The Dohmestics by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this one (there were a few typos but nothing too bad). I was on the edge of my seat over Maria & she is easily my favorite character. Edna, Amira & Noof were well done too & Mohammed was the most seen husband. I wanted to feel more outrage at John but I never had much of a sense of him though his actions played heavily into the story. I don't want to give anything away but I will say this was a very engaging look at the employers & domestics in this little compound. I felt for the domestics & I think it's no mistake that the mere mention of handing over one's passport to an agency or employer, just raises panic in me. I felt that these women were practically indentured servants & it was clear from Maria to Lillie that their fates were much determined by the morality & conscience of their employers & the agency for which they worked. I look forward to reading more from the author.
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