Anjali Chinak, a strong-minded daughter of a Khmer detective, is shocked by the horrible attack on her Eurasian friend, Esmè Laurent, who happens to be the governor’s daughter of Siem Reap, Cambodge. When the man Anjali is secretly in love with is charged with the brutal crime, she has only days to find the real perpetrator before he is put to death. Could it be the same man who has wreaked havoc in other Southeast Asian countries? Anjali is certain that the killer is a member of the royal family, but investigating them could put her own life at risk. As Anjali finds herself getting closer to the truth, she learns that the world is uglier than she could have ever imagined.
The Governor’s Daughter is a thrilling, sensational historical fiction/mystery novel that captivated me within a few chapters. The story written by Sambath Meas (an incredibly talented author) is dramatic and unlike anything I have read before thanks to its unique themes and original storyline. The Governor’s Daughter is already a book I would have to recommend to you lovely readers, especially if you, like me adore historical fiction and strong female protagonists… besides, this book is set in the golden era of the 1920’s; what is there not to love?
The Governor’s Daughter follows the beautiful and strong-willed Anjali Chinak, the daughter of a prestigious detective who is notorious in the local town, as she discovers that her friend Esme Laurent has been attacked in the most brutal of ways. Soon the police have a suspect but sadly for Anjali, it is her secret love, and so she must embark on an adventure to catch who committed this horrible and gruesome crime before her love is killed for the crime. What ensues is a gripping, thrilling tale that will have its readers shocked with each twist and turn.
The story of The Governor’s Daughter is one that captivated me early on, I have already expressed this in my review but want to expand on this feeling and thought of mine. The Governor’s Daughter was so captivating to me because I believed in the authors exceptional writing and loved the general premise of the story… I only had to read the description of this book to know that I would love it! The story is one that explores many themes, some of which are heartbreaking, such as the theme of violence, however mostly this book is gripping as it follows a strong-willed young woman on a journey to discover whether the man she loves is the killer. I love the premise of this and have never before read a novel that features this theme, I am sure some do exist but none as good as this one.
Sambath Meas is the author of this brilliant, gripping book and I have to applaud as well as thank her for writing such a moving book which takes the reader on a phenomenal journey. The beautiful prose of Meas is simply incredible and reads flawlessly throughout. As I read this book I felt compelled to read continuously and this is thanks to the many twists and turns and shocking moments that Meas managed to weave perfectly into her story.
As The Governor’s Daughter is a compelling piece of fiction that will have the ability to hook readers from beginning to end, I have no choice but to award this stunning piece of fiction a dazzling Five Stars!
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