In a world far from what we are accustomed, young girls are abducted and sold as sex slaves. These girls are purchased and expedited like cattle; their bodies subjected to torture, rape, and abuse. This horrifying practice is the backdrop for Chris Bohjalian’s novel The Guest Room. Like most of Bohjalian’s fiction, this book uses a real life issue as the springboard to create a compelling story with equally compelling characters. The Guest Room is a suspenseful read which gathers momentum as it progresses, masterfully told in a very readable style.