"I felt an almost immediate connection to not only the characters (especially 'Leila'), but with the way that Olivia Wild was writing them - such raw honesty, grit and authenticity...they almost demanded that I get to know them better." - Goodreads review
"I was totally hooked, and I felt transported to another world just by experiencing the lives of these incredible characters who are so true to life and authentic, yet unlike any I've met before." - Goodreads review
"The Sex Tourist by Olivia Wild has the intellectual and emotional impact I look for in a great book, one that takes me away, teaches me something about life, makes me feel something that I wasn't necessarily expecting, and when it's over I feel like I've lost a good friend - but one whom I am lucky to have met." - Goodreads review
"Not only is it an emotionally engaging story with well-drawn characters for whom you grow to care about deeply, but it also satisfies my need for the darker, edgier side of life that I can only really experience through reading 'fiction' novels such as this one."- Goodreads review
"Wild has an incredible way with words; her descriptions are vivid; you see what the characters are seeing, you feel what they are feeling; you feel like you are there. I felt like I was experiencing what they were: fear, deprivation, confusion, joy, heartbreak, happiness..." - Goodreads review
"This novel impressed me with its excellent plot...and Wild's superb writing style; effortlessly lovely, even during the darker and more disturbing episodes. It was an addicting, intoxicating read from start to finish." - Goodreads review
"...beneath the surface there is a deeper story that is far more complex, intelligent, and profound than the summary would suggest." - Goodreads review
"This powerhouse of a story is equally packed with action and emotion, and is sure to please even the pickiest of literary readers." - Goodreads review
"I was mesmerized by the world Olivia Wild creates, one so realistic and authentic, yet something I've never really read about (or remotely experienced) before." - Goodreads review
"...all of my senses were collectively enticed from the very first page until the last..." - Goodreads review
"It is deep and dark, original, jaw-dropping, surprising, sad, and inspiring..." - Goodreads review
"The Sex Tourist was the grand slam home run and exceeded my wildest expectations." -
From the Author
My sister, Lily, was a sex worker. She was brutally murdered.
Book One was written by Lily, and it could be read as an extraordinary autobiography with tremendously explicit sex scenes. Despite this, I think the best memorial to celebrate her short life is her writing published in a book form.
Book Two is my own writing, and it is more like a crime thriller about my quest through three continents to track down Lily's killer.
I hope you'll enjoy reading my story.