"Though fiction, the subject matter is well researched and the book accurately captures the political climate of the war-torn nation, with a keen eye toward its colonial past." - Kirkus Discoveries.
_ “Suzanna E. Nelson's characters exude a flesh-and-blood believability that allows the reader to connect: she creates people, not archetypes. The style, setting and pace are realistic; the author avoids irritatingly contrived... cliffhangers, instead letting the natural drama of events tell their story. This creates an atmosphere that may owe more to a documentary à la Christiane Amanpour than to any Dan Brown novel, but suspense is in no short supply, as Suzanna E. Nelson gets you involved in her characters' fate, and ultimately coming back for more...” - Matthew Scott McKay.
_"Having read the first book, Nightmare on the Nile, I was looking forward to reading The Helpers. The Helpers was an intriguing story of espionage and adventure, one with unpredictable events, interesting characters, and a complex plot. It was wonderfully written and it was easy to visualize the scenes in my mind. I enjoyed the twists and the turns of the story and characters. I look for to the characters retuning to the next book." - Ron Banks
_"This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It is full of intrigue, fast paced and yet very educational. A lot of research must have gone into this book. The setting was good that I felt like I knew the places. The characters are well written to the point where I felt like I understood them and their motives. Even the bad characters were interesting. The book kept me on my toes from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this book to any adult who is interested in international thrillers and intrigue." - JouBook
_"Suzanna E. Nelson's "The Helpers" is an excellent, fast-paced book, with no shortage of intrigue, yet based on solid knowledge of the political history of the Congo. A fine read. Highly recommended." -Joan Hare
_"I enjoyed reading this book. High intrigue and suspense from the beginning to the end. Very original. I was impressed with the way the author weaved the individual characters and brought them together. The Helpers was unlike any book I have read." - PPD
_"Once I started to read Helpers, I couldn't put it down. The suspense aspect was so gripping. The parallels with recent Rwanda history were thought provoking too." - Richard Sheeler
_"Non-stop action that kept me on my toes from the beginning to the end. The plot is exciting and original, and the book was very informative. I feel like I know a bit more about the Congo." -BookwormKala
_ "The Helpers was a great book and loved it. I couldn't put it down till i finished it." - Natasha Frank
_ "I read the Helpers and LOVED IT!!" - Anisa Fadzan