Mar 06 2010


Published by at 8:37 pm under Books

by William Boyd

An excellent mystery with an embedded spy story that drives most of the mystery. A well written entertaining book. The main characters are a woman who was a very minor ‘spy’ for the UK in WW II and her daughter who is a single mother, graduate student, and teacher of English as a second language to adults. The intertwined stories are the mother’s history in 1939 to 1941 and the disclosure of that story to her daughter in 1976. The revelation of the mother’s past and prior identity is a total surprise and shock to the daughter. The book is organized as the overlapping telling of these two stories and they come together very nicely.
Very enjoyable.

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