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Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite
It’s a real joy to pick up a book like The Foundation by Roberta Carr and be treated to characters who are so realistic it’s easy to picture them and relate to their innermost thoughts, both good and bad. Those are the characters you will watch sometimes interacting, other times acting alone, like Tara, the protagonist, a do-good lawyer who really does give a darn about others and Alexander, a wealthy businessman who makes a fortune from his collection of female prostitutes with little regard for the humans whose lives he controls. As far as he’s concerned, why should he care? No-one cared about him when he was a youngster!
When Tara, who heads up a law firm, receives a generous monetary donation to create a non-profit foundation to help those who can’t afford expensive lawyers, a terrified 14-year-old Ashlee, found near death in an alley, becomes her first client. But Ashlee’s not talking. Tara becomes obsessed with finding out who’s behind what happened to Ashlee. Tara manages to break through Ashlee’s silence and what she discovers about Alexander and his operation is sickening, but it also puts both Tara and Ashlee in further danger: Alexander has the means and the people to silence them both.
Don’t be surprised if you find your heart pounding a little harder with each page you turn: The Foundation has a solid, well-paced plot that is superbly developed and completed by Roberta Carr. There’s plenty of twisting, turning action, fast-moving and revealing dialogue, just enough description, and some volatile but palpable emotions shared by the key characters. It also gives some serious insight into how youngsters are hunted, then attracted to and groomed by traffickers. It’s a world no parent would want their child to inhabit. The Foundation is a great read and highly recommended. Enjoy!