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An aspiring TV journalist faces a shattering moral dilemma and the prospect of losing her career and her life, when she joins an impetuous photographer in the Middle East. A shocking, searingly authentic thriller by award-winning ex-CNN news executive Sarah Sultoon.

A powerhouse writer' Jo Spain

Samira is an up-and-coming TV journalist, working the nightshift at a major news channel and yearning for greater things. So when she's offered a trip to the Middle East, with Kris, the station's brilliant but impetuous star photographer, she leaps at the chance

In the field together, Sami and Kris feel invincible, shining a light into the darkest of corners ... except the newsroom, and the rest of the world, doesn't seem to care as much as they do. Until Kris takes the photograph.

With a single image of young Sudanese mother, injured in a raid on her camp, Sami and the genocide in Darfur are catapulted into the limelight. But everything is not as it seems, and the shots taken by Kris reveal something deeper and much darker ... something that puts not only their careers but their lives in mortal danger.

Sarah Sultoon brings all her experience as a CNN news executive to bear on this shocking, searingly authentic thriller, which asks immense questions about the world we live in. You'll never look at a news report in the same way again...

Praise for The Source:

A brave and thought-provoking debut novel. Sarah Sultoon tackles a challenging and disturbing subject without sensation, and her sensitive handling, tight plotting and authentic storytelling make for a compelling read' Adam Hamdy

Delving into corruption, abuse of power and the resilience of the human spirit, The Source is a taut and thought-provoking book that's all the more unnerving for how much it echoes the headlines in real life' CultureFly

Carly and Marie's stories are about to collide, the secrets of the past are devastating, the investigation in the present urgent. This is a tense thriller, a remarkable debut, heartbreaking, but ultimately this is a story of resilience and survival' New Books Magazine

A powerful, compelling read that doesn't shy away from some upsetting truths ... written with such energy' Fanny Blake

Tautly written and compelling, not afraid to shine a spotlight on the darker forces at work in society' Rupert Wallis

So authentic and exhilarating ... breathtaking pace and relentless ingenuity' Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

A powerful, intense whammy of a debut that is both uncomfortable and exhilarating to read ... Thought-provoking, tense, and expressive, The Source is an utterly compelling debut' LoveReading

A gripping, dark thriller' Geoff Hill, ITV

A cleverly constructed story that offers an authentic view behind the scenes in a British newsroom ... an original and wholly engaging debut. Definitely a name to watch' Crime Fiction Lover

My heart was racing ... fiction to thrill even the most hard-core adrenaline junkies' Diana Magnay, Sky News

Unflinching and sharply observed. A hard-hitting, deftly woven debut' Ruth Field

With this gripping, fast-paced debut thriller, it's easy to see what made Sultoon such a great journalist’ Clarissa Ward, CNN 

‘A hard-hitting, myth-busting rollercoaster of a debut’ Eve Smith

‘I could picture and feel each scene, all the fear, tension and hope’ Katie Allen

Genre: Thriller

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"A powerful, compelling read that doesn't shy away from some upsetting truths...Written with such energy." - Fanny Blake

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