BLACKTHORN BOOK TOURS: SOMETHING FOR BEBE #20


 During Maddy Holt’s senior year in high school she interns for veteran journalist, Elliot Kruger. They quickly forge a close bond; however, after the death of his wife Bebe, Elliot abruptly disappears. Distraught and searching for answers, Maddy stumbles upon clippings detailing Elliot’s years as a wartime correspondent, threatening notes he’s penned, and a cryptic list of names; the first of which died mysteriously day’s earlier. Convinced he’s embarked on a killing spree, ever obstinate Maddy jets off to Italy. Arriving in Trieste she is met by Grant Stanhope (a family friend), but not in time to prevent another murder. Using Elliot’s notes as a guide, Maddy and Grant race across the former Yugoslavia to Belgrade. But powerful unknown forces are at play and they are forced to flee in the dead of night. Frightened, and not knowing where to turn, they head to the only place they can hope to find answers; a bucolic Bosnian village; Bebe’s hometown. There, they discover the shocking secrets behind the men Elliot is pursuing. The assumed identity of the final man on his list. And in a deadly race against time to stop history repeating.

 

 

The starting of this story with a very mysterious notecard that being left by Elliot Kruger to all his enemies. The background of a scene in this story is back and forth about the war that happens in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the current time. I was shocked when the author sometimes describing the methods of torture that they used during the war including rape, torture and abuse. It also involves discrimination against Muslim people there. Muslim people are not allowed to go to school just because they're Muslim, and many of them being forced by the citizen to move out from their house and a lot of vandalism happens during that time. of   I'm battling with myself either to continue to read this book or just give up because I can't stand reading the truth about how they been treated during the wartime but in the end, I glad I finished it.

Something for Bebe is a thrilling and complicated story of a revenged for a wife named Berina (Bebe) by the main character which is Elliot Kruger. Elliot is dying and he has been planning to kill all the men who ruined his life before he can go in peace. He started with writing a note to all his enemies and also sending a clue to his protegee, Mandy about what he gonna do. The cruelty of the army during that period of time and knowing that we don't have the power to help or to stop them from their action really breaking my heart. Well at some point I would agree with Elliot which take revenge on his own, at least something to do other than accepting the fact the bad people living their life as usual as nothing would impact them from the past.

This book involves a lot of graphical descriptions of situation that makes me take a time to breathe. I would say I'm offended with the words and the way they treated us as Muslim in this story but if the author didn't put the real situation in this book how would we know to feel the pain that they have to go through that time. Bosniak woman who was forced to watch as her neighbours were exiled, family members are killed or separated from her, she also being tortured and raped while being imprisoned and her child being forced to watch it otherwise they will beat the son until death. The cruelties have to be stopped. Unfortunately, the predators evils are gone without being punished. Where is the justice that we're looking for?  
 

Something for Bebe is a heartbreaking, thrilling adult book that teaches us about justice and hopes. Overall i give ⭐⭐⭐over⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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