The Healer’s Daughters, first oracle—Jay Amberg, Author

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Oracles speak in the The Healer’s Daughters. Here is the first one:

False gods, all—though all be real. We dwell on this hill, now scarred and overrun. We reside by the once whispering river, now dammed. We inhabit the sacred grove—or what is left of it. Consecrated stray dogs lie among us with the once worshipped […]

The Healer’s Daughters, illustration 1, regional map—Jay Amberg, Author

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The Healer’s Daughters includes five original illustrations. To create these, I worked with Jonathan Smith, a teacher, artist, and writer living in İzmir, Turkey. Jonathan’s talent is immense and I am thankful for his contributions to the book. Here is the first illustration, showing the region around Bergama (and ancient Pergamon).

The Healer’s Daughters, research photos, sun wheel and water nymph—Jay Amberg, Author

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The Healer’s Daughters involved three years of research in Turkey. I’d like to share some photos from my travels around that fascinating country. Here are two to begin. This is the object that Tuğçe Iskan gazes at while she is accosting Recep Ateş outside his Ministry of Culture office in Bergama. The Bergama Archaeological Museum, […]

Midwest Book Review, The Healer’s Daughters—Jay Amberg, Author

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“An exceptional thriller that proves hard to put down.”

The Healer’s Daughters has been reviewed by Diane Donovan of the Midwest Book Review. The review will appear in print and online in August, 2019. I will post the link when it’s available. Here is the full review. What do you think? […]

Update: here is the link on Diane Donovan’s website.

The Healer’s Daughters excerpt 2: Elif’s memorial—Jay Amberg, Author

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Here is another scene from my new thriller, The Healer’s Daughters. In chapter 9, Elif and her group hold a unique memorial for the Bergama Bombing victims. I would love to hear your response in the comments section or on Facebook.

Five kilometers northwest of Bergama, six women in their twenties and thirties file up a […]

Readers’ Favorite reviews, The Healer’s Daughters—Jay Amberg, Author

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“Superb, strong and focused… Cleverly woven… Complex family dynamics… Brilliant twists… Recommend it to anyone who loves a gritty, powerful story.” —Lesley Jones

Three stellar reviews for The Healer’s Daughters, thanks to Readers’ Favorite. Get your book now on Amazon, Kindle and AmikaPress.com.

“All the elements [of] a compelling thriller—international terrorism; a greedy, powerful and ruthless […]