more
Rebecca Burrell
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Debi Samuels
3.5 to be fair. This was not nearly as gritty as I wanted it to be. It read a bit like an NCIS episode and I realize it's quite a difficult subject but I didn't feel drawn in. I felt like I was watching it rather than actually in the action which to me means the book wasn't immersive enough. I definitely didn't see most of the plot coming but it felt muddled at the end and got very difficult to follow who was on what side and which. I loved the ending. It was heartfelt, real, and realistic in th ...more
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