The Torturer’s Daughter

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torturers_daughter The Torturer’s Daughter The dystopian society is startling and frightening in its simplicity. Internal Defense rules with an iron fist to ensure no “dissidents” have an impact on the complicity of citizens. However, human nature, being what it is, has other plans. The commonly held belief is that dissidents were guilty if picked up by Internal … after all they wouldn’t be arrested if they weren’t, right? After stumbling across some information that causes her to think that not everything she had been taught about Internal, and dissidents, was true, the protagonist, Becca, questions herself, and the actions and beliefs of her own mother, Raleigh Dalcourt, the regime’s most infamous Processor. Does the simple act of questioning make her a dissident too? Author Zoe Cannon has written a well-developed narrative on the human condition—in particular, the way we will justify anything, especially if fear is involved. We are privy to Becca’s innermost thoughts as the story unfolds and her character is developed. The story arc contains some interesting plot twists that engage the reader’s imagination. Cannon’s use of excellent literary tools to evoke the reader’s emotions and grab attention is both inspired and effective. The account of Becca’s challenge is emotionally compelling—enveloping the reader in intrigue. Written with the Young Adult in mind, The Torturer’s Daughter is excellent YA fare. This review is written as part of a Blog Tour.  More information on the author and her book below.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Author Bio: Zoe Cannon writes about the things that fascinate her: outsiders, societies no sane person would want to live in, questions with no easy answers, and the inner workings of the mind. If she couldn’t be a writer, she would probably be a psychologist, a penniless philosopher, or a hermit in a cave somewhere. While she’ll read anything that isn’t nailed down, she considers herself a YA reader and writer at heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a giant teddy bear of a dog, and spends entirely too much time on the internet. Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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