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The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon


Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance. The Confusion of Languages plunges readers into a shattering collision between two women and two worlds.


Why I Loved It: This book is mystery, realism, aching beauty, and amazing writing in one package. It completely transported me. It's a glimpse into a world very few people see.


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