The Governor's Daughter: The Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia



IMG_4508Anjali Chinak, a strong-minded daughter of a Khmer detective, is shocked by the horrible attack on her Eurasian friend, Esmè Laurent, who happens to be the governor's daughter of Siem Reap, Cambodge. When the man Anjali is secretly in love with is charged with the brutal crime, she has only days to find the real perpetrator before he is put to death. Could it be the same man who has wreaked havoc in other Southeast Asian countries? Anjali is certain that the killer is a member of the royal family, but investigating them could put her own life at risk. As Anjali finds herself getting closer to the truth, she learns that the world is uglier than she could have ever imagined. The Governor's Daughter is the first book in the Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia series by new author Sambath Meas. Visit her website to learn more about her. [embed][/embed]

This book treats an extremely pressing issue of the world with utmost sensitivity. The story has been built such that it keeps the interest of the reader intact till the end, all the while exposing to the reader the cruel realities that plague modern society and how manipulators have mastered the art of misleading, using and abusing their target prey. The Governor's Daughter is a highly recommended read for people who like fictional treatment of real time issues.--Serious Reading Magazine The lessons presented in this book are timeless and extend beyond all cultural and geographical boundaries. Pre-determined hatred and judgment based on arbitrary factors such as race, social status, and economic class were daily themes in the lives of the Khmer people, and I strongly appreciated the way that such themes were presented in this text: believable, unbiased, and straight-forward. Some people might be turned off by such themes and view them as racist (I won't go into the specific details of why I claim this, so you'll just have to trust me), but I find it to be quite the opposite. I would love to see more representation of different races and cultures in modern literature, and The Governor's Daughter is the perfect start. We totally need more books like this in the world.--Online Book Club

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