419 by Will Ferguson

419 by Will Ferguson.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads: “A car tumbles down a snowy ravine. Accident or suicide? On the other side of the world, a young woman walks out of a sandstorm in sub-Saharan Africa. In the labyrinth of the Niger Delta, a young boy learns to survive by navigating through the gas flares and oil spills of a ruined landscape. In the seething heat of Lagos City, a criminal cartel scours the internet looking for victims. Lives intersect, worlds collide, a family falls apart. And it all begins with a single email: “Dear Sir, I am the son of an exiled Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help …”419 takes readers behind the scene of the world’s most insidious internet scam. When Laura’s father gets caught up in one such swindle and pays with his life, she is forced to leave the comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her father’s killer. What she finds there will change her life forever…”

This was an okay read for me; I didn’t find it to be the most engrossing read, but it was a book club selection for the group that I’m a part of. Halfway through I wondered where it was going to end up and when and how the story would connect to the rest of the story thus far. I was pleased with the ending of the book. I probably wouldn’t read this book again, though…it just didn’t impress me as a whole.

Will Ferguson is a Canadian author and part of the book takes place in Calgary.

*My progress for this Challenge is 6/13!!!


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