Home Fire

51GDZtDo1dL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_My first book of 2018, Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie was OK, but not fantastic. The story is of an immigrant family. Isma has finally moved to America to pursue her degree after raising her younger siblings, Aneeka and Parvaiz, since their parents’ deaths. But, she continues to worry about the twins, with good reason. Parvaiz has followed in his late father’s footsteps as a jihadist. Aneeka is in a relationship with Eamonn, the son of a political figure who has a history with their father. Everything gets tangled with devastating consequences. The last 50 pages were amazing and made the book worth reading, but the first 200+ were a bit too slow for me. Overall, I think this one is worth adding to your TBR pile, but it wasn’t a favorite of mine. Only upward this year…
three-and-a-half-stars

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