Author Barbara W. Teal’s new Audiobook, ‘Desperate Search’, is a riveting drama following an American family facing the harsh horrors of human trafficking

Barbara W. Teal, an Ohio native and retired financial planner, has completed her new audiobook “Desperate Search: An American Family Faces the Horrors of Transnational Human Trafficking”: a gripping tale of transnational human trafficking. Teal’s writing experience began in fifth grade when she became hooked on writing. As an adult, she has honed her craft through professional writing and fueled her passion for literature through her writing group in Wilmington, North Carolina. “Desperate Search” is her first foray into fiction and suspense, and it is imbued with experiences from her life of study and travel.
Published by Audiobook Network, Barbara W. Teal’s new audiobook is a gripping story of suspense and an excellent choice for dramatic fiction fans.
When Melanie Carson and Kim Foster board their flight to Paris, they are giddy with excitement to be on their first international adventure. They could never have imagined the horror set to confront them just weeks into their Parisienne adventure. When Melanie disappears from her room one night, Inspector Pierre Dubois is called in to investigate. His sharp instincts and experience tell him she didn’t leave on her own. Melanie was taken, but by whom? And why Melanie, who doesn’t fit the profile for human trafficking? Could this mystery start as far back as her hometown of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin?
Melanie’s mother, Lana, joins the inspector in a frantic search that takes them from Paris to the mysterious and exotic city of Algiers and into the Sahara Desert.
It’s a race against time, and one slip-up could mean Melanie will disappear forever.
Listeners can purchase the audiobook edition of “Desperate Search: An American Family Faces the Horrors of Transnational Human Trafficking” by Barbara W. Teal through Audible, the Apple iTunes Store, or Amazon. 
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