Op-Dec: Operation Deceit by K. Williams
2nd Edition, Booktrope Publishing
I am an avid reader. If a book doesn’t grab me in the first few pages, I will drop it in place of something that will. The author, K. Williams, not only grabbed my attention, but she had me hooked. I wanted to know more about the story, the characters, but also the time period where her historical details were illuminating.
I knew very little about Boston’s social season in 1933, no less the intrigue that surfaced with those in our country’s midst willing to commit terrible acts of treason during WWII. This author’s ability to make this historical fiction feel like a true historical account was uncanny, and I often had to remind myself, it was indeed fiction that I was reading.
This was not just a spy-thriller, but so much more. As more of a murder mystery fan, I found the intrigue and suspense, coupled with the action and descriptions of this book absorbing. The more I read, the more I wanted to read, and as I read, I could visualize the characters. I felt their fear, their tenacity, and their helplessness. I often wondered to myself, if placed in that same situation, playing the part of Claire, how would I have faired? Or perhaps the feisty Aunt, who mother-bear instincts never faltered, or even Carsten, who had to play his many parts, even if by doing so it meant his own demise. I never, however, placed myself in the part of the despicable Mr. Healey, who became easier and easier to despise and wish ill upon.
This story also brought to light how depressingly vulnerable women/females were and continue to be by war and the male population. The brutality to women during WWII, Claire’s mother being whisked away and confined by a controlling and deviant husband, women used during war as conquests, only to be disregarded or killed… this story had it all and it told these accounts with clarity and candor.
Author Sahar Abdulaziz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology before going on to earn her master’s degree in health and wellness promotion and administration. She holds a Certification as a Domestic Violence Counselor/ Advocate as well as in community health. She uses her writing platform and voice to advocate for the underrepresented, the disenfranchised and/or maligned.
Author of The Broken Half and As One Door Closes, Abdulaziz again demonstrates that those who have suffered abuse are not victims, but survivors.
Abdulaziz has also authored the book: But You LOOK Just Fine: a user-friendly guide of innovative information and genuine compassion to men and women living with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, eating disorder, and many other mood disorders. The book provides an in-depth discussion of each and explores vital topics including mood disorders and: disclosure; dating; looking one way while feeling another; impact on family; intimacy; employment and career; treatment options; spirituality; children and seniors; the connection between chronic pain and depression; thriving; despite a mood disorder the “worry window”; how to help someone with a mood disorder; the military; and mind-body medicine.