I started authoring this book 10 years ago in my first language, Amharic. After I wrote 120 pages, I decided not to write it. Then I deleted. However I started writing again 8 years ago, still in Amharic, for about 80 pages, but again I couldn’t do it so I deleted. Then I promised myself not to think about authoring this story.
So, after I turned from my vacation, I started authoring this book the next day. I even started writing in English language. The journey it was difficult especially with the language because English is my second language. But with a help of a lot of wonderful people, I did it.
With little information from her transporters, Sarah travels the perilous off-road paths toward Sudan in the care of suspicious and increasingly cruel men. As they travel, a menagerie of interesting characters enters and exits Sarah’s life. The desperate circumstances bring out the worst in some, and the incredibly good in others. A bond forms between a group of travelers, offering Sarah some semblance of safety – and family – amidst the treacherous conditions.
Arriving in Sudan, Sarah finds work and saves money for what she thought would be the most dangerous leg of the journey - the long trek through the Sahara Desert and into Libya. The passage becomes a nightmare, as Sarah and her new friends fall into one devastating turmoil after another with unbelievable outcomes. Abandoned by smugglers in the vast barrenness of Al Kufrah, the friends escape and hire a local Libyan smuggler to get them to Tripoli. Instead, he takes them to the middle of the desert, and into more danger than they could have ever imagined.
Will Sarah reach her dreams? Will she let her circumstances destroy her? Find out in this thriller novel, based on a true story.