**Three Thai brides killed on their first wedding anniversary.
A fourth missing bride approaches one year of marriage.
One week to find her. **
Three Thai brides have turned up dead – exactly one year after their wedding day. All the brides met their husbands at the same place, a marriage agency that offers a catalogue of women for men to buy.
Documentary maker, Ruby Philips, is desperate to uncover the truth before another girl is killed. But with only days before the next bride reaches her one-year shelf life, can Ruby find her in time?
KEYWORDS: Sex trafficking fiction, Book club recommendations, Book club favourites, Thailand Thriller.
A note from the author:
I wrote 'I Take This Woman' whilst staying a brothel in Thailand, which was not half as unpleasant as you might think. The women there were family people, often had children with them and were kind and caring. It didn't feel dangerous or sleazy, but kind and nurturing for the many older men who visited.
However, the sex trade in Thailand hides desperation. Many girls come from complete poverty, supporting their whole families by sleeping with Western men. When asked about career choices, many Thai girls from the country side say, 'Marrying a western man'.
The sex trade is also linked with sex trafficking, and there are many girls who are literally slaves, living in windowless rooms and kept prisoner until they have outgrown their use.
This sex trafficking fiction is great for book clubs as there is lots of opportunity for discussion and moral debate.