Media and Reviews of The Garden of Burning Sand

RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON, New York Times Best-selling Author

“A compelling novel with a conscience and a heart, gripping in its drama and unique in its insights into a hidden and dangerous world. Resonant with authenticity, The Garden of Burning Sand rewards the reader on every level.”

JOHN HART, New York Times Best-selling Author

“Corban Addison is a rare find in the world of thriller writers. Timely, topical, and impeccably researched, his novels embrace the full sweep of the human experience. Depravity. Destruction. Heroism. Love. If you like stories of good people struggling to do right in the world’s forgotten places, there is no one better suited to take you on the ride of your life.”

LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Addison delivers another compelling novel exposing human rights violations … A sense of urgency will keep readers engrossed, and, despite the tragedy depicted, they will also find comforting themes connected to love and family. Fans of Addison’s first novel and readers who enjoy socially conscious fiction will want this.”

BUSINESS DAY LIVE

“A John Grisham-like page-turner that will make you read deep into the night, for Addison is a master storyteller … He will blaze a trail across the world with books that twist your heart as they inform your thinking.”

ANDREW FULLEM, DIRECTOR OF THE JOHN SNOW, INC. AND WORLD EDUCATION CENTER FOR HIV

The Garden of Burning Sand is a fast-paced thriller that authentically captures the plight of young women in much of Africa today and clearly lays out the complexity of combating HIV on the continent. It was a thoroughly enjoyable novel.”

PRIDE

“Compelling. . . chock full of suspense and emotion.”

THE WITNESS

“Powerful … thoroughly authentic … insightful.”

SUNDAY ARGUS

“Gripping.”

TRIP FICTION

“Wonderful … thought-provoking … a story with a serious message.”