Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone.
She was wrong.
‘Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful’ J.P.Delaney, author of The Girl Before
‘This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night’ Red
You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer.
Your task: break into a Russian criminal's laptop and find proof that he's concealing five deep-cover agents - seemingly normal people living in plain sight.
You’re in. Five faces stare back at you.
One of them is your husband.
‘An immensely satisfying story with serpentine twists and turns’ Daily Mail
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Former CIA analyst Karen Cleveland channels her knowledge of the agency's ins and outs—and her observational powers—into her electrifying debut novel. Vivian Miller spends her days tracking down Russian sleeper agents and her nights decompressing with her husband, Matt, and tending to her four children. When her worlds collide, she's faced with the toughest imaginable choice: protect her family or the country she's sworn to serve? Cleveland’s mix of agency action, domestic drama and jaw-dropping plot twists make this book hard to put down.
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This is not my usual genre but the blurb sounded intriguing and I am so glad I decided to read it. It was obvious to the reader that she had been subtly manipulated for years but when her work saw her closing in on a Russian sleeper cell it was scary how quickly the tables were turned on her; events escalated and she got sucked into a downward spiral. The book was extremely well written, I became paranoid, jumpy and uneasily aware of how events like this could truly happen. Highly recommended read.
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If you read only one book this year, make it this one! An incredible debut that tells the tale of deceit and the impact on a family. Well worth a read.