Author: Anna Erelle
Published Date: 04 June 2015
Paperpack: 240 pages
Review by: Emmanuela Eposti
"Don't forget, you're mine now. You belong to me for eternity. Do you understand? Don't forget!"
When French freelance journalist Anna Erelle (a pseudonym) first got in contact with Abu Bilel Al-Firanzi, an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter of French-Algerian origin, while researching a story, she had little inkling of the potential consequences of her action. Posing as a young Muslim convert interested in finding out more about ISIS, within a few months Erelle found herself effectively married to the terrorist and planning to undertake a journey to the fraught border between Turkey and ISIS-controlled Syria.