“I couldn’t put this book down. I took it on a flight with me and prayed for fog so we could delay the landing just so I could read longer! The Gray Zone never seems to slow down, and I was drawn in from the beginning.”
“Daphna Edwards Ziman has penned an amazingly gripping, mysterious, and superb crime thriller that is a must read for anyone loving this genre!!!”
Crystal Book Reviews
“Daphna has definitely written a whirlwind of a book that will take you on an adventure you’ll never forget.”
Great Minds Think Aloud.com
“You should pick this up if you like a good mystery/crime drama as this story will definitely tickle your fancy.”
“Don’t let the title fool you as this book is not gray but a vivid splash of color! I am raving about this book because it deserves it.”
Cheryl Koch, Amacon Grapevine
“If you like a good mystery, some suspense, and a little romance thrown in for good measure then you will definitely enjoy this book. So make sure you add it to you list of books to read this year, you won’t want to miss this one!”
“I started it last night around midnight, and found myself compelled to keep reading until 3 a.m.”
“The manner in which Ziman draws readers into the ugly, corrupt side of the foster care system is extraordinary well done. I would recommend The Gray Zone to readers who enjoy a good suspenseful mystery with a touch of romance.”
“In a world sodden with dirty little secrets, one of the worst is the systemic sexual exploitation of our most vulnerable children-at-risk … foster children. I’ve long admired how my friend Daphna Ziman has led the fight against this most despicable sex slavery, and now I admire her decision to write a fascinating thriller novel as a (serious pun intended) novel way to wake the world up to its most shameful calamity.
She has made it the subject and target of a page-turning action tale, a fable of revenge and exposure, because only in a best-seller or a blockbuster film can this horrendous tragedy be fully comprehended, understood and then hunted to its extinction.”
– Michael Fuchs, former head of HBO
“A tireless volunteer and voice for the powerless foster children of the world, Daphna Ziman takes aim at a system that can fail these very children in The Gray Zone, her debut novel. It is a harrowing, intriguing story that you will want to read in one sitting.”
– Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
“The Gray Zone, a thriller with a chameleon-like female protagonist who’s a product of the foster care system, won’t be published until Spring, but it’s already exciting interest among some Hollywood elite. In fact … two major film stars, a female and a male, are working on trying to bring the novel to screen as a vehicle for themselves.
“… Ziman also knew that thousands of other abandoned kids were still out there, longing to hold the hand of someone who would protect them. So she rallied all her Hollywood and political connections and started up, along with her friend and mentor Hillary Clinton, Children Uniting Nations, an organization that promotes the mentoring of disadvantaged kids. … Now, 17 years later, thousands of disadvantaged and abandoned kids have been the beneficiaries.”
– David Suissa, Huffington Post
A terrified single mother must travel through hell and back to clear her name and protect her children from their maniacal father. Kelly Jensen is only six years old when she witnesses her mother’s murder and her father’s wrongful conviction. Thrown into foster care, Kelly is both abused and neglected, and by age fifteen she is a runaway, relying on her street smarts to become a master at identity theft. Kelly accepts the marriage proposal of a man who she thinks can offer her a better life, only to fall victim to his vicious enslavement. Years later, estranged from her husband and struggling to support her children, Kelly becomes a suspect in the murder of her lover, a congressman. Defence attorney Jake Brooks finds Kelly irresistible, and his obsession leads him to risk his own career to help her. Together, the two uncover a sordid link among immoral foster care parents, high rollers in Vegas, politicians, Kelly’s husband, and law enforcement itself. Kelly ultimately takes fate into her own hands – in the grey zone that exists outside the black-and-white world of the legal system.