Caribbean Tears

A Psychological Thriller

Fiction - Thriller - General
360 Pages
Reviewed on 01/15/2020
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Author Biography

Emiliya Ahmadova was born in the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Emiliya is a loving, and spiritual person, devoted to the well-being of other people. She developed a passion for reading, literature, poetry, and foreign languages.
Emiliya has diplomas in business management, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in human resources management. She also has International diplomas in the advanced study of the theory and practice of management, administration and business management, communications, hotel operations management, office management and administration, and Professional English from the Cambridge International College, in addition to a certificate in novel-writing.
Emiliya likes being around people, adores travel, enjoys playing soccer, and relishes helping other people. She has written A Hell For All Seasons (mystery) and My Twin Sister and Me (children’s book).
During her lifetime, she has encountered a variety of female friends who have been physically and verbally abused as children or adults. Some of them had been neglected, had childhood traumas, or ended up in relationships with abusive, controlling men. Knowing that these people were unconsciously crying for help but that no one was there to help them or hear their voices, she felt and understood their pain and witnessed their hopelessness, frustration, fears, disappointment, and isolation.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Caribbean Tears: A Psychological Thriller by Emiliya Ahmadova is a fascinating thriller that explores mature themes and the struggle for freedom of a strong female protagonist. Thirty-five-year-old Sheila has a perfect life in Trinidad, devoted to raising her children, until her policeman husband has the brother of a local gang leader locked up. She becomes the unlucky target in a war against her family, kidnapped and shipped to Venezuela where she is sold into prostitution. Sheila discovers the horrors of a degrading business as the husband of Bernadette, the woman who owns her, makes her life a living hell. Meanwhile, back in Trinidad, a burned body has been identified as hers so her husband is moving on and developing a new relationship with someone else. Is there any hope of escape for Sheila and a possible reunion with her family?

Caribbean Tears by Emiliya Ahmadova reflects the reality of human trafficking and the author does a wonderful job in exploring the pain of the protagonist. The story has surprising twists and the rawness in the way some of the scenes are described reflects the grim nature of the theme: prostitution and slavery. I wanted to see what becomes of Sheila as she continues to live each day with the hope of escaping. Her relationship with the other women in the brothel is one that inspires them and brings hope. Caribbean Tears is intelligently plotted and deftly written, a fast-paced, entertaining thriller with a strong message about the power of resilience and hope.