Gazelle in the Shadows by Michelle Peach

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It’s been a long time since I’ve finished a book in ONE day, let alone a 300+ page book! I was so enthralled with Elizabeth, Hussein, Fatima and Matthew that I couldn’t put the book down. I too felt like a Gazelle in the Shadows, with Elizabeth, I was so trusting with characters I shouldn’t have been and kept looking for the “villains” when the villains had already been presented! I am always excited to read any book about Islam or the Middle East, I minored in Anthropology in college and aways enjoyed the ethnographies set in the Middle East. ***possible spoilers below***

Some questions I asked myself while reading were

  1. Who are the women Elizabeth ends up staying with and what do they do for work?
  2. Why did Elizabeth have to leave the elderly couple?
  3. Why was Elizabeth so trusting and what happened with Naguib? I will say is this is a MUST read book. In fact, I’m handing the book over to my mom as I type this review!
  4. If I were in a similar situation would I have done anything differently? I think perhaps, what makes this novel so engulfing was that anyone could be Elizabeth if put in the same situation.


Check out my review on Goodreads HERE. 

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