The Exodus Road coalition was born from the personal journey of Matt and Laura Parker, and this is their story from the front lines. The Exodus Road: A Wife’s Journey Into Sex Trafficking and Rescue is a gripping, honest account of Matt’s journey as an investigator into sex trafficking in SE Asia, and Laura’s experiences sending her husband regularly into brothels. Throughout the story, readers are introduced to the need for collaboration, covert gear, and grant funding for investigative teams. Readers also meet several of the brave investigators who today continue to bring literal rescue to sex slaves around the world.
Winner of the 2013 Writer’s Digest Self-Published E-Book (Nonfiction), the fast-paced book has gotten strong reviews from readers, including:
“I couldn’t put it down! I read the whole book in one sitting. Laura tells the gripping, real life story of the daring rescues their team makes in Asia. I could see them walking down the streets in the red light district. I felt indignant at the descriptions of the transactions grown men had with such young children, boys and girls. The raw transparency with which Laura talks about being married to a man who does the undercover work to present hard evidence to the authorities in Ch. 9 “Ghosts” really got me. Wow. Just wow.” – Angie
“A riveting story that took me on a journey through the darkest of humanity to the brightest light of hope within each of us. Truly a captivating look at what really goes on in brothels and the deeply disturbing, far-reaching effects of child sex trafficking. Throughout the book I couldn’t stop asking myself–“What can I DO??” In the end, my question was comprehensively answered, as the author offered a practical, direct avenue to fight this shocking issue and rescue children from sex slavery. You won’t walk away from this book unmoved.” – Ashley
“Riveting, heartbreaking, amazing… Words fail to describe how much potential this book has to speak to your soul.” – Jessiqua
“The story of Laura and Matt Parker’s journey into the world of sex trafficking is fascinating and enlightening. In this book, Laura tells the story with honesty and gives us a glimpse into their decision to begin working to right the wrongs of this world.
“It’s a short book, and it left me wanting more. More stories! More details! More action points!” – Lisa
“I read this book not once, but twice, in a matter of two-three hours. I read it once to myself and then I followed my mom around her house while she cleaned and read it out loud to her.
The story is easy to follow but one that stirs your heart and makes your heart skip beats. Laura writes as if she is talking to you across the table with cups of coffee in your hand and hers.” – Ricci
For more reviews on Amazon or to purchase to read for yourself, check out the current version of The Exodus Road on Amazon.