There is much to recommend Voice of Conscience. Kaya has an easy writing style that quickly draws the reader into the rich world of Muslim culture. The first section of the book, before the murders, is replete with descriptive events of the villagers, including customs revolving around daily life, dealing with adversaries, as well as preparations for a wedding. The author carefully outlines the codes each member of a family must uphold through both good and bad times. More importantly, he never lectures his readers, nor chooses sides, but instead gently outlines the cultural clashes between the Muslim and Western worlds as Ramzi and Megan fall in love and marry.
The truly striking aspect of Voice of Conscience is how a horrible event (the murder of his family) and the desire for revenge gradually destroy Ramzi’s life. The last 50 pages will have the reader clutching the book and urging the lead character to consider the ramifications of his actions. This is not a book you will want to put down as you close in on the last few chapters.
Quill says: Voice of Conscience is a riveting tale of life, love, and revenge.