Discussion Questions and Topics

About the Story

  

1. Within a short period of time both Nina’s husband and father die. How does this sometimes make a woman stronger? Other times weaker? 

2. How did Nina change as the story progressed?

3. At any point during the story did you think the relationship between Nina and Grady Prescott, lead investigator with the executive kidnapping insurance company, would turn romantic? If so, what was the key element that kept it from happening? Could it happen in their futures?

4. Was there any hope for a rekindling of her romance with Louis McGraw, senior partner at the architectural firm? 

5. What is the significance of the locations used in this novel. 

6. What is the significance of the name of the private gambling club, Belaruse? (Hint: Drop the “e”, add human trafficking to the topic for your online search.)

7. Compare the conditions in which Darby was forced to live in the cinderblock cell and Sugar House. What effect would these different conditions have on the human spirit.

8. In the beginning, was Nina too patient, too dependent upon the authorities? Was there something she could have done but didn’t?

9. Do you know a real-life woman who has done what Nina did to rescue her only child?

10. Do you know of news reports in which political or influential people engaged in any of the illegal activities portrayed in Story of a Stolen Girl? 

About the Crime

  

1. If 80% of the 800,000 victims of human trafficking are children and women, what does that say about society?

2. When the crime of human trafficking is discussed, why do you think that it is very seldom referred to as a type of slavery?

3. Historians have found no time in history when there has been no slavery. How does that bode for the future?

4. It is not uncommon to hear the belief that women enter the sex trade because they want to. After reading Story of a Stolen Girl, how would you respond to this?

5. Identify products that consumers no longer are willing to purchase. What has happened to these products? How does this concept apply to human trafficking?

6. What services are available in your community to assist women in peril?

Reviews

  

Anticipated thriller that bursts myths surrounding human trafficking. Life and death action, international intrigue, and an ordinary mom who takes the action we all wish we would if our child were in peril make this novel a must read. -- R.W. Richard, Award Winning Author of AUTUMN BREEZE and A MORE PERFECT UNION


A timely story. We feel a mother’s anguish and her determination to save her daughter, no matter the risk. This suspenseful novel shines a light on human trafficking, a cruel and underreported crime that devastates the lives of its victims. -- Ann Robson, Award Winning Author of MARULA RIDGE

  

Promote current deals

Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

Share the big news

Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.

Display their FAQs

Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

Site Content

Detail your services

If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

Announce coming events

Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.

Display real testimonials

Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.

Promote current deals

Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

Share the big news

Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.

Display their FAQs

Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.