REVIEW: The Wolf Den

The Wolf Den is a novel set in ancient Pompeii. Amara is a Greek woman who was sold by her family to be a house slave and has ended up as a prostitute in a brothel. We get to see the realities of how women were treated in those times and how the craftiest ones could find ways to slip into a slightly better life for themselves. But the truth of the reality of women of the age. Nothing new here if you’ve read other works about the time, but there is the shock value of the brothel setting and the brutality there. If it’s your first snapshot of this time, it’s an aggressive place to start.

This one is just a slightly cruder version of Kate Quinn’s The Mistress of Rome. Read if you enjoyed The Silence of the Girls or A Thousand Ships. ⭐️⭐️⭐️


Thanks to Netgalley for approval to read this one, although I had purchased a copy before I received that approval. All opinions above are my own.


Is there a period of time in history that you feel like you’ve read about extensively?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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